Newsletter of the
South Australian Freight Council
February 2012 SAFC General Meeting
In line with the SAFC Constitution, details of the SAFC General
WHEN: Thursday 22 March 4:00 - 6:00pm
WHERE: The Lakes Resort Hotel
Brebner Drive, West Lakes
FORMAT: Short formal Meeting, followed by a presenta
tion and the usual drinks and nibbles
Key SAFC Contacts .......................................... 2
Note from the CEO’s Desk ................................ 2
SAFC Headlines ............................................... 3
Sustainable Supply Chains ................................ 4
People - The Industry’s Future.............................5
Page 6—Social Pages ....................................... 6
Events & Information ......................................... 7
Infrastructure - Moving Freight ........................... 8
SAFC Events Calendar ........................ ...........10
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A change to the SAFC Constitution is proposed which
will see the Membership year run for 12 months from the
date of acceptance by the SAFC Executive Committee.
The existing Membership year runs for the remainder of the
financial year so this change will allow Members to access a
full 12 months of Membership benefits and thereby encourage
companies and individuals to take out Membership at
any time throughout the year.
A reminder notice will be sent to Members when their Membership
Subscription falls due for renewal.
SAFC will also introduce a Student member category which
will be low cost and should allow young industry entrants to
network with existing industry players (and potential future
Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend and
network with their peers.
Formal notification of the meeting will be forwarded to members
in early March.
If you are a Member and can not attend we would appreciate
receiving your proxy.
To register Email Susan Colyer.
Key SAFC Contacts
John McArdle Chairman 08 8308 9221
Tony Grant Vice Chairman 0412 843 892
Gemma Gordon 08 8349 6617
Geoff Rose 0416 123 983
Andrew Pellizzari 08 8447 0685
Peter Taylor 0410 315 580
Andrew Nash 0459 844 212
Peter Hollister 08 8303 0981
Sustainable Supply Chains James Buder 08 8204 8121
Skills & Careers Paul Carroll 08 8343 7653
Infrastructure & Regulations Steve Shearer 08 8445 8177
(Joint Convenors) Ian Maitland 08 8235 3060
Chief Executive Neil Murphy 08 8447 0688
Officer 0427 089 240
Senior Project Rose Le 08 8447 0664
Adviser 0423 728 391
Project Officer Susan Colyer 08 8447 0635
SAFC Contact Details
South Australian Freight Council Inc
C/- Flinders Ports Limited
296 St Vincent Street
PORT ADELAIDE SA 5015
Telephone 08 8447 0635
Facsimile 08 8447 0606
The South Australian Freight Council Inc is
proudly supported by both Federal and State
A Note From the CEO’s Desk
Gong Xi Fa Cai - 恭禧發財
Welcome to 2012 and SAFC’s first edition of FreightLog for
the 2012 Year.
And what a year we have ahead.
Whilst our Federal pollies contemplate leadership issues
and a raft of legislative change proposals, industry will worry
about the possible ill effects of a GFC Mark II, the introduction
of the Carbon Tax and whether the 2 speed Australian
economy can maintain its relative immunity from the global
In SA (and Australia) we will watch with great anticipation
the outcomes of forthcoming Board Meetings of BHP Billiton
as they consider the proposal to expand the Olympic Dam
mine in the State’s Far North. This unprecedented project
may act as the catalyst to unlock a vast array of mining projects
across the State and could provide the fillip needed to
launch a new era of prosperity for the State.
For its part - the year ahead for SAFC will be frantic as we
respond to the governments’ legislative change proposals
and the development of national and State freight policies
The SAFC Forward Work Program includes proposals to:
� Provide input to the development of national regulators
for rail safety, maritime safety and heavy vehicle regulation
� Provide input to the development of a State Freight Strategy,
a State Ports strategy and the National Freight Network
� Update the SAFC Infrastructure Statement - Moving
Freight - which will outline industry’s key infrastructure
� Commence the development of the SAFC Green Freight
initiative outlining the facts around the environmental
debate and highlighting the positive actions being taken
� Progress the concept of Common Ground - whereby we
hope to find a common position with a broad crosssection
of groups on a variety of key issues facing industry
(both the T&L industry and user sectors);
� Maintain and enhance the Logistics Information and Navigation
Centre (LINC) - www.the-linc.com.au;
� Continue our Communications and Consultation Strategy
program which will see us participate in regional and industry
events (such as the South East and Eyre Peninsula
Field Days and the SARTA Conference). Stay tuned
for the release of individual reports from events where
industry and community surveys have been undertaken.
