Our New Strategic Direction
Industry representation of the freight transport and logistics industry in Australia is highly fragmented, with close to 100 industry associations and councils representing the various components and geographical areas of the industry.
The Australian freight transport and logistics industry is required to put cohesive policy positions forward to secure the best outcome. This will only occur if the industry works in partnership and supplies complementary resources to provide advocacy on national infrastructure and regulatory issues.
The Australian Logistics Council is not seeking to become the sole representative of the Australian freight transport and logistics industry, or to be the peak body of associations in the freight transport and logistics industry. There are many local and industry specific issues that are extremely well handled by sectoral/modal and state/territory associations.
The Australian Logistics Council has undertaken considerable research on industry representative and associations around Australia to determine the most appropriate model for the Australian freight transport and logistics industry.
We will continue to represent the Australian freight transport and logistics industry on national regulation and infrastructure issues, with the aim of emulating the success of organisations such as the Minerals Council of Australia and Business Council of Australia, which coordinate and represent the interests of industry to all levels of the Australian government.
It is the Minerals Council model that the Australian Logistics Council has adopted.
Our aim is to develop and maintain good working relationships between the Australian Logistics Council and other associations to ensure the industry maximises its advocacy efforts. The Australian Logistics Council will continue to maintain a constructive dialogue with all freight transport and logistics associations, including:
National and sectoral transport and logistics associations
Transport and logistics professional organisations
- Transport unions
- International transport and logistics organisations
ALC is the lead advocacy organisation to all levels of Government and industry on freight transport and logistics supply chain regulation and infrastructure issues.
To influence national transport and infrastructure regulation and policy to ensure Australia has safe, secure, reliable, sustainable and internationally competitive supply chains.
- Be the nationally recognised voice of Australia’s freight transport and logistics supply chain.
- Be the leading advocate of appropriate national regulation and infrastructure to ensure Australia enjoys the full benefits of freight transport and logistics policy development and reform.
- Promote and encourage greater recognition by Government and the community of the importance of the freight transport and logistics industry’s contribution to Australia’s economy.
The Australian Logistics Council is viewed by all levels of Government and industry as the primary source of information on freight transport and logistics supply chain issues.