The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the appointments of Catherine King, Andrew Giles and Glenn Sterle to the Labor shadow ministry
In a statement today ATA Chair Geoff Crouch congratulated King and Giles on their appointments and said he looked forward to working with them following the announcement last week of Anthony Albanese as the opposition leader.
King has been named Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, taking on the portfolio that Mr Albanese held in government and opposition since 2006.
Andrew Giles has been named Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure.
“As a former Minister for Road Safety and former Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Ms King had ministerial responsibility for the development of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011 - 2020 – a significant achievement backed by sensible consultation with industry," said Crouch.
“Mr Giles has highlighted the importance of the provision of infrastructure to the productivity and liveability of cities, speaking in parliament of the need for transparency and a strong evidence base for infrastructure decisions,” he said.
Mr Crouch also extended congratulations to Glenn Sterle, who remains Shadow Assistant Minister for Road Safety.
“Prior to the election, Senator Sterle appeared on our Trucking Q&A panel in Perth before joining me in Cabover Cabinet to discuss key industry issues, like 30-day payment terms, heavy vehicle rest areas and advanced safety technologies such as advanced braking," said Crouch.
“Senator Sterle highlighted his commitment to working closely with the trucking industry to ensure our voice is heard,” he said.
(Image: ATA Chair Geoff Crouch).