Submission to the Commonwealth Government COVID-19 Response Inquiry

COVID-19, Planning, Productivity, Resilience


  1. The NCM should be recognised as the principle coordinating body between industry and government as it relates to any external challenges to the efficient operation of the Australian freight chain.
  2. Promote ongoing education in the public sector regarding the essential services provided by the logistics and supply chain industry.
  3. Proactively engage with peak industry bodies, like the ALC, to stay informed, foster strategic relationships, and ensure preparedness for future crises.
  4. Develop a pre-prepared strategy for communicating issues to the supply chain and the community.
  5. Future public health orders explicitly acknowledge and accept demonstrable risk-based controls or mechanisms implemented by companies within the supply chain.
  6. Freight and supply chain workers should be granted priority access to vaccinations and other health protections.
  7. Commonwealth Government consider a national permit solution for any future border closures that is agreed to by all States and Territories

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