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Australian Logistics Council.

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The Hon John Anderson MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Transport and Regional Services Leader of the National Party

05 September 2002 A111/2002


A national approach to infrastructure development will be a key priority for the new Australian Logistics Council, which held its inaugural meeting in Canberra today.

The Federal Government and the logistics industry agreed to establish the council to steer the implementation of the Australian Logistics Industry Strategy. The council is chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson.

"The council consists of high-level industry leaders and government representatives," Mr Anderson said.

"The members of the council have enormous expertise and knowledge about logistics issues, and I am very pleased that they have accepted my invitation to work together with the Government to improve Australia's logistics performance.

"The council decided to focus on four key areas, which are: infrastructure development, people, regulation and leadership. In particular, the council agreed there is an immediate need for a national approach to infrastructure development, and it will present its views to the meeting of Commonwealth, state and territory transport ministers that will be held on 18 September.

"The discussions today confirm my view that we are heading in the right direction with our transport reform plans, which include:

our transport infrastructure plan, AusLink, which includes the development of a National Land Transport Infrastructure Development Plan. I will be releasing a Green Paper on AusLink later this year, following consultations with the states and territories;


our proposal for an investment of $870 million in rail infrastructure, if the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is successful in obtaining a lease over the NSW interstate rail system; and


our plans to capitalise on the potential of satellite navigation and other smart transport technologies." ●

A list of Council members is attached.

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Bill McKinley ( Minister Anderson's Office ) 02 6277 7680



Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Transport and Regional Services, the Hon John Anderson MP




Corrigan, Chris Managing Director Patrick Corporation

Cranwell, David Group GM, Logistics International Mayne Group Ltd

Crick, Geoff Treasurer National Farmers Federation

Dunning, Ross Chair Port of Brisbane Corporation

Gunn, Peter Principal Freight Link

Horwood, Brian Managing Director Rio Tinto Ltd

Jensen, Colin President Intelligent Transport Systems Australia

Lacombe, Martin CEO Australian Railroad Group

Little, Paul Managing Director Toll Pty Ltd

McGowan, Bruce Chairman Victorian Industry Sea Freight Council

McIver, Bruce Director McIver Corporation

Murray, Ian CEO Australian Institute of Export

Riordan, Jim General Manager Brambles Marine Group

Rothery, Bill Chairman and CEO John Swire and Sons Pty Ltd

Rowley, Anthony Project Director Tasmanian Electronic Commerce Centre Pty Ltd

Russell, Greg Director Aviation Sydney Airports Corporation

Russell, Llew CEO Shipping Australia Pty Ltd

Sanderson, Kerry CEO Fremantle Port Authority

Svikis, Martin CEO Specialised Container Transport

Troutbeck, Professor Rod Head, School of Engineering Queensland University of Technology

Williams, David OAM President and Managing Director United Parcel Service, Trade Management Services


Matthews, Ken Secretary Department of Transport and Regional



Deegan, Michael Director General Department of Transport NSW

Martin, Greg Director General WA Planning and Infrastructure

Neilson, Professor Lyndsay Secretary VIC Department of Infrastructure