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Industry Insider : Australian Logistics Council

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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.

  • Chain of Responsibility reforms

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    September 2015

    Australia’s transport ministers have agreed to reform Chain of Responsibility (CoR) obligations in the Heavy Vehicle National Law, which, if successful, will have significant ramifications for all supply chain participants.

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  • Encouraging industry diversity

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    August 2015

    Studies show that women make up only about 20 per cent of the workforce in the transport, logistics and warehousing sectors.

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  • IA’s National Infrastructure Audit

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    July 2015

    Australia’s transport and infrastructure ministers gathered in Sydney in May to progress a number of important reforms affecting the heavy vehicle industry across a range of areas, including infrastructure, regulation and safety. ALC attends these meetings to ensure the needs of the logistics industry are appropriately recognised in ministers’ decision making.

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  • ALC Annual Forum

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    June 2015

    The Australian Logistics Council recently held its Annual Forum at the MCG, where more than 300 people took part in often-rigorous discussion and debate on the hot issues facing the logistics industry.

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  • A focus on roadworthiness

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    May 2015

    There has been much focus in recent months about the topic of heavy vehicle roadworthiness. The issue is a vexed one and attracts a range of arguments on the best way to put real and tangible improvements in place without disproportionately limiting industry’s efforts to implement efficiency improvements.

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  • Dialogue with the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    April 2015

    Last month, the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) held its fifth annual dialogue with the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

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  • Strengthening the Supply Chain

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    March 2015

    ALC has recently launched ‘Strengthening the Supply Chain’ – a new online and hardcopy newsletter which provides up to date and practical information on the important issues of supply chain safety and compliance.

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  • Change on the horizon

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    February 2015

    The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) continues to evolve to take into account changes to the regulatory landscape and developments in the industry.

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  • En route to a safer industry

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    December 2014

    If heavy vehicles were inspected vigorously every day and a speed limit of 10km/h was applied to all heavy vehicles, there would be no deaths or injuries from truck crashes. But industry would grind to a halt. On the other hand, if heavy vehicles had no inspection regime, could access any road with no speed or drive-time limits, goods would be delivered faster and cheaper, until the costs of crashes started piling up.

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  • Taking responsibility

    By: Michael Kilgariff

    November 2014

    It is a pleasure to bring you the first of my regular articles in Prime Mover about issues facing the logistics industry. As Managing Director of the Australian Logistics Council, I am fortunate that I get to speak to a wide range of people from across industry and government about the state of the logistics industry and the things we can do to make our industry stronger and more prosperous.

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