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ALC wants new Government to focus on supply chain

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) is encouraging Australia’s next Government to act on a number of important economic reforms and infrastructure projects that are crucial to the country’s supply chain.

“Getting the Supply Chain Right, ALC’s 2016 election priorities document, identifies what needs to be done at the federal level to improve the efficiency and safety of Australia’s supply chains,” said Michael Kilgariff, ALC Managing Director.

“This election represents an important opportunity for the next Federal Government to act on a number of key reforms and infrastructure projects which are crucial to supporting Australia’s economic and social prosperity.”

The ALC has identified six key areas of high priority including structure, planning, rail, road pricing, road safety and technology. “Chief among these is ensuring Infrastructure Australia has the resources necessary to develop a comprehensive National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy to underpin future actions and reforms across the logistics industry,” Kilgariff said.

“The development of a long term plan that incorporates the various, interlinked components of our national and international supply chains is fundamental to supporting Australia’s future economic growth.

“As part of this, we need leadership at the federal level to establish effective corridor protection mechanisms to ensure the timely preservation of freight corridors and strategic sites for future infrastructure.”

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