ALC moves to Canberra to begin 'new era'

The ALC is using its move to the nation's capital to gain greater access to decision makers

Transport companies will have a new voice in the nation’s capital, with the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) using its move to Canberra to gain greater access to decision makers.

ALC Chairman Ivan Backman says the group will use its move from Brisbane to Canberra in September to lead the way on arguing for a better deal for transport and logistics operators.

Referring to the move as a "new era" for the ALC, Backman says being close to government will help the organisation focus strongly on issues affecting the transport sector.

"We have already had some meetings with some of the most senior members of the industry and it has been decided the ALC will focus on three main factors: infrastructure, influence and regulation," he says.

The group also plans to advocate action on resolving cross border issues and push for greater efforts to involve women in the industry.

Despite the move, Backman says the ALC will still maintain contact with state governments.

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