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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2014
30 ALC ADVOCACY AND POLICY SUBMISSIONS All submissions presented detailed facts and arguments to back up recommendations that put national efficiency and the interests of consumers, small and big business, and their customers and employees ahead of sectional interests and advantage – which usually operate against the common good. LIST OF ALL 2013/2014 SUBMISSIONS: • Lowering of the GST Threshold for Overseas Goods – 23 April 2014 • National Land Freight Strategy Maps – 8 April 2014 • ALC submission on the Chain of Responsibility Review – 17 March 2014 • Developing a Compliance Framework for Heavy Vehicle Telematics – ALC Response – 10 February 2014 • ALC Response to the Budget 2014–2015 – 31 January 2014 • ALC submission on the Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill – 21 January 2014 • ALC Submission on the Road Safety Remuneration System – 15 January 2014 • ALC Submission to Productivity Commission review into Public Infrastructure – 23 December 2013 • ALC Submission on East West Link – 13 December 2013 • ALC Submission on Plan Melbourne – 10 December 2013 • ALC Submission on Stevedoring Code of Practice – 29 November 2013 • ALC Submission to the National Commission of Audit – 25 November 2013 • ALC Submission on SA Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan – 25 November 2013 • ALC Submission on the Carbon Tax Repeal Bills – 4 November 2013 • Compliance and Enforcement Framework for Heavy Vehicle Telematics Workshop – 28 October 2013 • ALC Submission on Low Value Parcel Processing Taskforce – 17 September 2013 • ALC Submission on the review of Australian Road Rules – 3 September 2013 • ALC Submission on the review of Dangerous Goods Laws – 2 September 2013 • ALC Submission on the Review of the Intelligent Access Program – 23 August 2013 • ALC Submission on the Chain of Responsibility Taskforce Discussion Paper – 16 August 2013 • ALC Submission on the Queensland Government’s Moving Freight Discussion Paper – 14 August 2013 • ALC Submission on the New Planning System for NSW White Paper and the Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney – 27 June 2013 • ALC Submission on the Future Directions for NSW Local Government Discussion Paper – 27 June 2013 • ALC Submission on the Strengthening Air Cargo Supply Chain Discussion Paper – 7 May 2013 • ALC Submission to Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal – Draft Road Safety Remuneration Order – 22 April 2013 • ALC Submission on the Coalition’s Deregulation Reform Discussion Paper – 28 March 2013 • ALC Submission on the Melbourne Metropolitan Strategy – 28 March 2013 • ALC Submission on the Draft NSW Port and Freight Strategy – 13 March 2012 • ALC Submission to the Australian Food and Grocery Council on the Australian Food Cold Chain Logistic Guidelines – 6 March 2013 • ALC Submission to the Coalition’s Productivity Priorities Working Group – 1 March 2013 • ALC 2013–14 Pre-Budget Submission – 31 January 2013 • ALC Submission on the NTC Discussion Paper on Intelligent Transport Systems – 30 January 2013 ALC WORKING GROUPS PALLET PROCESS STANDARDS WORKING GROUP The ALC Pallet Process Standards Working Group has examined four of the seven Objectives detailed in the Terms of Reference: • 3.1. Supply chain best practices in the administration of the movement of pooled hire equipment (pallets) between trading partners within the supply chain. • 3.2. Supply chain best practices in the management and control of pooled hire equipment (pallet) transactions and balances, in order to lower individual and industry shrinkage. • 3.3. To provide a central, current, accessible repository to industry of the existing processes, requirements and ‘rules’ that each stakeholder has in place. • 3.5. An independent dispute resolution process that is effective for pooled hire equipment transactions at any point in the supply chain. A ‘Principles’ document was prepared, and identified that the key for effective pallet management is an accurate paper trail. This gives rise to a set of responsibilities and expectations on the part of all parties handling pooling equipment across the supply chain,