� Launch a new and upgraded SAFC Website;
� Release an education resource explaining grain supply
chains as they operate in SA;
� Launch a full paddock to plate Coolant Calculator - the
first of its kind.
The workload is heavy and we will welcome any input that
you may wish to provide.
Onwards and Upwards
Chief Executive Officer
SA Freight Council
SAFC Skills & Careers Breakfast Forum
The SAFC Skills and Careers working group is pleased to announce it is staging a breakfast
forum on the 23rd of March 2012 at the South Australian Aviation Museum, Port Adelaide.
We will provide information on the various government funding programs available to T&L
businesses. Event Sponsor, Maxima, a workforce planning and training provider, will answer
questions about traineeship schemes.
The event includes a cooked breakfast, museum entry and tour and is complimentary
for SAFC members.
Places are limited and filling quickly so please contact Susan Collyer on 08 8447 0635 or
This Forum, like all SAFC Forums is Free for SAFC Members!
Visit SAFC at the South East Field Days
SAFC will continue its Communications and Consultation Program by again travelling to
the South East Field Days to survey industry regarding their freight and logistics issues
and requirements, as well as surveying the local community regarding their attitudes to
freight and logistics.
The SE Field Days will be held at Lucindale on 16 and 17 March 2012!
Visit us in the Lifestyle Pavillion - Stand 13 - for your chance to wine one of two IPOD
SAFC - working with industry, government and the community to improve T&L in the
Boileau VeloAdelaide - Sunday 18 March.
The Boileau VeloAdelaide will be held on Sunday 18 March in the Adelaide Hills and
Eastern Suburbs which will see some road closures including closure of the eastbound
(uphill) section of the SE Freeway (Portrush Rd intersection to Crafers exit) from 8.30am
Traffic will be restricted to the left lane only from Portrush Rd to Eagle on the Hill exit with
a maximum speed limit of 40 km/h. Traffic will then be diverted via Old Mt Barker Rd and
Eagle on the Hill. No vehicle traffic will be allowed to travel up the Freeway from this point.
There will be a further lane restriction where traffic re-enters the Freeway just before
Crafers again with a maximum speed limit of 40 km/h. Normal traffic conditions will apply
after the Crafers exit.
There are no restrictions on the westbound (downhill) lanes of the Freeway.
In addition the entire length of Glen Osmond Road will be subject to delays. The ride will
commence at 8.30am from Glen Osmond Road/Hutt Rd intersection and travel under
police escort up Glen Osmond Rd to the start of the SE Freeway. This will also mean delays
at Greenhill Rd / Glen Osmond Rd intersection. Drivers are advised to continue along
Greenhill Rd to Portrush Rd to access the SE Freeway.
Sustainable Supply Chains
Carbon Price Claims and the ACCC
The ACCC has prepared Carbon price claims – Guide for business,
to assist businesses understand their rights, obligations
and responsibilities in relation to making claims about the impact
of a carbon price.
More information about the rights, obligations and responsibilities
of business and consumers and a list of frequently asked
questions is available at www.accc.gov.au/carbon.
One of the ACCC’s key roles in respect of carbon pricing is to
inform and educate businesses, including issuing guidance,
about their responsibilities under the Australian Consumer Law
concerning any statements about impacts of the carbon price
on the supply of goods and services.
Businesses are entitled to increase their prices as they see fit.
However, businesses should take care not to make claims
attributing price increases to the carbon price unless they are
accurate and truthful. If a business makes a claim about the
impact of a carbon price, the claim must be accurate, able to
be substantiated and based on reasonable grounds.
The ACCC’s focus is to ensure businesses don’t
make misleading claims about price increases
as a result of the carbon price and will continue
to monitor claims made by businesses.
More information is available at www.accc.gov.au/carbon, or
ACCC Small Business helpline on 1300 302 021.
ASK US HOW!
The LeFevre Air Quality Strategy Project Update
The Strategy aims to guide the management of broad air quality issues
within the project scope area over the next three decades. This incorporates
parts of the local Outer Harbor, Semaphore and Port Adelaide
A primary focus of the strategy is to actively support the 30 Year Plan
for Greater Adelaide, incorporating practical principles and targets for
addressing potential issues at interfaces between the variety of land
uses in the region, in the light of projected increases in populations and
vigorous State economic growth.
