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May 2014 Newsletter From the Chairman Recognising world class achievements in Transport and Logistics Our best transport and logistics people are world's best. The CILT Australia Annual Awards for Excellence celebrate the accomplishments of some of the finest passenger, freight and defence transport and logistics companies and individuals in the world. This is not just a matter of self promotion, but an important standard setter for transport and logistics in Australia. And a benchmark internationally. I encourage every CILT member to search for a person or organisation they consider operating at a high or innovative level, and nominate them for our awards. We need to highlight our best people and achievements to promote the quality of our whole sector in Australia and internationally. These awards recognise organisations and individuals that set global benchmarks for best practice in their fields of endeavour and are leaders in the profession, showing world class expertise and innovation in developing and implementing transport and logistics solutions. CILT Australia congratulates all that reach this level of achievement. We will be presenting the 2014 Awards for Excellence on Saturday 6th September at Moonee Valley in Melbourne in conjunction with the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Race day. This follows on from our very successful 2013 Awards Event at Rosehill. I am looking forward to lots of quality nominations, and your company at Moonee Valley on Saturday 6th September. Andrew Stewart Chairman CILT Australia


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Annual Awards for Excellence 2014 Recognising world class achievements in Transport and Logistics Please join CILTA to recognise and celebrate Excellence in 2014.

Awards for Excellence – 2014 Categories Nominations open till Friday 25 July 2014 Safety This award recognises an organisation that has demonstrated a practical and exceptional commitment to excellence in safety in Australian Passenger, Freight and Defence Transport or Logistics. Passenger Transport The award recognises an organisation that shows outstanding achievement in the transport of passengers by road, rail, water or air. Humanitarian or Defence Transport and/or Logistics This award recognises an organisation that has demonstrated a significant achievement in a Humanitarian or Defence Project. The project can be carried out overseas but must be designed and implemented by an Australian Organisation/Team. Operational Excellence sponsored by NetSuite This award recognises an organisation that has demonstrated outstanding achievements through significant and sustained operational excellence. Professional of the Year This award recognises an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to Australian Passenger, Freight and Defence Transport or Logistics. Young Professional of the Year This award recognises the significant achievements and contribution of a young professional to both their organisation and the transport and logistics industry. Applicants must be under 35 years as at 30th June in the year of nomination. The 2014 Annual Awards for Excellence will be presented on Saturday 6th September at Moonee Valley Racing Club in conjunction with Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Raceday from Midday-6pm.

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OUR PRIVACY POLICY HAS CHANGED As you may be aware there have been some recent changes to the privacy laws in Australia and therefore we have amended our policy to reflect these changes. You can be sure that CILT Australia recognises the importance of protecting your privacy when dealing with your personal information and being open, and transparent in managing it. WHAT’S CHANGED? Our new privacy policy sets out:  The kinds of personal information we collect and hold  How we collect information  The purpose for which we collect, hold, use and disclose information  Who we disclose your information to  Assessing or correcting your personal information  How to contact us if you have any concerns Visit to review our updated Privacy Policy.

VIC Section: Emerging Leaders Networking Event Please join CILTA’s VIC Section Emerging Leaders group for an evening event on Thursday 19th June from 5.30pm onwards.

Date: Thursday 19th June

Register now and secure you place for this exclusive site tour and the chance to be inspired by the journeys of four successful and diverse professionals in the industry.

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm

The Evening Events include:  eStore Logistics Warehouse Site Tour  Insights in to Third Party Logistics  Emerging Leaders Panel Discussion on T&L Careers  Guest Speakers include young professionals from Manhattan Associates, eStore Logistics, Ceva Logistics and Department of Transport– Public Transport Victoria  Q&A Session  Networking with fellow T&L Professionals

Event Venue: E Store Logistics 185-189 Boundary Road Laverton North, VIC 3026 Hosted by:

A big thank you to eStore Logistics which has made it possible to offer this event free of charge! Non Members welcome. REGISTER NOW _____________________________________________________

Leigh Williams CEO – eStore Logistics VIC, CILTA and CILT International Young Professional of the Year 2012/2013

Member Blog – May Additions

Would you like to promote your organisation or yourself, update other members on a T&L issue, ask members to help solve a problem or start a conversation on an issue or cause that you are involved in?

Welcome to the CILTA Blog / Forum This member’s area feature provides a medium for Members to share their expertise, experiences and opinions for issues of interest and get known to their fellow CILTA members and the wider public for their insights and expertise. Check out the current blogs, offer your thoughts, submit your own, comment and interact with other CILTA Members.

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View Now: Embracing Change 3PL Services for Online Retail The Value of Multimodal Integrated Transport Training The 4 absolute basics to a contract deal (the 4Ps) What else is holding back Australian Coastal Shipping? Can Brain Science Contribute to better safety? Who “nose”....

