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Michael Kilgariff
Australian Logistics Council

The Australian Logistics Council represents the major Australian logistics supply chain customers, providers, infrastructure owners and suppliers. The ALC works with all levels of government to ensure it considers the needs of the logistics industry in its investment and policy decisions; and focuses its advocacy efforts on four key areas with the aim of improving supply chain efficiency - including supply chain logistics safety, infrastructure, regulation and technology. The ALC is led by Managing Director, Michael Kilgariff.

  • Towards a better road transport network

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    March 2017

    Despite Australia being a single economy, much of Australia’s transport planning and regulation is centred in state capitals and stops at state borders. Historically and constitutionally, land transport has been in the bailiwick of the states. Slowly, however, the Federal Government is making its mark both in financing and regulating.

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  • Laying the foundation for better freight networks

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    July 2018

    2018 has already witnessed several key milestones on the journey towards the development of Australia’s first-ever comprehensive Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. These have included two days of industry discussion and debate at ALC Forum 2018 in March, which allowed industry participants to consider the next stage of the Strategy’s progress, moving beyond considering what it needs to contain and addressing the more complex question of how it can best be implemented.

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  • Technology Behind the Wheel

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    July 2018

    With all the ‘hype’ that can sometimes surround discussions about the application of technology in the transport and logistics sector, it’s important to break down some of the ‘myths’ that persist around the application of technology in supply chains, and highlight the practical benefits that greater interface with technology can deliver for freight logistics operators and consumers alike.

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  • Let sleeping policy dogs lie

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    June 2018

    All participants in Australia’s heavy vehicle industry are agreed that improving its safety is imperative, not only in the interests of the workforce, but for the sake of all road users. It is certainly far too important an issue to be conflated with a continuing industrial campaign within some sections of the industry.

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  • All roads lead to telemetry

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    May 2018

    The Australian Logistics Council 2018 Forum, held in Sydney in March, brought together 280 of the freight logistics industry’s most senior figures, regulators, policy makers and political figures to examine the full gamut of policy issues confronting the sector.

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  • CoR changes will put safety in the spotlight

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    April 2018

    Heavy vehicle safety has already been much talked about this year, and changes to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) expected to commence in mid-2018 are set to keep the focus on this vitally important issue.

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  • Enough talk – time for action on telematics

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    March 2018

    For everyone working in Australia’s freight logistics industry, statistics around heavy vehicle safety can make for sobering reading. In the early months of 2018, there has been significant media focus on the fact that in the 12 months to September 2017, there was an increase in the number of fatal crashes in New South Wales that involved heavy vehicles.

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  • Putting technology to work

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    February 2018

    With so much discussion in industry about the impact of autonomous vehicles, it’s important not to overlook the potential technology has to allow heavy vehicles to operate more efficiently and safely, whilst also having access to better road infrastructure.

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  • A welcome dose of common sense

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    December 2017

    No one seriously disputes the notion that Australia’s cities can and should function more efficiently. In light of their expected growth in the years ahead, it will be imperative for our CBD areas to find ways to accommodate significantly larger populations.
    Yet, the plans we make have to be realistic, and driven by a recognition that not everything can be delivered on the back of a bicycle, or via drone.

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  • No use complaining – we must start explaining

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    November 2017

    When the Grattan Institute released ‘Stuck in Traffic? Road Congestion in Sydney and Melbourne’, it set off a predictable chain of events that fits the usual pattern of public conversations about the way Australians use our road network.

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