The Pilot Strategy Project is the first stage in the development of a comprehensive
South Australian Air Quality Strategy. It is expected to provide
a model for strategies for metropolitan Adelaide and regional centres
around the State.
It is expected that the consultation strategy will be available for public
comment in mid-to late March, with members of the Reference Group
(including SAFC) having access to the paper before the public process
For further details on the Project Click Here
To provide input to SAFC’s submission, please contact Rose Le on
8447 0664 or email@example.com
REMEMBER: AQIS is now DAFF Biosecurity
The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has changed
its name and is now referred to as DAFF Biosecurity.
This change forms part of the reforms within the Commonwealth Department
of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to provide better
service to the Australian community.
And new Office Times:
DAFF Biosecurity, located at Sir Donald Bradman
Drive, Export Park changed the office closing time
earlier this month. The new closing time of DAFF
will be 4.30pm which means that the reception and
Entry Processing Front Counter will be available
from 8am until 4.30pm.
In addition, the Adelaide Entry Management National
Co-ordination Centre (EMNCC) Entry Processing
phone line will continue to be available from 8am, but will close
at 7pm during daylight savings and 6pm during non-daylight savings.
This means that the phone line will provide coverage for Perth clients
with entry processing enquiries until 4:30pm Perth
People - The Industry’s Future
Workforce Hub Launch by North West
Business Development Centre
This Networking event will provide you with an excellent opportunity
to network with business owners from a wide cross section
of industries, create some new contacts and strengthen
your existing relationships in a friendly atmosphere.
Open to 80 businesses, the personal service offered by Workforce
Hub will help managers to find, keep and grow their staff.
The Workforce Hub is a mix of services to tap into at any time
during 2012 to help solve human problems, find subsidies and
improve productivity. For more information about the program
please view the website http://www.nwbusiness.com.au/
Date: Tuesday 6th March 2012
Location: AAMI Stadium, West Lakes
TO REGISTER CLICK HERE
Government Funded Schemes for T&L Businesses
The SAFC Skills & Careers Working Group was fortunate to
receive recent presentations from Karen Zola, Playford Government
Action Leader for the Department of Human Services and
Pippa Webb, the Local Employment Coordinator for Northern &
Karen outlined programs to assist the long term unemployed
under the Australian Government’s Building Australia’s Future
Funds from the 2011/12 Federal Budget were committed to
provide extra assistance for young parents and to better support
Pippa provided information on programs including:
� Australian Government Skills Connect, a co-contribution
scheme to provide funding to upskill existing workers
� Wage Connect, an initiative to assist the very long term unemployed
transition to sustainable, ongoing paid employment
� Connection People with Jobs – For Employers
� Do you have staff over 50?
Pippa announced that the North West Business Development
Centre is launching the Workforce Hub, a specialised program
for small to medium sized businesses at AAMI stadium on the
6th of March 2012.
Details of this great initiative and free event are provided above.
Karen and Pippa both emphasised the importance of changing
community and employer perceptions of long term unemployed
A long term unemployed person may be a thirty five year old
who has lost their job and experienced difficulty finding work for
four months or a mother returning to the workforce after a
lengthy period caring for children.
Lowest Road Toll in Over 60 Years
2011 had Australia’s lowest road toll in over 60 years, according to the
latest statistics from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional
The statistics show that 1,292 lives were lost on Australian roads in 2011
– a 4.4 per cent reduction from 2010 and the lowest official road toll for
the country since 1946.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Catherine
King, said ―Even more encouraging is the 22 per cent drop in the number
of young driver fatalities compared with 2010. The 2011 figures for
driver fatalities in the 17 to 25 age bracket are also 34 per cent lower
than those recorded in 2007.‖
In 2011 SA had 102 fatalities (3 above the record low of 99 deaths in
2008) around 14 per cent lower than the 2010 figure of 118. Serious
injuries on our roads in 2011 were under 1,000 for the first time (978 as
of midnight December 29) and were significantly lower than 2010 (1050).
The State Government’s Road Safety Strategy 2020 – Towards Zero
Together sets directions and targets - to reduce fatalities to less than
80, and serious injuries to less than 800 by 2020. To view the SA Road
Safety Strategy - Click Here.
Innovate SA Confined to the Scrap Heap
InnovateSA regretfully advises that it will not be funded beyond 30
In 2010 as part of its review of the South Australian Government’s finances,
the Sustainable Budget Commission made a recommendation
to not fund Innovate SA beyond the agreed funding closing date of 30
This recommendation was adopted in the 2010-11 state budget.