May Additions Change Management in Business Author: Ian Burns, Lead Teacher Warehousing & Logistics Wodonga Institute of TAFE Change management is a challenging human resource issue for any manager. It is imperative for managers and those with leadership responsibilities to understand basic human psychology. Our attitudes, reactions, biases and our beliefs are all set during our formative years and are further enhanced by the socioeconomic circumstances of our childhood and youth; by what psychologists commonly refer to as social conditioning. This means, as children we learn and adopt behaviours from our peers and our leaders, and this is where we develop our attitudes, about respect for others, dealing with authority, loyalty and commitment issues, personal confidence and our attitudes towards team work...............READ MORE

S&OP – People, process but where is the technology? Author: Adam Peanna, SCM Applications, SAP Australia Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) has been getting plenty of headway in the supply chain space over the past couple of years and many organisations are seeing real benefits by having a structured S&OP process as part of an overall Integrated Business Planning (IBP) strategy. Global markets with demanding consumers are evolving faster than ever before and the true value of S&OP is realised when businesses can model, accurately predict and deal with market changes in a collaborate environment while remaining agile and balancing the elements of supply, demand and financial wellbeing................READ MORE

CILT International Convention 1-6th June 2014, Malacca, Malaysia I look forward to seeing you there! This year CILT Malaysia will be the host for the annual CILT International Convention. 2014 promises to be another great year for our International Convention and Malacca will be an exciting new location; with the conference venue close to both the historic part of the town and the main shopping area it is a perfect opportunity to discover somewhere new as well as network with fellow international CILT colleagues. The CILT International Conference provides a unique platform for everyone to come together under one roof and discuss common objectives and goals as well as share knowledge and experience concerning the development of the logistics and transport profession. This is also an ideal opportunity for delegates to help shape our future as an organisation through inputs into our marketing, education, membership, WiLAT and YP agendas. Highlights for this year’s Conference include a Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) event, the first time WiLAT have held their own International Conference at the CILT International Convention; Young Professionals Conference with international speakers, panel presentations, interactive case study activities and an exclusive technical visit to HONDA track facility; as well as a program specifically developed for spouses and family members who accompany main delegates including a river cruise, visit to Animal Life and a visit to a chocolate factory! You can view the family program in full here. This year’s packed programme ensures 2014 will be a great success and I hope that you will join us in attending this unique event and make the most of this great opportunity to network with likeminded professionals from up to 30 countries whilst enjoying Malaysian culture and hospitality. As Malaysia Airlines are the CILT International Convention 2014 Melaka Official Airline they are offering generous discounts to both speakers and delegates, find out more here. Please see the CILT International Convention website for a full programme as well as details about how to book your place.

Keith Newton Secretary General

Monday 26 May: 12.00 – 12.45 ADST

So that’s what happened while I was busy planning my life! Join us for an insight in to Nola Bransgrove’s journey in Transport and Logistics On reflection the jigsaw of my life starts to take shape. Family / industry background intrinsic to who I am and what I do In the midst of it all I fell head over heels in love and landed on my feet……..and remain so Statement - Life is easier when you’re sleeping with the Boss. Fact – SOOOO not true and I’m married to him…or is he married to me…or both? Answer – yes. Life throws some curve balls and the lessons I’ve learnt have helped me to deal with them thus far Most difficult aspect of learning in the school of life is that you get to sit the exam before you have the lesson which can be interesting to say the least Bottom line, I don’t take myself too seriously because that would be a waste of time, nobody else does anyway. I’ve found I’m just better to deal with what comes up when it comes up, learn from the experience and move on….so far that’s worked for me.

Guest Speaker: Nola Bransgrove OAM Monday 26 May AEST 12.00 – 12.45 SA / NT 11.30 – 12.15 WA 10.00 – 10.45


Register Now Attendance is free of charge More about Nola: Nola Bransgrove has lived in rural and regional Australia her whole life and while she started her working life working behind the counter in her local Post Office before beginning her nursing training, she has jointly run her family long distance road transport company based in Traralgon Victoria with her husband Norm for the past 41 years. She is a wife of 44 years, a mother of 5, grandmother of 18 and soon to be a great grandmother. As well as serving just short of a life term on assorted Tuck shops she has served as a Municipal Councilor, a Regional Commissioner, a Trustee Director of an Industry Superannuation Fund, and Member and / or Chair of a number of Community and Industry organizations in both leadership and advocacy roles. Nola is currently a Commissioner on the National Transport Commission and Chair of Transport & Distribution Training Victoria, and Women in Supply Chain. She describes herself as a participant in life rather than a spectator and that has certainly been the case within her business which is well regarded both regionally and nationally and has been recognized with a number of awards including: 1997 - Inaugural Winner - National Road Transport Woman of the Year 2003 – Gippsland Business Awards – Winner – Service Category 2006 - Gippsland Business Awards - Winner – Environmental & Sustainable Business Practices Category 2007 - Gippsland Business Awards - Winner – Transport & Logistics Category & Business of the Year 2011 – NatRoad – Award – Outstanding Contribution to the Transport Industry 2012 – Nola was awarded an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for Contributions to the Transport & Logistics Industry, Women and the Community Nola tells me she gets a buzz out of seeing any of her trucks on the road and in what she laughingly calls her spare time she is enjoying rediscovering the highways and byways of the region and beyond, including overseas on her motorbike and intends to do more of that.

