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Female garbage truck driver training program in Ipswich gets anti-discrimination exemption

Kate McKenna (ABC)


Rumbling through the streets in her garbage truck, scooping up bins in its path — is just another day in the office for Belinda Janson.

Workplace Discrimination

The 42-year-old is currently the only female waste truck driver at Ipswich City Council (ICC), west of Brisbane, making her something of a rare breed.


"Occasionally it is harder for females to get into the [truck-driving] industry," Ms Janson said.

"A lot of people are under the assumption females can't drive trucks or big rigs or whatever the case might be, so it is a little harder for women.


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