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Women in Logistics – The Final Frontier. Challenge gender diversity!

Women in Logistics  –  The Final Frontier

A ground breaking and inspiring event that challenges gender diversity and calls for an end to workplace bias by de-genderising industries and employment.

Many countries worldwide, including Australia, have worked hard over the years making significant progress with workplace equality.  Discussions abound for equal remuneration, employment opportunities and family friendly policies for men and women.  The aim of true gender workplace equality is achieve a level playing field.

“Gender should never be a part of the conversation in the first place.  Workplace equality, gender bias or de-genderisation of the workplace as I call it, is not about pitching men against women.  It’s time that the industry stopped treating and rewarding men and women in the same roles differently”, says Amanda O’Brien, National Director of SCLAA & CEO of Xtreme Freight.

“It’s about the best person for the job should get the job regardless of gender. Any de-genderised workplace attracts top talent when skills are respected and recognised, and not gender.  Considerable research shows that de-genderised businesses perform better by bringing together varied perspectives producing a holistic analysis of business issues spurring greater effort and improved decision making.”

This event, presented by the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) will change the think tanks of government and industry.  “This event highlights the needs for men and women by leading industry de-genderisation conversations.  Industry leaders, both men and women, are supporting this initiative and adding voice to these vital conversations”, says Mark Skipper, Chairman of SCLAA.

“It’s not about tokenism, it’s not women versus men, or another ‘Women’s Event’.  It’s time to de-genderise the industry and employment.  The SCLAA is proud to be leading the conversation.”

The event program features leading industry spokespeople from diverse industry sectors including the defence services, transport companies and the mining sector to discuss such topics as:

  • Confidence versus Competence
  • Authentic Leadership: What it truly means to be an authentic and influential leader and to lead an authentic life
  • Fearless Leadership: Change Leadership is about People not Organisations
  • Managing Change in a 40-Year Family Business

The evolution starts here. Come, participate and facilitate the de-genderisation conversations, ask the right questions, create change and take action.  This is just the beginning of a brave new world.

When:  Friday, 29 April 2016 – 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue:  MCG Members Dining Room and Percy Beames Bar, Richmond Vic
Cost:  SCLAA Members – $150.00 | Non-Members – $165.00
Registrations close:  Monday, 18 April 2016

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For further information contact:
Amanda O’Brien
M:  0408 129 705

Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – WiseTech Global

The SCLAA is a not-for-profit Industry Association, run by members for members. Our ability to support the SCLAA infrastructure and to expand is highly dependent on our National Partners, one of which we newly welcome is WiseTech Global. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.


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WiseTech Global is an innovative global developer of cloud-based software solutions for the domestic and international logistics industries, with a strong focus on 3PL Contract Warehousing and Transport operators. Their leading product, CargoWise One, provides the most integrated and comprehensive end-to-end logistics solution in the world, and forms an integral link in the global supply chain.

From single-office businesses to large multinational companies worldwide, WiseTech Global’s customers use this next-generation technology to improve their visibility, efficiency, quality of service, productivity and profitability.

CargoWise One Warehouse Manager provides a comprehensive management system for effective 3PL and 4PL operations, with visibility and inventory control to optimize warehouse processes.

Integration with your transportation and forwarding operations reduces data-entry volume. CargoWise One links your warehouse operations to your partners, providers, and the global supply chain to streamline workflow.

Whether door-to-port or port-to-door, trucks or tracks, refrigerated, point to point, bulk or line haul, CargoWise One Transport Manager is the comprehensive solution that seamlessly manages your consignments. CargoWise One’s mobile application enables visibility and real time management from your handheld device.

With over 6,000 customers in more than 115 countries, WiseTech Global’s breakthrough software solutions are renowned for their powerful productivity, extensive functionality, comprehensive integration, deep compliance capabilities, and their truly global reach.

For more information on WiseTech Global, visit

Contact WTG:
WiseTech Global Sydney Office
Unit 3a, 72 O’Riordan Street
Alexandria NSW 2015
Australia       |      +61 (2) 8001 2200

ALC Statement on Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

The Australian Logistics Council supports an announcement today by Employment Minister Senator Michaelia Cash that the Government will be introducing legislation in the week commencing 18 April 2016 to ensure that orders setting mandatory remuneration rates for truck drivers cannot commence before 1 January 2017.

“This is a common sense approach by the Government and ALC commits to working with the Department of Employment on the review of the Road Safety Remuneration System as announced by the Minister last week,” said Michael Kilgariff, ALC Managing Director.