Sustainable Transport Strategies for the Future of Logistics Operations in Australia “Achieving a Competitive Advantage” The Logistics Conversation is an event that gives logistics business professionals of Melbourne and Victoria, educators and senior level students the opportunity to participate in a professional development seminar. The event is organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport – Australia and is sponsored by the National Industrial Skills Training Centre (a division of Wodonga Institute of TAFE) and by the Victorian Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. The Logistics Conversation is an annual event and has been well supported by the business community since it’s inception in 2012. This event gives people the opportunity to meet and discuss issues, network and establish valuable contacts with other business leaders and gain valuable knowledge from industry experts in this field. The typical format includes three professional speakers presenting on their knowledge and experience, audience engagement in a Q & A activity after the presentations, and a networking opportunity for all attendees in the corporate lounge. Come and meet other industry professionals as we explore the opportunities involved, and learn about building a sustainable future for our own businesses and our local and Australian economy.

Event Date:

Thursday 3rd July 2014

Event Start / Completion:

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Event Organiser:

Ian Burns - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – Australia

Event Venue:

121 Exhibition Street Melbourne – Level 5

Event Speakers:

Mr. Hilmi Armoush- Fuel Economy Solutions Mr. Andrew Niven - Group Manager, Safety and Sustainability - Linfox Australia Pty Ltd Mr. Andrew Newman - Acting Director | Freight Network Development and Local Ports _ Freight Logistics and Marine Division

Event Catering:

Finger Food and Light refreshments will be served

Car Parking/Tram Facilities:

Closest facility in Bourke Street Closest Tram stop corner Bourke & Exhibition Street


CILTA Members: CIPSA Members: Sponsor Representatives: Non Members: Affiliated Members (SCLAA, LAA, APICS, WISC)

Free of Charge Free of Charge Free of Charge $15.00 $10.00

REGISTER NOW: via phone 1300 68 11 34 / 0459 363 271, via email

In Memory Of

Albert Russell Simpson Clarke FCILT 16/11/1919 – 06/01/2014 FAMILY HISTORY Born at Croydon, Sydney on 16 November 1919 Eldest son of Albert & Gertrude Clarke Second born of 5 children, (1 sister, 4 brothers)

WAR RECORD Enlisted 15 November 1944 (aged 25) Rank – LAC 316 Radar Squadron – signalman Postings to Archerfield, Morotai and Labuan, Borneo Discharged 27 June 1946

CHILDHOOD Privileged childhood. Father with own Tyre Wheel & Rim business during depression, who provided well for his family.Mother was a tireless worker for the Boy Scout movement of which Russell was firstly a scout with the 1st Enfield Pack and later a Scout Master for the 2nd Enfield Pack, attending major jamborees about 1937. FAMILY He married Roma Jean Hosking in March 1943 Long and happy marriage until Roma pre-deceased him by 6 ½ years Father of two girls – Pam Bowman & Jann Stuart Grandfather to six Great Grandfather to five Always the family man, prolific gardener, DIY handyman and capable of any task asked of him. Travel was always an adventure, from local travel all over Australia with his children in school holidays to overseas jaunts of up to 9 months with Roma when they saw most of the World and visited places where they discovered people who had never seen “an Australian”!! One of his great loves in latter life was cruising, his last cruise being around the top end of Australia only weeks before his passing.

CAREER Straight from school at the age of 16 to the Department of Main Roads. Undertook an Accountancy course while doing clerical work at the DMR. Later put in charge of implementing tolls on Bulli Pass and Freeway 1 (Newcastle) He was known for his skills in organisation & method – “a time and motion man”. He rose to the position of Assistant Secretary of the Department of Main Roads and served this Government body for a total of 44 years. The Scout Motto “BE PREPARED” followed him throughout his life. He could turn his hand to anything asked of him and nothing was a chore – a very capable man in all fields and endeavours.