Since 1st July 2009 as a newly formed organisation, Innovate SA has
had a significant impact upon the numerous South Australian businesses
they have dealt with, through its Business Advisors and the unique
business development programs and services they offer.
This impact has been well evidenced through the many client testimonies
received, case studies, program evaluations, client surveys and
econometric studies that have been conducted.
Unfortunately, due to budget constraints no further funding will be provided
to Innovate SA beyond 30 June 2012.
Innovate SA as an organisation has also been highly collaborative
(including with SAFC) in an endeavour to leverage the best value for
South Australian businesses out of the variety of support services available
Innovate SA thank and acknowledge their collaborative partners including;
Local Government, Zerowaste SA, Regional Development Australia,
Advantage SA, Industry Associations, Universities, in particular ARI,
ITEK and Flinders Partners, Enterprise Connect, AiGroup and other
state and federal government agencies and bodies.
Innovate SA have stated that you can be assured that they will continue
to provide its range of programs and services over the next four months
and where possible advise of alternative sources of business support
... Page Six - “Social Pages”
Above Left: SAFC Member Ian Lovell talks to delegates at the recent AsiaIntermodal Conference in Melbourne (Feb 2012)
Above Right: SAFC Vice Chairman (and Chairman of ICHCA Australia) Tony Grant with Mr Lovell staff the ICHCA Australia stand at the AsiaIntermodal
Below Left: SAFC CEO Neil Murphy congratulates Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure CEO Rod Hook on his excellent address at
the recent ICHCA SA luncheon at the Lakes Resort
Below Centre: SAFC Committee of Management Member, Gemma Gordon (Rapid Transport) with SAFC Project Officer Susan Collyer at the luncheon
Below Right: ICHCA International Chairman John Strang with industry stalwart Doug Bourne-Jones discussing old times at the luncheon
Left: Warren Meisssner of
explains the workings of a
remote controlled model
truck to interested students
at a recent careers open
Right: Students discover
the nuances of forklift operations
at the open day
Campbell from TDT SA with
a student at the Open Day
Below: Warren Meissner’s
Share the Road Truck at the
EVENTS & INFORMATION
ICHCA International Biennial Conference Special Price
Available to SAFC Members
ICHCA International is holding its Biennial International Conference
from May 8th to the 11th in 2012 at the Langham Hotel in
An excellent line up of Australian and International speakers will
present on their global logistics vision for 2020 over two days
(8th & 9th May) followed by the ISP day involving updates and
discussions from the ICHCA International Safety Panel / Security
Panel and Environmental Sub Group (10th May).
There is also a Gala Dinner on 8th May 2012.
On the last day (11th May) there is a ½ day morning Industry
Tour visiting Melbourne Airport, the Patrick intermodal facility and
the Port of Melbourne.
The line up of speakers from Australia and overseas is excellent
and the strong support from sponsors makes the event highly
SAFC Members can now register for the Conference at
ICHCA Member rates.
With the early bird special in place until the end of March this
means that for the two day Conference and Conference Dinner
and the International Safety/Security/Environmental Panel day
will cost only AUD$990.00 including GST. To take part in the half
Day Industry Tour of the Airport, Patrick intermodal at Swanson
Dock and the Port of Melbourne tour only costs an extra
To take up this offer SAFC members must register for the Conference
by going to www.ichca-australia.com and follow the links.
Alternatively you can go straight to the registration site at http://
To gain the ICHCA member rate you are required to tick the
ICHCA Member box and then proceed with the registration process.
Once registered SAFC members are asked to e-mail the
ICHA National Secretary Ian Lovell to notify him that they have
registered at the ICHCA Member rate and are a SAFC member.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations are now open. Take advantage of Early Bird prices
– Register Here or Contact ICHCA Australia for more information
or go to www.ichca-australia.com.
And The Winner is….
Mr Peter Rhodes, General Manager, International Operations at Treasury
Wine Estates won the two movie tickets offered for participation in
the Online Membership Survey (of past Members).
Thanks to Peter and all others that participated.
