For many years RISSB has promoted the idea that Australia, like some other railways, should have a national rail safety risk model as a consistent, objective, quantitative and user-friendly tool to help rail companies understand their safety risk better. But without the authority to compel industry to undertake such a project, RISSB relied on a strategy of building support, i.e. selling the project on its merits. This has had much success; by late 2016 the ARRM project began in earnest. Not only is this a win for Australian rail safety and risk managementê, itês a win for innovation and collaborationê.