ClarkRETIREMENT Even in retirement of 35 years he keenly learned the skills of a home PC and this enabled him to keep in touch with Grandchildren by email and continue with keeping up his bookwork and the bookwork for any organisations for which he worked, one being The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport of which he was a member form 1970 and a Fellow from 1975. He was a Fellow of and an active member of the CPA (Certified Practising Accountants) Member of the Masons – Master of Lodge Highway (DMR) and Lodge Cronulla. Justice of the Peace – recognised in 2010 for long service Member of the RSL at Cronulla NSW (his residency for 53 years being on the waterfront of Gunnamatta Bay) Member of the RSL at Davistown NSW (where he retired for the last 10 years) After a brief illness he passed away on 6 January 2014 (in his 95th year) at Dunedoo NSW where both his daughters reside. His wicked smile, known to many, remained with him until the end. A diligent life, well spent. He is sadly missed by all family and friends. Contributed by daughter, Pamela Bowman

Wednesday 28 May– 12.00 – 12.45 ADST

ASIA SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS 3 THREE RISING STARS OF ASIA - THE VIP OF ASEAN Asia Rising is one of the most significant developments that will impact the supply chain, logistics and transport sectors during 2014 – the year for the Horse (马) known to be strong and energetic! Throughout Asia, we will witness an exciting cocktail of new business opportunities, driving massive increases in trade flows, impacting logistics networks and redefining supply chain ecosystems. This year sees final preparations for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which - from 2015 - starts the integration of the ten ASEAN nations - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - into a single economic community, harmonising tariff-free flows of goods, services, people and funds across ten jurisdictions comprising over 600 million people. The ASEAN group embraces the full spectrum of Emerging, Developing and Developed markets and our third Asia Supply Chain Insights webinar will explore the VIP stars of ASEAN, all experiencing healthy convergence of expanding manufacturing base with rising consumerism – and demonstrate how Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines are becoming the Rising Stars of Asia. CILTA Member Registration - Complimentary:

Wednesday 28 May AEST 12.00 – 12.45 SA / NT 11.30 – 12.15 WA 10.00 – 10.45 REGISTER NOW

Non Member Registration - $15pp: Guest Speaker: Mark Millar MBA, FCILT, FCIM, GAICD

CILTA Members Complimentary NON Members Single $15

Mark Millar leverages 25 years global business experience to provide value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their supply chain strategies in Asia. His ‘Asia Supply Chain Insights’ series of corporate briefings, presentations, consultations, whitepapers, seminars and webinars help companies navigate the complex landscapes in China and ASEAN to improve the efficiency of their supply chain ecosystems and make better informed business decisions. Acknowledged as an engaging and energetic presenter, clients have engaged Mark as Speaker, Moderator, MC or Conference Chairman at more than 300 events in 20 countries. Mark is a Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and has delivered Guest Lectures at Georgia Tech (Atlanta and Hong Kong), RMIT (Ho Chi Minh City) and SP Jain (Singapore & Dubai). Mark serves in leadership roles with several industry associations and regularly participates in supply chain events around Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Myanmar. His industry contributions have been recognised with a number of accolades, including being named in the “Who's Who of Power Players in Supply Chain Management in China", the “Pro’s-to-Know Thought Leaders in Supply Chain” and as “One of the most Progressive People in World Logistics”.

NOTICE OF CILT (INTERNATIONAL) 2014 AGM Notice is hereby given that: the Annual General Meeting of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport will be held at the Hatten Hotel, Malacca, Malaysia on 3rd June 2014 Commencing at 14.00 (local time) to conduct the following ordinary business: To consider and if thought fit adopt the Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2013 and the reports of the trustees and auditors.  To re-appoint Mazars LLP as auditors and to authorise the trustees to agree their remuneration. By order of the trustees Duncan Snook Director of Finance 1.

An Institute Member (A Chartered Fellow or Chartered Member) entitled to attend and vote at the Meeting convened by the above Notice is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and on a poll vote instead of him or her. A proxy must be a Institute Member attending the meeting or Chairman of the meeting. 2. The appointment of a proxy will not prevent you from subsequently attending and voting at the meeting in person. Details on submitting a proxy vote together with the proxy voting form and a copy of the 2013 Report and Accounts is available at Or can be obtained by emailing your name and membership grade to

How Leading Distributors Are Staying Ahead of the Competition Read The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2014, based on a Modern Distribution Management Survey What’s the outlook for the distribution industry in 2014? And how does your organisation align with its peers in business priorities, growth and cost-cutting strategies, and the use of technology for ecommerce, CRM, mobile, warehouse management and more? Download your complimentary copy of a new benchmark report, based on a survey of more than 250 industry professionals by Modern Distribution Management. Get data-driven insights into changes your peers are making to succeed, and why distributors believe that technologies like B2B ecommerce and CRM are critical to success. Get The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2014 to learn:  Key strategies that leading distributors are implementing to increase revenue and efficiency  What successful companies are doing to cut costs and maximise profits  New technologies and initiatives such as ecommerce being deployed to build the business  The impact of mobile on distributors  How cloud computing continues to increase in importance for distributors.

