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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2012
15 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2012 Actions Outcomes 4. Provide industry advocacy on the COAG, SCOTI and NTC national transport policy and regulatory reform agenda, including: • National Rail Safety Regulator and regulatory framework • National Marine Safety Regulator and regulatory framework • National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and regulatory framework • National Workplace Health and Safety Law and regulations • National Telematics Strategy • COAG Road Reform Program • Freight Rail Policy Framework • Fatigue management • Performance-based standards • Supply chain strategies ALC has been highly active in all facets of the COAG, SCOTI and NTC national transport policy and regulatory reform agenda. On behalf of its members, ALC provided submissions and took part in a range of industry stakeholder sessions to push for a more nationally consistent regulatory framework and investment in appropriate national infrastructure. This advocacy role has elevated the specific needs of freight in the policy and reform agenda, and has led to ALC now being viewed as one of the industry experts and exponents on governance of the national laws. 5. Advocacy on the Henry Tax Review and other emerging issues ALC invited to attend the National Tax Forum. 6. Advocacy on the role of Infrastructure Australia and high level of engagement on: • The National Ports Strategy and National Freight Network Plan • Capital City Strategic Planning Systems – Australian Logistics Council to ensure capital city strategic planning systems take into account population and the impact on transport and logistics. ALC has been highly engaged with Infrastructure Australia and has made submissions on the National Ports Strategy and National Freight Network Plan. As part of this approach, ALC has advocated a consistent approach by the Capital City Strategic Planning Systems program. 7. Create a national presence for Australian Logistics Council through: • Development of strategic partnerships with relevant government and industry bodies • Active media engagement • Australian Logistics Council Annual Forum • Biannual Australian Logistics Council member/ government dialogue • Decision Makers Dinners with jurisdictional Ministers for Transport • Meetings and dinners held with all national and state transport Ministers • Media statements on all major issues • Annual Forum held on 28–30 March 2012 • ALC/DIT Dialogue held on 23 February 2012. 8. Monthly edition of Australian Logistics Council Update ALC Update circulated on first Friday of each month.