Plat­form for in­dus­try shake-up

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MICHAEL McCor­mack said the re­port paves the way for the de­vel­op­ment of a strat­egy which im­proves the com­pet­i­tive­ness of Aus­tralian busi­nesses and de­liv­ers for con­sumers by mak­ing it faster, eas­ier, and less ex­pen­sive to move goods.

“We know the na­tional freight task will al­most dou­ble over the next 20 years, which presents a chal­lenge and op­por­tu­nity to work with in­dus­try to max­imise the ben­e­fit from the sec­tor which al­ready con­trib­utes around 10 per cent of our pro­duc­tiv­ity,” the Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture and Trans­port said.

“I thank the Panel for its re­port, which pro­vides a plat­form for Govern­ment to look at op­por­tu­ni­ties to drive ef­fi­cient and sus­tain­able freight lo­gis­tics while bal­anc­ing the freight needs of a grow­ing econ­omy and en­sur­ing the sec­tor and the com­mu­nity share the ben­e­fits too.”

The newly-re­leased re­port rec­om­mends 54 changes.

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