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GenR8 Providing an employment pathway for Youth GenR8 is an industry-demand driven, youth attraction and employment pathway for Year 12 students. From an industry and business perspective, the program is a strategic recruitment model designed to address labour and skill shortages in the transport and logistics industry sector and address an ageing workforce through youth engagement. The purpose of GenR8 is to provide a structured and systemic approach to youth Industry Education, Structured Work Placement, Training and Employment outcomes. Please watch this link for more information on this program: Please join CILTA and Jimmy Southwood, GenR8 Coordinator for an online information session about this excellent Industry Program. Thursday 22nd May 14.00 – 14.45 Individual Online Links provided for a Webinar Session REGISTER NOW Attendance is free of charge If you are unavailable for this webinar but are interested in finding out more about this program please reply via email with your interest so we can set up an individual meeting. Please feel free to pass this detail on to other Transport and Logistics organisations you think may be interested.

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Complimentary Webinar with Industry Analyst Frost & Sullivan Hosted by NetSuite

Date: Thursday 19 June Time: 1.00-2.00 pm AEST Cost: Free to attend

Hear how Aussie Business leader BioPak leverages the cloud to gain end to end supply chain visibility and grow 176% Join this complimentary webinar on Thursday 19 June to hear Mark Dougan, Managing Director ANZ, Frost & Sullivan discuss how the development of lean manufacturing and complex global supply chains have left businesses in ANZ increasingly exposed to disruptions, and solutions to overcome these risks.

Featured Speakers: Hear a case study of how BioPak, an Australian packaging solutions leader, moved their operations to the cloud and gained efficiency, real-time visibility and increased supplier collaboration.

Mark Dougan, Managing Director ANZ, Frost & Sullivan

Steve Orleow, General Manager, BioPak

During this webinar, you’ll learn: - The impact of natural disasters on IT operations - What’s driving the uptake of cloud solutions in manufacturing and logistics sectors - How companies have embarked on cloud-based ERP solutions - Key benefits of moving to the cloud - How to reduce supply chain risk for global companies with multiple subsidiaries, locations and currencies This is a great opportunity to engage directly with top analyst Frost & Sullivan and our customer BioPak to gain insight that will help you to successfully tackle your toughest challenges.


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A Queensland bus driver’s award for Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) Trainee of the Year Road Transport is an important win for the whole bus and coach industry. South East Tours Head Coach/Trainer Assessor John Duffy was given the TLISC award at the Awards for Excellence in Melbourne in April. TLISC Trainee of the Year is a new category in the awards, of which Duffy was eligible for after winning the Road Transport Section. Duffy began his career as a coach captain over 16 years ago and has always been passionate about professional development at a personal and industry level. "I view my award as a boost to the bus and coach industry," he says. "I often personally encounter the perception that the bus and coach industry is the ‘inferior cousin’ of the transport industry. "It is important that bus drivers and operators do not have a diminished perspective of the professionalism required in our industry." Duffy says the award reflects the passion shared by a lot of up and coming drivers to restore the industry to a former level of professionalism of yesteryear. It also shows the opportunity people in our industry have to enhance skills to the highest levels. He says the awards are important for the transport industry to promote the training and skill recognition of employees and to motivate toward best practices in the transport and logistics industry. "We are not merely steering wheel attendants," he says. The awards are held to celebrate the achievements and outstanding contributions made by organisations in training and workforce development across the Transport and Logistics Industry. John Duffy is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia and was also recently awarded a CPP Certification (Certified Passenger Professional).

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CRICOS 00026A 14/3754 Latest Posts: 'Smart rest area trial to improve truck driver safety' A smart rest area trial is being set up to help truck drivers in NSW receive instant information of upcoming stops and facilities. 'Smart technology installed on Victorian freeway' New smart technology has been installed on Melbourne's 2nd busiest freeway, the West Gate. It is hoped to reduce traffic flow and accidents. 'Northern Territory to improve truck driver facilities' New truck bays are being built across the Northern Territory. With facilities sparse in the state, these are much needed. 'Long distance charges possible for trucking industry' Truck operators in Australia could soon face a mass-distance-location charge, based on a National Commission of Audit report. 'What are the benefits of choosing a Super-Liner?' Here are some great reasons to consider the Super-Liner range of trucks. 'Top 5 tips for healthy truck drivers' It is essential truck drivers stay healthy in order to remain alert when behind the wheel of a heavy duty commercial vehicle. 'Importance of safe truck maintenance highlighted' A crackdown of trucks with major safety flaws has highlighted the importance of fleets being in good condition before being driven. 'Fuel saving truck driving tips' There are a number of ways truck drivers can reduce their fuel consumption and at the same time save their business money.

