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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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  • Ignorance no defence on coming CoR changes

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    July 2017

    The substantial changes coming to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), slated to take effect in the middle of 2018, will naturally have a substantial impact on those working with heavy vehicles.

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  • Beware demerit points on social licence

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    June 2017

    When the ALC Forum 2017 was held in Melbourne at the beginning of March, it was remarkable to see the extent to which urban encroachment emerged as a consistent theme in discussions among participants.

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  • Freight task needs plans, not bans

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    May 2017

    There are many factors behind an election result such as the one that occurred in Western Australia in March, but there is one is of particular note for our industry.

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  • If you build it, jobs will come

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    April 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.

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  • An important year for freight

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    February 2017

    As we enter a new year, it is worth reflecting on the things that have the potential to deliver significant gains for the logistics industry in 2017, including the heavy vehicle sector.

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  • Urban development should not cruel Melbourne’s freight efficiency

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    December 2016

    Victoria prides itself on being the freight and logistics capital of Australia. Not only is it home to the nation’s busiest container port, it is our fastest growing capital city and where much of our manufacturing occurs.

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  • Logistics industry takes its supply chain message to Canberra

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    November 2016

    In early September, the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) hosted its annual Logistics Industry Parliamentary Event. Senior logistics executives and government officials joined with Members of Parliament and Senators to discuss the integral role that safe and efficient supply chains play in supporting the Australian economy.

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  • Operator licensing could succeed where RSRT failed

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    October 2016

    At the Australian Logistics Council’s (ALC) recent Supply Chain Safety & Compliance Summit, attendees were given insight into a system that could (and should) become a future regulatory norm for heavy vehicles in Australia.

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  • Getting road pricing right

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    September 2016

    In the lead up to the federal election in July, ALC urged both major parties to work more closely with industry to ‘get road pricing right’.

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