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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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  • 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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  • Summit clarifies safety issues for industry

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    October 2017

    As part of the Australian Logistics Council’s ongoing commitment to driving better safety outcomes across our supply chains, each year we host Australia’s largest supply chain safety event.

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  • Our cities risk being boxed in

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    September 2017

    Over the past six months, the Australian Logistics Council has been working through a significant process of industry engagement associated with the continuing development of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.

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  • Good planning means good outcomes

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    August 2017

    It seems that every week of late brings another story of the formation of a group designed to exert pressure on state and local governments to ‘do something’ about heavy-vehicle movements on roads in and around their local community.

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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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