ALC welcomes new federal transport ministers


The logistics council says it looks forward to working with the recently announced ministers

ALC welcomes new federal transport ministers
The ALC wants new ministers to work collaboratively on protecting the supply chain

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) is welcoming the appointments of ministers related to the Australian freight and logistics supply chain portfolio.

ALC CEO Brad Williams congratulates the new ministers sworn in by parliament today and welcomes the opportunity to continue discussions with the new government.

Williams says he now wants to focus on the importance of the supply chain to Australia’s economy with the new ministers.

This includes the recently appointed minister for infrastructure, transport, regional development and local government Catherine King.

"This is an important time for the sector and we look forward to working collaboratively with the new government," Williams says.

"The ALC welcomes the appointment of Catherine King as the new transport minister. We have worked closely with King during her time as shadow minister and we are confident that her understanding of the industry will serve the sector well."

But the ALC says it is also looking forward to working with senator Carol Brown, who will assume the position of assistant minister for infrastructure and transport.

"There is a big task ahead of us with Australia’s urban freight task alone expected to grow by 60 per cent by 2040," Williams says.

"We need to focus on shaping tomorrow’s supply chain today if we’re going to stay ahead of this growth."


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The ALC CEO wants the industry to continue working with the federal government to support the nation’s supply chain and improve safety, productivity and sustainability based on challenges and lessons learned in recent times.

The ALC also congratulates and looks forward to working with ministers Chris Bowen and Brendan O’Connor in their new roles given the importance of the energy transition and emissions reduction challenges, as well as the skills shortage in the supply chain.

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