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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2018
58 ALC COMMUNICATIONS VIDEOS ALC produced three videos during 2017, which were used at key ALC events and during ALC presentations at industry forums to highlight the importance of supply chain efficiency and safety to Australia’s economy. Each of them is available on the ALC website. Opening Video – ALC Forum 2017 (March 2017) The video emphasised the importance of active industry engagement throughout the Strategy’s development, and the need to clearly communicate core priorities to governments, noting that the information and experiences that industry puts forward now will shape policy-setting over future political cycles. It also outlined some of the key themes that would be discussed as part of the Forum, including the importance of intermodal terminals, the need to build Inland Rail, planning and urban encroachment, the role of superannuation funds in infrastructure investment, and supply chain visibility. Charting The Course For A National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy (June 2017) This video was released at the ALC Parliamentary Function as a visual component highlighting the issues contained in the ALC Working Paper, Charting the Course for a National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. It highlights the contribution that the freight logistics industry makes to the nation’s economy, and highlights industry’s key expectations for the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. Opening Video – 2017 ALC Supply Chain Safety & Compliance Summit (September 2017) This video provided a snapshot of the changes to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), due to commence operation in 2018. The video discusses the importance of promoting safety improvements in the freight logistics industry – and of ensuring that supply chain participants understand their CoR obligations – and explores how initiatives such as the Industry Code of Practice being developed by ALC and the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) (to be registered under the HVNL) can help to provide certainty for the industry and promote better safety outcomes. SPEECHES Throughout 2017, ALC representatives took the opportunity to present at a number of significant industry gatherings and meetings of key bodies, to highlight the important role Australia’s freight logistics industry plays in economic activity, and underscore the importance of greater supply chain efficiency and safety for businesses, and local communities. Presentations were made at the following events: • Supply Chain Management Australia Conference, 17 November 2017 • NSW Major Projects Conference, 14 November 2017 • Online Retail Logistics 2017 Conference, 11 October 2017 • Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies Leadership & Policy Seminar, 4 October 2017 • Foodservice Today and Tomorrow Conference, 12 September 2017 • GS1 Australia Supply Chain Week, 7 September 2017 • Centroc Strategic Regional Roads Group, 18 August 2017 • Australian Constructors Association, 16 August 2017 • Australian Food and Grocery Council Supply Chain Seminar, 28 June 2017 • Infrastructure Investor Melbourne Summit, 20 June 2017 • Seyfarth Shaw Safeguard Series, 15 June 2017 • Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference, 23 May 2017 MEDIA ALC maintains a consistent presence in mainstream, social and trade media outlets. A core objective for ALC’s advocacy is to use media outlets to place our industry’s views and policies before the public, who can exert influence over policymakers. This is in addition to promoting those views directly to policymakers themselves. For the past year, ALC has issued an average of more than one media release per week, continued to publish regular monthly columns in key trade media outlets, and published opinion pieces and comments in key mainstream media outlets, including The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. These, plus other media engagement activities, resulted in 236 mentions in the media for ALC over the course of the year. This coverage addressed key supply chain issues, and political and policy developments, and engaged in broader economic questions that affect this industry, including the worrisome resurgence of militant unionism in the supply chain in late 2017. The 57 media releases were: • Cabinet Reshuffle Reconfirms Focus on Freight and Supply Chains – 19 December 2017 • Budget Submission Clarifies Investment Priorities – 19 December 2017 COMMUNICATIONS