SAFC on the ROAD
SAFC has several forthcoming speaking engagements at Conferences
and events (and SAFC Members can often gin discounted access):
Australasian Ports & Hbrs Congress - Brisbane
South East Field Days, Lucindale
SA Resource & Infrastructure Conference, Adelaide Convention Ctr
SAFC General Meeting - Lakes resort (West Lakes)
SAFC Skills & Careers Breakfast, SA Aviation Museum (Pt Adelaide)
SARTA Conference - Adelaide Convention Centre
30 April-1 May
Mining Export Infrastructure 2012 - Holiday Inn City Centre Perth
Regional Transport 2012, Sofitel Gold Coast
National Transport Regulatory Reform Conference, Canberra
SA Transport Infrastructure 2012, Stamford Plaza Adelaide
27-29 February 2012, Stamford Plaza, Brisbane
The Australasian Ports and Harbours Congress 2012 will bring together local and international port operators, exporters,
shipping, stevedores, government and service providers. It is a unique chance for key decision makers to align objectives,
create partnerships, promote opportunities, overcome obstacles and share expertise. Be at Australasian Ports and Harbours
Congress 2012 to learn:
�How to diversify your trade base like Port Kembla Port
�How to plan for growth in a regional context like Broome Port Authority
�How to grow port capacity to meet export needs like Fortescue Metals
�How to ensure world class terminal operations like Hutchison Port Holdings
�How to meet the needs of the growing cruise ship industry like Fiji Ports
�How to unlock export potential like CITIC Pacific Mining
Be part of the Resources & Infrastructure boom in SA
200+ key decision makers already confirmed!
Don't miss this opportunity!
Visit the website for more
Infrastructure - Moving Freight
RESIC Recommendations to the South Australian Government
Consultation Paper Feb 2012
The Resources and Energy Infrastructure Council (RESIC) has
developed recommendations for consideration by the South Australian
Government, based on an independently prepared report,
about the state’s future infrastructure demands resulting from the
expansion of our minerals and energy sector.
The South Australian Government and is inviting feedback on the
The paper can be accessed here: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/
SAFC will be making a submission to this paper, and encourages
interested members to contribute. Contact Rose Le on 08 8447
0664 or email@example.com
2011 South Road Superway - 12 Month Review from the
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
� Opened the new Gallipoli Drive in Feb 2011
� Completed service relocation works for the first stage in Sep 11
� Completed new A & B Double routes including multiple intersection
� Opened Davis St creating a new loop between Cormack Rd and
� Started work on the first piers and these are clearly visible along
� Lifted the first segments onto the structure using the 500 tonne
� Constructed the launching truss that will be used to place segments
in the new year
� Completed more than 600 piles
South Road Superway, Construction Update
Last month, progress was made on the construction of piers
around the Days Road intersection.
The two piers on either side of Grand Junction Road are taking
shape with concrete pours and reinforcement cages being lifted
into place. Each pier has an average of 70 tonne of steel reinforcement.
More than 30 segments have now been erected and can be seen
spanning from the piers near the southern abutment. Daytime
transfer of these roadway segments is continuing.
The two large segment lifters have been operating since January
and it is expected that the large launching truss will being operation
in March. Almost all the piles (underground supports) are in place.
In January, Minister Conlon visited the site to inspect progress on
what is currently SA’s largest and most complex road project.
This month, construction of piers will continue along South Road
between Grand Junction Road and the Days Road intersection.
Traffic changes will also occur north of Grand Junction Road
with construction activity to begin on the on and off ramps of the
Changed traffic conditions
The construction of the South Road Superway requires constant
traffic management to ensure two lanes of traffic are open in
each direction during peak hours (6.30am – 9.30am and 3.30pm
– 6.30pm) through the work site.
A new road diverts all northbound South Road traffic around the
Caltex Service Station. As this new road rejoins South Road at
the Francis Road intersection, it is no longer possible to turn
right from South Road to Francis Road.
Stay in touch
The project information line 1300 638 789 is available 24 hours
each day for all inquiries about the roadworks. You can also
receive regular email updates by providing your contact details
What’s Going On in Infrastructure...
Updates on the following infrastructure projects can be found by
clicking the links below.
National Ports Strategy
McLaren Wharf and Cruikshank’s Corner Precinct
South Rd Superway (N-S)
Strategic Infrastructure Plan for SA
Darlington Transport Study
National Urban Policy
The Role of Government in Freight Rail Investment Discussion Paper
National Land Freight Strategy Discussion Paper
South Road Planning Study (Regency Park to Anzac Highway)
For more information, contact Rose-Linh Le
2012 SARTA Dinner and Conference
Adelaide Convention Centre
24th March 2012
Register Online at www.sarta.org.au
Kelly Smyth | