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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2014
18 2013/2014 SNAPSHOT BEFORE THE ELECTION: • Produced ‘Time to Deliver’. • Report focused on four key priorities: an inland rail route; a second Sydney Airport at Badgery’s Creek; delivery on investment in critical logistics infrastructure; and reforms to increase productivity, reduce red tape and improve safety. • Commitments or action on all since publication. AFTER THE ELECTION: • Published ‘Stronger Supply Chains, a Stronger Australia’. • Report highlighted 10 key points to improve supply-chain efficiency in Australia. • Commitments or agreement on most since publication. 2014 ALC FORUM: • Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney. • Time to Deliver to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency. DIRECT ADVOCACy: • Engagement and meetings with federal and state ministers, and senior opposition figures. • Achieved greater agreement for reduced regulation and greater infrastructure investment. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS: • Continued informal discussions with leading decision-makers. • Delivered 16 speeches and/or presentations by the Managing Director to significant meetings and conferences of major decision-makers in the infrastructure and logistics industry. MEDIA: • Wide, direct coverage through 60 media releases and 90 media mentions. • Wide, indirect coverage through contacts with journalists, and backgrounders on website. • Greater indirect messaging through monthly emailed newsletter. 2014 DIALOGUE: • Formal meeting with senior personnel in Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development to progress the National Land Freight Strategy. SAFETy: • Continued development of the National Logistics Safety Code of Practice. • Released new safety guideline on the use of load restraint ‘rated’ curtains for trucks. • Agreement to develop specialised tanker code and Electrical Cable Logistics Safety Code as part of the ALC National Logistics Safety Code of Practice. ALC ORGANISATION: • Continued improvement in staff skills. • More effective use of outsourcing specific tasks to lessen the pressure to increase permanent staff. • ALC Planning Day held to chart a positive course for the organisation’s future growth. ALC Action A SNAPSHOT OF in 2013/2014