Regulation

Regulation Policy Committee

Purpose of the Committee

The Committee shall provide assistance to Council and the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities in relation to the 2011 – 2013 Strategic Objectives 2 – 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.

Eligibility for Membership

Members of the Committee shall consist of Council Members and Associate Members

Core Activities

The Committee will develop policy positions and communication documents on topics identified by the Committee as within the scope and strategic plan of the Committee and ALC.

Committee Working Groups

Working groups may be formed by the Board or the Committee for a determined timeframe as required to manage specific issues or policies. Working group members can be appointed from within or outside the Council membership.

Pallet Process Standards Working Group

ALC, with support from Australia’s two largest pallet providers – CHEP and Loscam – has formed a Pallet Working Group to address efficient use of pallets in our national supply chains and to adopt a nationally consistent approach to the development, promotion and implementation of best practice for the use of pallets in Australia.

The Working Group will aim to deliver a greater degree of national consistency and uniformity when it comes to the use of pallets by supply chain participants.

It will be responsible for developing and implementing a process guideline for dispute resolution for pallet transactions across the supply chain.
It will also be the place where the industry can go to obtain information about the existing processes, requirements and the ‘guidelines’ stakeholders have in place regarding the use of pallets in the supply chain.

To view the Terms of Reference click here.

For further information on the Pallet Process Standards Working Group, or to express an interest in joining the Working Group, please email admin@austlogistics.com.au

Supply Chain Standards Working Group

The Australian Logistics Council and GS1 Australia have joined forces to create a new high level industry working group to improve supply chain efficiency and product traceability.

The ALC Supply Chain Standards Working Group will be comprised of industry experts from across the supply chain who will focus on better aligning the transport and logistics sector with Australian industry in the adoption of global standards for identification, information capture and sharing across supply chains.

To view the Terms of Reference, click here.

Topics for FY11-12

National Transport Regulatory Framework

The Committee is to develop and implement a project plan to ensure that the Council’s policy positions will be taken into account regarding the national transport policy and regulatory reform agenda being driven by the COAG and ministers of the Australian Transport Council (ATC):

  • National Rail Safety Regulator and regulatory framework
  • National Marine Safety Regulator and regulatory framework
  • National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and regulatory framework

National Legislation

The Committee is to develop and implement a project plan to ensure that the Council’s policy positions will be taken into account regarding the development of one national law for each of the proposed Regulators to minimise conflict with related regulatory frameworks such as National Workplace Health and Safety laws and regulations.

National Workplace Health and Safety Legislation

The Committee is required develop a policy paper regarding the National Workplace Health and Safety law and regulations to ensure that there is a national and consistent approach to regulation and to minimise conflict with transport and logistics specific regulatory framework.

National Transport Regulatory Reforms

The Committee is required to moniter and produce policy papers on the national transport regulatory reform agenda and policy development by the National Transport Commission which includes:

  • Telematics
  • COAG Road Reform Program
  • Freight rail policy framework Fatigue management
  • Performance Based Standards
  • Supply Chain strategies

Henry Tax Review

The Committee is required to moniter and complete relevant submissions on the Henry Tax Review.