Logistics industry comments on the Federal election results

The Liberal-National Coalition, led by Scott Morrison, has won the 2019 Federal Election. Industry representatives from across the logistics sector have commented on the results.

“This has been a clear election result after a tightly fought contest over recent weeks.
It is particularly pleasing that Australia appears set to have a majority government, which will help to provide the certainty that businesses and investors need. ALC also acknowledges the election campaign run by the Labor opposition, and thanks them for being prepared to engage positively with our industry over the last parliamentary term,” Kirk Coningham, CEO, ALC said.

“The immediate priority is to finalise the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, so that Australia can start to realise the very real benefits that will flow to our economy and to local communities as a result of having greater efficiency and safety in our supply chains,” he concluded.

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) also congratulated Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Government on their success at Saturday’s Federal Election.

In a statement the VTA said that it enjoys an established and productive relationships with the Liberal National Coalition, which are instrumental in its ability to shape transport policy, regulation and legislation that facilitates more productive and efficient supply chains for the betterment of its members and this industry.

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has congratulated Scott Morrison on leading the Coalition to an election victory and retaining government.

“The ATA and our member associations look forward to continuing our work with the Government to improve the safety and productivity of the Australian trucking industry,” Geoff Crouch, Chair, ATA said.

“We now urge the Government to turn its focus to taking action on improving road safety, with the ultimate aim of zero fatalities or serious injuries on our roads,” he said.

The ATA has welcomed the Coalition’s budget and election commitments to road safety which include:

  • a $2.2 billion road safety plan that includes the establishment of a new office of road safety, as well as additional funding for the Black Spot program, rest area and local road upgrades, research and development, and bridge upgrades.
  • $400,000 for the redesign of the Volvo ATA Safety Truck
  • the development of a nationally consistent approach to new and improved pullover bays, and
  • increased funding to improve the Driver Reviver program.