Final submissions are being called for the National Freight and Supply Chain Inquiry discussion paper with the Federal government saying stakeholder input is essential to ensure the nation can best take advantage of the growing freight task.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester says this inquiry ensures Australia can meet the needs of consumers, businesses, and domestic and international markets and realize the opportunities to produce more local goods.
“Our freight task will grow by 50 per cent over the next two decades as our nation’s population increases, creating additional demands on our transport network.”
“With submissions closing on 28 July 2017, I would encourage all interested parties to have their say and help shape Australia’s freight future.”
The Minister says that everyone is part of the national supply chain, whether a producer competing with domestic and global markets, a freight operator, or a consumer and he says the Inquiry needs to hear from us all.
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