“The position that ALC will take to this review will be consistent with our position over the last four years – that the abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is the best option to avoid the duplication, confusion and costs that would inevitably result from the Tribunal

“Our position on the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal was backed by a Review of the Road Safety Remuneration System by Price Waterhouse Coopers and an independent review by Jaguar Consulting, both released last Friday.

“ALC believes the best way to achieve safety improvements in the heavy vehicle industry is through achieving greater compliance and enforcement of Chain of Responsibility (part of the Heavy Vehicle National Law),” he concluded.



New Report on the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Highlights its True Cost to the Community – 1 April 2016
Abolition of Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal Still the Best Option – 24 March 2016

Dematic Acquires NDC Automation

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, today announced the acquisition of NDC Automation, a leading provider of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and software in Australia and New Zealand. NDC Automation will operate under the trade name NDC Automation for a transition period locally, and globally as Dematic, and will continue to deliver the highest quality AGV solutions for Dematic customers.

Ulf Henriksson, Dematic President and CEO stated, “We are pleased to announce the acquisition of NDC Automation, which enhances our ability to design, deliver and deploy global AGV solutions that move, store and/or retrieve goods.”  Henriksson continued, “The NDC portfolio expands upon an existing portfolio that will dynamically optimise the movement of raw materials or finished goods as they move throughout a facility, including software that provides real-time information addressing material flow metrics.”

Headquartered in Australia, NDC Automation has been providing AGV solutions for companies located in Australia and New Zealand for more than 40 years. The company has pioneered major advances in the areas of safety and vehicle navigation for its customers.

Glen Borg, Dematic CEO ANZ/ASEAN commented, “This acquisition further enhances our offerings to the global marketplace, complementing our storage equipment and logistics IT technologies and providing our customers with expanded flexible, scalable and modular solutions.”

“The NDC Automation team is excited to join the Dematic organisation and leverage our technology, deep breadth of experience and provoking thought leadership in the area of goods transportation,” stated Tommy Eklof, NDC Automation CEO. “We look forward to offering our combined technology solutions to create competitive advantage for the Dematic and NDC customer base.”

Women in Logistics The Final Frontier – Friday, 29 April 2016

Don’t Miss This Ground Breaking Event! Join the Conversation at the MCG on 29th April where the Inspirational Director General Supply Chain, Air Commodore from the Australian Defence Force Christine Tolson is Leading and mentoring logistics professionals of the future.

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Born in Bunbury, Western Australia, Air Commodore Christine Tolson joined the Air Force as a ‘Supply Officer Cadet’ on 15 January 1985. Throughout her career she has performed in a number of capacities and has capital acquisition and sustainment logistics experience and qualification. Of note, Air Commodore Tolson has held four separate Command appointments during her career: Commanding Officer Maritime Patrol Systems Program Office (SPO) Commanding Officer Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems Program Office, Officer Commanding Munitions Branch as well as her current Command as Director General Supply Chain. As Director General Supply Chain, Air Commodore Tolson is responsible for wholesale warehousing and distribution, maintenance and operational supply chain functions for the Australian Defence Force.

Air Commodore Tolson has spent much of her career driving change and reform and her current posting, in which she is charged with realizing the reform started by the Defence Logistics Transformation Program, is no different. She has extensive contract development, negotiation and management and supply chain design experience. A firm believer in strategic planning and that ‘the data will set you free’, her career has also seen her invest significantly in instilling planning and performance management ethos and frameworks within the various organisations that she has led.

Her great passion lay in leadership and in mentoring the logistics officers and female leaders of the future.

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Expressions of interest sought for a logistics delegation to The Netherlands

The Australian Logistics Council is seeking expressions of interest in participating in a logistics delegation to the Port of Rotterdam and Intermodal Europe 2016, to be held in Rotterdam from 15-17 November.

This delegation is a follow-up to the Australian Port Mission to Netherlands from 25 October – 31 October 2015. A copy of the report from the delegation is available here.

The program will be tailored around delegates’ requirements and the Netherlands Consulate-General in Sydney will be assisting to organise meetings.

The Netherlands has the best port infrastructure in the world according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014. Dutch (port) companies have translated a lot of knowledge and expertise into innovative products and applications that contribute to efficiency, productivity, (cyber) security and sustainability in ports.

It is proposed the mission will take in port related organisations, port logistics and intermodal terminals.

The program will be at delegates expense.

Participation: For questions about the delegation, please contact Michael Kilgariff.
Please submit expressions of interest by Friday, 29 April 2016.

A Logistics Centre with Purpose

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More than 350 staff, owner drivers and guests of All Purpose Transport spent the day celebrating the official opening of their new Logistics Centre at 132-166 Gilmore Road, Berrinba Queensland with a ribbon cutting ceremony and family fun day.