By 2051, an estimated seven million people will be living in Sydney, a vibrant, environmentally sustainable and bustling city that will stretch from the east coast to the Blue Mountains, from the Shire to the Hawkesbury River, integrated with the Central Coast, and linked to the Illawarra and the Hunter. But what will it look like? How will this city work? How and where will its inhabitants work and play? The 10000 Friends of Greater Sydney (FROGS) with Regional Development Australia has developed a vision and strategies that we believe can shape Sydney into becoming one of the world’s great cities. This has been the result of six consultative forums over several years involving over 200 participants. Download this report via the following link: wnloads/ShapingSydney_2051.pdf

“We need a vision of the city we want to create so we can invest in the right infrastructure over coming decades and set the right policies that will shape Sydney and affect its economic fortunes for many decades to come.”

The Prime Minister and the Minister for Small Business announced a review of competition policy on 4 December 2013. On 27 March 2014, the Minister for Small Business released the final Terms of Reference following consultation with the States and Territories and announced the Review Panel. The Terms of Reference ask the Review Panel to release an Issues Paper and a Draft Report before finalising their Report to the Government within 12 months. The Issues Paper was released on 14 April 2014 and is open for submissions until 10 June 2014. A fact sheet [PDF 355KB | RTF 2.39KB] is also available and has information on the Review, why it’s important and how to have your say on the Issues Paper. There are a variety of options for providing feedback on the Issues Paper. You can make a formal submission or ‘Have Your Say’ which allows you to put your view without the need for a detailed written submission. We will be holding public and private forums around the country, in cities and in the regions.

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Thursday 8 May

Diabetes Made Easier for Logistics and Transport Industry At the recent ALC Forum discussions were held with a number of National and State Regulators about the Aust Roads Fitness to Drive guidelines and industry concerns with licensing authorities about the significant increase in hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose while driving). Diabetes complications like eye problems are a growing concern as it affects our Heavy Vehicle Drivers and their ability to drive safely. Steven Asnicar, Chain of Responsibility Australia said “There had been continuing concern, confusion and distress experienced by many people with diabetes in Australia. The issue of concern was the inclusion and interpretation of a new Medical Standard for Licensing, which created the potential for any person with diabetes and an HbA1c level of greater than 9.0% to be classified as not eligible for a conditional licence without a medical review”. One of the current initiatives Safety Regulators are pushing is to encourage firms to take up the challenge of managing Diabetes in the workforce better and safer by providing Diabetes Kits and Log Books that meet the NHVR, NTC and Aust Roads Requirements where Drivers and Staff with Diabetes must keep regular Blood Glucose Logs during work hours. The NHVR, National Transport Commission and AUST ROADS are very specific when investigating crashes and injury events and enforce the need to maintain management and testing of Blood Gluecose levels as part of Drivers licensing and operations. Steven Asnicar form Chain of Responsibility Australia says “If we get a grass roots uptake by Employers to provide Blood Glucose Log books and Diabetes Management Kits it will be beneficial to Drivers and reduce risk on roads for prosecutions to both the Employee and Organisation.” In 2013, Austroads and the National Transport Commission released their updated 'Assessing Fitness to Drive: Medical standards for licensing and clinical management guidelines” which is available on their website. As part of a recent review completed by CoR Australia completed for Diabetes Management product suitability for the Transport and Logistics industry in Australia they highly recommended a company called Diabete-ezy. They are an Australian firm that distributes Log Books and Management Kits both Nationally and Internationally and have a strong reputation for excellence. Diabete-ezy’s log books and kits would be a great add on for drivers and we should do something to promote better awareness of Diabetes in Drivers and staff to better manage it. Below is a link for an example of the Diabete-ezy Dia-log-it book inside page showing how to use the log book and the information that can be recorded e.g. Time of blood glucose test, food that has been eaten, medication being administered etc. Each book lasts for 3 months and the Recommended Retail Price is $2.95. The books are easy to use and meet the Regulatory environment requirements for logs. This company also supplies Ezyfit Cases and Multi-fit Cases for better Diabetes Management. The Recommended Retail is these cases are $39.95 for the Ezy-fit case and the Multi-fit cases is $59.95. Additional Information can be sourced from their Managing Director, Elissa Renouf on 0439 892 894 or her email Link to Diabete-ezy Dia-log-it book inside page:

No one single silver bullet solution for transport operators 23 April 2014, Victoria

