FEBRUARY ISSUE 354
BCI celebrated its 25th anniversary in style with a double-decker that will no doubt be a strong competitor in an expanding Australasian market for high-risers. The quality of this double-decker shows how far BCI has come in the 25 years since Ron Nazzari kicked off in Perth, where the company is still based, with dealerships in each state and territory and in New Zealand. BCI has operated out of its own purpose-built factory at Xiamen in China since 2011 under an Australian team led by well-known industry designer Boyd Denning. BCI is one of only a few manufacturers able to supply double-deckers to the Australian market, which has a growing appetite for high-rise commuter units, at least in Sydney and Melbourne.
A Gold Coast tour bus operator will face the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane over claims it engaged in sham contracting and underpaid two workers from non-English speaking backgrounds more than $43,400. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) initiated the case against AVA Travel after receiving a request for assistance from an employee.