Addressing the large crowd, General Manager for All Purpose Transport Paul Kahlert said that new premises mean little if you don’t have a great team.

“These new premises address our core value that we’ve had in place at APT for decades.  We know that the Best People = Best Business.   This is another step forward to enable our people to come to work to first class premises and to establish APT firmly as an Industry Employer of Choice,” Mr Kahlert said.

“Todays’ celebration is about our new building opening, but it is more about the great people who have worked for APT to make this possible.”

He acknowledged the founders and owners of All Purpose Transport, Trevor and Pam White.  “Without Trevor and Pam starting this company back in 1975, none of this would be possible. Their 40-plus year commitment is on show here today and we are now standing on the foundations of the business for the next 40 years.”

“APT is a privately owned Queensland road freight company servicing south east and regional Queensland with depots at Berrinba, Loganlea and the Sunshine Coast.   As we grow, this building supports our position to deliver an exceptional service to our clients across Queensland.

Today represents the opening of Stage 1 of the building development which will soon see another 2 stages added.  This footprint will total close to 18,000m2 of warehousing space along with 1000m2 of first class office space.”

Opening the Centre, Logan Mayor Pam Parker was in attendance to thank All Purpose Transport for bringing jobs to the Logan region.  Cutting the ribbon, she said that Logan would be stronger for having All Purpose Transport and both their new and planned facilitates operating from their region with strong family values at their core.

Founder and Owner, Trevor White said “that today was a celebration for the family, our employees and subcontractors for the wonderful work you do, the service you provide to our customers and the enthusiasm you display each and every day.”  He acknowledged the assistance of many who have played a pivotal role in the construction of this impressive and state of the art Logistics Centre.

“Since our beginning in 1975, founded on family values, through to the opening of this new building today, we have operated on sound principles and hired the best people we could find.  We were always confident that the company would continue to prosper past my retirement in 2001 and it has thanks to all of our people who make a difference every day, led by General Manager Paul Kahlert.”

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Small Business Information Network – Misuse of market power update & new Small Business Ombudsman Office opens

Misuse of market power law to be amended

The Australian Government has announced it plans to amend the misuse of market power provision (section 46) in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 later this year.

The Harper Review into competition policy found Australia’s current misuse of market power provision is not reliably enforceable and permits anti-competitive conduct. The planned amendment, as recommended by the Review panel, will mean that businesses with substantial market power will be prevented from engaging in behaviour that harms the competitive process.

An effective misuse of market power provision is an important and necessary part of competition law, particularly for Australia’s more than two million small businesses which make up more than 97 per cent of all businesses.

For more information, read the joint media statement on the Prime Minister’s website:

New Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman Office now open for business

Ms Kate Carnell AO was recently appointed to the position of ASBFEO for a five-year period and has said she’s hoping to be a very strong advocate for the sector and to work closely with industry associations, small business and family enterprise.

The ASBFEO will be a:

  • Commonwealth advocate for small businesses and family enterprises
  • concierge for dispute resolution and mediation services for businesses, including franchises
  • contributor to the development of small business Commonwealth laws and regulations.

For more information, visit the new ASBFEO website:

Ian Murray AM new Australian Logistics Council Chairman

ALC ChairmanAt ALC’s Board Meeting on 1 March 2016, Mr Ian Murray AM replaced former ALC Chairman Don Telford, who steps down from the position after nearly six years in the role.

Since becoming Chairman of ALC in 2010, Don spearheaded a number of significant changes at ALC. He presided over significant membership growth, expanded and sharpened ALC’s policy focus and strengthened links between industry and government. His lasting contribution to ALC and the logistics industry will be his commitment to ensuring we have the best possible talent working in our sector, which ALC is progressing through the establishment of the ALC People Committee and hosting of the inaugural ALC Diversity and Inclusion Summit in 2015. Don leaves ALC with our best wishes and thanks.

Mr Ian Murray AM is ALC’s new Chairman. He has a long association with ALC, having been made an Honorary Fellow in 2012. He has also served as Deputy Chair since 2006, as Treasurer, and on the ALC Finance and Membership Committee. He comes into the role with an unparalleled knowledge of the critical link between the logistics industry and Australian businesses and consumers, having served as Chief Executive Officer of the Export Council of Australia for 15 years.

Under Ian’s leadership, ALC looks forward to strengthening its position as the leader on the national debate on critical issues affecting Australia’s logistics industry, particularly in this critical election year.

Further information about ALC’s Board, policy agenda and advocacy focus is contained in the ALC 2015-2016 Annual Report.