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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2013
13 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2013 ABOuT uS ABOuT NLSC Advocacy on infrastructure » Nation Building II from 2014/15 » National Freight Network Plan » National Ports Strategy » State/Territory Freight Plans » COAG Capital City Strategic Planning Systems » Role of Infrastructure Australia » Resource related infrastructure – roads, rail, shipping and ports Administer and Develop Safety Codes » National Logistics Safety Code – Retail Logistics Supply Chain Code of Practice – Steel Code – Coal Seam Gas Logistics Safety Code Government stakeholders » Council of Australian Governments. » Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure » Departments of infrastructure and transport » Other relevant Australian Government Departments » Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials Committee » National Transport Commission » Infrastructure Australia and state infrastructure organisations » Productivity Commission » Safe Work Australia » Australian Local Government Association and local government authorities » Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities Advocacy on regulation » Development and implementation of a nationally consistent transport and logistics regulatory frameworks » Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure (SCOTI) national transport policy and regulatory reform agenda including: – National Heavy Vehicle Regulator – National Rail Safety Regulator – National Marine Safety Regulator » Use of Industry codes to drive national consistency and as an industry driven response to ‘chain of responsibility’ » Impact from related regulation including: – Industrial relations – Stronger Shipping for a Stronger Economy package. – Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal – Outcomes from Henry Tax Review – National Workplace Health and Safety law and regulations – Clean Energy Legislation (carbon tax) – Privacy legislation » National Transport Commission (NTC) regulatory reform, including: – Heavy Vehicle Charging & Investment Reform Project (HVCI) – Freight rail policy framework – Fatigue management – Performance Based Standards – Telematics » Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Members ALC Members are the major and national companies participating in the Australian freight transport and logistics supply chain industry stakeholders » National freight transport and logistics businesses » National and sectoral freight transport and logistics associations » National industry associations » Transport and logistics professional organisations » Transport unions » International transport and logistics organisations vision To be the lead advocacy organisation to all levels of Government and industry on freight transport and logistics regulation and infrastructure issues. Mission To influence national transport and infrastructure regulation and policy to ensure Australia has safe, secure, reliable, sustainable and internationally competitive supply chains. Objectives » Be the nationally recognised voice of Australia’s freight transport and logistics industry. » Be the leading advocate of appropriate national regulation and infrastructure to ensure Australia enjoys the full benefits of freight transport and logistics policy development and reform. » Promote and encourage greater recognition by Government and the community of the importance of the freight transport and logistics industry’s contribution to Australia’s economy. Outcome Australian Logistics Council is viewed by all levels of Government and industry as the primary source of information on freight transport and logistics issues. Associate Members ALC Associate Members are freight transport and logistics companies, service organisations and associations National Logistics Safety Code The ALC National Logistics Safety Code of Practice (NLSC) provides industry with a simple, equitable and effective way to maintain and improve safety across the supply chain. The Code is voluntary and sets out all participants’ responsibilities when they control or influence the movement of freight. The NLSC applies to the wide range of activities within the supply chain including legal compliance and chain of responsibility, fatigue, safe loads, speed management and equipment. The Code is the platform from which all industries can develop their own industry solutions to best suit their needs while maintaining levels of consistency for all parties whatever the supply chain. ALC industry Codes Three established industry codes sit beneath the umbrella of the NLSC. » The Retail Logistics Supply Chain Code of Practice (RLSC) » The Coal Seam Gas Logistics Safety Code (CSG LSC) » The Australian Steel Industry Logistics Safety Code (ASI LSC) Further industry codes are being assessed for suitable partnership with the NLSC. Chain of responsibility Chain of Responsibility (CoR) effectively means all parties in a supply chain are required to implement positive actions to prevent breaches of the law. Compliance with the various CoR requirements is critical to all employees of an organisation, including management, as directors may be held liable for legislative breaches. However due to complex and inconsistent regulation across state borders, it is often confusing for parties along the logistics supply chain to ensure safety is given the consideration it deserves. The CoR requirements under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will deliver a national approach to CoR obligations. ALC intends to apply to have the NLSC registered as a recognised Code of Practice under the HVNL and so becoming an NLSC participant should assist in the management of your CoR obligations. Compliance with the NLSC may also be used as evidence that all ‘reasonable steps’ were taken to prevent a contravention of the law. For more information on becoming a part of the NLSC or the three ALC Safety Codes, contact Peter Elliot, ALC Program Manager Safety at Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6273 0755 1880_Future Freight 2013.indd 13 10/05/13 1:52 PM