The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) says it welcomes Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s appointments of new ministers for Australia’s freight and logistics supply chain industry.
“This is an important time for the sector, and we look forward to working collaboratively with Prime Minister Albanese’s new government,” Brad Williams, ALC CEO, says.
“We welcome the appointment of Catherine King as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government,” he adds.
He says he congratulates all the new ministers and welcomes the opportunity to continue discussions with the incoming government on the importance of the supply chain to Australia’s economy.
He says the ALC worked closely with Catherine during her time as Shadow Minister and adds that he is confident that her understanding of the industry will serve the sector well.
He notes the ALC also looks forward to working with Senator Carol Brown as 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,” Brad says.
“We need to focus on shaping tomorrow’s supply chain today if we are going to stay ahead of this growth,” he adds.
He says in this term, industry and government need to work ‘hand in glove’ to support the sector in improving safety, productivity and sustainability based on the challenges and lessons learned from the past two years.
He adds that he looks forward to working with ministers Chris Bowen and Brendan O’Connor who in their new roles will help with dealing with emissions reduction challenges as well as supply chain skills shortages.
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