Transport industry experts agreed “there’s no one silver bullet solution” for transport operators during Shell Australia’s panel discussion at this year’s International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show (ITTES). The session ran on Friday 4 April with participants Neil Chambers, CEO of Victorian Transport Association (VTA), Sean McLean, General Manager Marketing, Cummins, Matt Wood, Technical Editor at Australasian Transport News, and Shell fuel and lubricant technical expert, Paul Smallacombe. Gavin Corcoran, Shell transport marketing manager, said, “Shell was proud to be a major partner of the show again this year, and for the first time ran a dynamic panel session with industry leaders talking about key challenges and opportunities in the industry.” The discussion covered regulation and how Australian operators are working hard to meet standards through using innovative fuels and lubricants which help them to be more energy efficient. The landscape of fuels and lubricants now and into the future was discussed amongst the panellists, and each expert believed there was no one solution for transport, but many to choose from. Paul Smallacombe said, “in future we’ll see a mosaic of solutions; with fuels there will be gas to liquids producing synthetic diesel fuels, CNG, LNG and biofuels will grow, with lubricants there’ll be a growing use of synthetics to help with fuel economy, and we’ll see more hybridisation of trucks.” Neil Chambers agreed “there’s no one silver bullet, and Shell is focused on better use of alternatives into the future, where truck operators will start find the best fuel burn option for the kilometres travelled.” At the stand the interactive Shell Diesel Extra display kits showed how customers can maintain peak engine performance longer, improve fuel consumption over the lifetime of the vehicle, and spend less time filling up at the petrol station. Paul Smallacombe commented on the advantages of using Shell Diesel Extra, saying “Shell Diesel Extra is designed to help maintain the engine operating as close to factory new as possible.” Visitors also learnt about Shell’s other range of relevant solutions for transport including Shell Rimula heavy duty engine oils, Shell Card and AdBlue. This year the ITTES attracted more than people 39,500 in Melbourne from April 3-6. For more information on ITTES, visit or for further information on Shell products visit

NORTHLINE INVESTS $21 MILLION IN NEW BRISBANE DISTRIBUTION CENTRE Northline has commenced construction on a new $21 million transport and logistics facility at Redbank in Brisbane’s South to expand its Queensland footprint, improve efficiencies for clients and provide better access to major transport links. The multi-million dollar investment by the company follows a $24 million investment in a new custom built Sydney facility at Smithfield which became fully operational in January. The new 25,000 square metre Brisbane facility will replace the current Northline facility at Pinkenba. It will be located within the Goodman Group’s $350 million Redbank Motorway Estate, a new 62 hectare industrial development site with direct access to the Ipswich Motorway via the new Redbank Link Bridge. It will provide more than 12,500 square metres of warehousing and undercover freight operations space including an all-weather loading and unloading breezeway and the company’s Queensland state office. Northline Chief Executive Officer Craig Whitton said the new Brisbane facility represents the second multi-million dollar investment by the company in just over a year in enhancing its national distribution network. “The improved efficiencies of the site will broaden access to our supply chain partners and reduce turnaround times of freight coming into and departing the facility,” said Mr Whitton. “Queensland is a key market for the company and this investment reflects our commitment to the state and allows us to further improve our service offering in the region.” Development approval for the new facility was granted in December 2013 and construction commenced in January. The facility is expected to open mid-September 2014. The new Brisbane Distribution Centre is located at Monash Road, Redbank, Queensland. Incorporated in 1983, Northline is a privately owned and managed Australian company specialising in four major areas of service provision: road and rail freight management services; warehousing and distribution; global freight forwarding and mining, construction, oil & gas logistics. With 13 branches across the nation, the company’s extensive operation employs over 400 staff as well as full-time subcontractors in all mainland capitals and many key regional centres. For more information visit

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused efforts.” Paul J. Meyer Lean Warehouse program is structured as one day conference featuring 8 expert speakers from the industry including Jonti Rhodes, David Rodrigues, Josh Selfe, Brad Jeavons, Dene Osborn, Darrell Gascoyne, Grant Smith and Kerry Hutchings. While the 2 day workshop program is facilitated by Ken Mlesemer CPIM CIRM who is a senior consultant of Institute St Onge Company, USA. This annual Lean Warehouse conference and training will be addressing the current issues and provide insights that is critical for you to run your warehouse/distribution centre and entire supply chain, eliminate waste and find solution to improve efficiency, quality, safety and customer satisfaction. You will explore strategies and practices to help you improve existing productivity and efficiency. The Lean Warehouse conference will be a great opportunity for companies to exchange knowledge, best practice as well as building networks face to face with other experience leading local and international organizations. Key Benefits and Learning Outcomes:  Boosting your warehouse performance by leaning your operations  Third party optimisation: Getting most out of your 3PLs  Keeping up with the technology: Automated material handling equipment to speed up your operations  Compliance: Chain of responsibility law updates  Creating a competitive advantage through supply chain integration  Adopting advanced space management strategies to utilise warehouse space efficiently  Adopting lean concepts into your warehouse to better control and minimise inventory cost and optimize labour and overall productivity  Doing more with less: Maximising workforce optimisation  Improving warehouse performance measurement: Setting up the right KPIs for real time decision making Book your place now and enjoy a 10% discount for all CILTA members! Contact Emily Ng at Check out the website Lean Warehouse for more information. We hope to see you there. Listen to what past delegates have to say after attending the Chief Logistics Summit 2013 in the audio clip below:

