Train driver health story - uni journalism assignment

 
  CaptainFred Beginner

Hi everyone,

Not sure if this is the best place for this so feel free to move it if not.

My name's Declan - I'm a journalism student at the University of Technology, Sydney and I'm putting together a video story on a recent study showing a huge improvement in the general health and BMI of Australian train drivers after the introduction of the national health standard after the Waterfall crash.

I'm looking for a case study for my story - ideally, anyone who drives a train and has lost weight or improved their health in some other way recently, either to comply with the health standards OR after the new rules relating to BMI that were introduced earlier this year.

I'd just be after a brief video interview with someone.

The story's just for an assignment and *wouldn't be published* (just submitted privately for marking).

So does anybody here know anyone who might fit the bill, or is there somebody else I should speak to? I'm currently talking to the RTBU as well.

It's a pretty positive story and will paint Sydney's train drivers and the national health standard in a good light.

I can pass on my email to anyone who might be able to help - and any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Declan

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  T88 Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
A brief video interview? That would be a breach of the code of conduct.
  CaptainFred Beginner

A brief video interview? That would be a breach of the code of conduct.
T88
Rightio, so it would have to be coordinated through Sydney Trains itself, even though it's not for publication? Or are you saying that under no circumstances can drivers speak to the media, even if I do go through those channels?
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
No comments are to made by Sydney Trains/NSW Trains staff to the media, all media requests are to be directed through the media liasons officer.

All enquiries from the media (including newspapers, radio, television, electronic or print media) about Sydney Trains must be forwarded to the Manager Public Affairs (Contact (02) 8922 4346 - this line is available 24 hours a day).
Unless authorised by Sydney Trains to do so, you must not make any comment on behalf of Sydney Trains, claim to represent Sydney Trains, or give any impression whatsoever (such as wearing a Sydney Trains uniform or signing correspondence off with your Sydney Trains title) that you are representing Sydney Trains on any issue. This includes: Public speaking engagements Making comments to the media Giving opinions in letters, e-mails, newspapers, books, journals or notices.
This does not prevent you making comment in such forums, as long as you do not represent yourself as a Sydney Trains employee, contractor, consultant or representative speaking on Sydney Trains' behalf.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Try an official letter from your professor on University letterhead. Someone in the railways HQ might see it as an opportunity for cooperation.
  johnlush Junior Train Controller

Location: Summer Hill NSW 2130
This does not prevent you making comment in such forums, as long as you do not represent yourself as a Sydney Trains employee, contractor, consultant or representative speaking on Sydney Trains' behalf.
Somebody

Doesn't this sentence say that you can give your own personal comments provided that you make it clear you're not speaking on Sydney Trains' behalf?
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Doesn't this sentence say that you can give your own personal comments provided that you make it clear you're not speaking on Sydney Trains' behalf?
johnlush
AFAIK and understand yes

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