26 March 2024
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Parliamentary Friends of Caravanning Group visits Australia's Parliament House in Canberra

The Caravan Industry of Australia’s first-ever Parliamentary Friends of Caravanning Group, which aims to raise the bar on understanding and awareness of the caravan industry within the halls of power, held its first event last week at Parliament House in Canberra.

Caravan manufacturers, state association leaders, and the National Board gathered at Parliament House to showcase the width and breadth of the industry’s offerings and to discuss with parliamentarians the value the caravan industry brings to the Australian economy.   

The day’s events began with an impressive display in front of Parliament House, showcasing leading-edge designs from Track Trailer, Bruder, OzXCorp, and Jayco. 

Ministers and members from across the political spectrum, including the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Catherine King, stepped out of Parliament House to explore some of Australia’s finest RVs, demonstrating the latest in design and innovation and why Australian caravanning product is considered the toughest in the world. 

This was followed by a cocktail event in Parliament House where  Co-Convenors Senator Helen Polley and the Honourable Scott Buchholz set the scene about their love for the industry and the people in it; alongside them was the Minister for Tourism and Trade, Hon Don Farell, who took the opportunity to relay to the room the industry’s immense contribution to the tourism landscape.

CEO Stuart Lamont says the event was an enormous success: “This was our opportunity to showcase just how much our industry offers to Australia, be it economically, culturally, or through our world-class product, regional dispersal, or manufacturing jobs.  Having the right people within the Parliament know about the depth of our contribution is critical,” he says.  

“Spreading the essence of caravanning through a good time and good conversation was a key objective, so receiving feedback about how enjoyable and engaging the event was fantastic. Our hope is that this sets off the momentum needed to create positive change and continued recognition of our industry,” he concluded.