SUPPORTED EVENTS ICHCA Luncheon - SCT - A Global Link for SA Business When: Wednesday 21 May 2014, 12:00 for 12:15 start, 2:00pm finish (Sharp) Where: The West Lakes Resort Hotel, Brebner Drive, West Lakes 5021 Guest Spears: ROBERT COMLEY, Port Logistics Manager, Supported by: ANDY REHMANN, State Manager – SA SCT offers a full complement of transport and logistics services including Rail and Road Linehaul Services, Refrigerated Transport Services, Contract Management, Warehousing with Bonded and Refrigerated Facilities, Distribution Centre – Design and Development and Tailored Rail Solutions including Bulk Haulage. The company’s purpose built Penfield Intermodal Terminal in Adelaide’s northern suburbs is ideally placed to capitalise on its proximity to the national rail network, as well as national highways and boasts easy access to the Port of Adelaide, as well as the adjacent Barossa Valley and beyond. The area has ample land available on which to locate facilities such as the recently completed 25,000sqm facility for Swedish global 4PL firm Trebuchet Logistics. Come along to this luncheon to hear first-hand how SCT is providing global links for SA businesses. Event Detail and Registration: Ian Lovell - 0400 708 182 ||

Safety in Action Perth When: Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 - Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 Where: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre Safety in Action Perth returns for its 4th year taking place from the 11 – 12 June 2014 at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. Attracting thousands of safety professionals and hundreds of exhibitors together under one roof to discuss safety trends and developments, network, learn from industry experts in the safety seminars and source new safety products. Catering for all industries where safety is of importance, Safety in Action Perth is the only event of its kind in Western Australia. If your job involves the safety of yourself or others around you then make sure you attend Safety in Action Perth to avoid injuries in your workplace. Attendance is free so register at the event website now or call the event hotline: 1300 656 184 Plus don’t miss our improved Safety Seminars with the best ever speaker line up focussing on Mine Safety, safety software, building safety, drugs and alcohol in the workplace, working at height plus much more. Check out the agenda here. Nicola Allen - 1300 656 184 ||

SUPPORTED EVENTS The World Class Warehouse 2014: Lean Warehouse

When: Monday, 16 Jun 2014 - Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 Where: Melbourne In this Lean Warehouse event which comprises of a 1 day conference and 2 day training, you will explore innovative ideas and practices to help you improve existing warehouse productivity and efficiency. Delegates will explore strategies to achieve sustainable cost control, space optimisation and operational excellence. All CILTA members will receive an exclusive 10% discount when quoting CILTA10 with More information can be found on : Emily Ng - 603 2723 6611 ext 662 ||

The 6th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference

When: Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 - Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 Where: Melbourne Convention Centre This conference will address how major transport projects shape the way communities grow. Over the 2 day conference, the public and private sector will come together to deliver an informative program which will discuss the prioritisation, planning and delivery of critical transport infrastructure projects. Sectors covered in the conference agenda include: Roads, Rail, Public Transport, Regional Transport Ports Freight & Logistics. The conference further provides delegates with the perfect opportunity to discuss topics and issues presented. It provides a fantastic networking opportunity where transport professionals, operators, contractors, consultants, investors can learn about the latest plans, developments, share experiences and lessons learned – for more information visit As a CILTA member you are entitled to receive a discount of 10% you can register by booking online and quoting VTICCLT10 in the promo code section or you can call us on 03 9545 0360 and mention CILTA. Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd - 03 9545 0360 ||

SUPPORTED EVENTS 2014 Australasian Packaging & Industrial Paper Market Outlook Forum

When: Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 - Friday, 20 Jun 2014 Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre The Appita / IndustryEdge 2014 Packaging & Industrial Paper Market Outlook Forum provides the only opportunity for packaging buyers and end-users to be updated on the market, by interacting directly with manufacturers, importers, converters and the entire trade. The program includes keynotes presentations from local and international expert and discussions on what’s changing in fibre packaging markets, the drivers and the implications for Australia and New Zealand, as well as across the pan-Asian region. Key topics include  Australasian market outlook, the trends and projections  Product stewardship  Recovered fibre  Global outlook for fibre packaging  Food contact packaging (mini-forum) REGISTER BEFORE 30 APRIL FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT **CILTA Members can register at the Member Price** Appita Inc - 61 3 9467 9722 ||

Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions Conference When: Wednesday, 29 Oct - Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 Where: SAJC Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide Profit by increasing supply chain productivity and environmental sustainability The Conference will cover the key elements of supply chain sustainability including the environment, safety, productivity, trade, innovation and new technology. For an industry that is not generally perceived as being ‘green’ come along and find out how much is already being done and the way forward in the future. Learn from those that are already making gains in being ‘productively green’ and achieving a better bottom line. More Information: Ian Lovell - 0400 708 18 ||

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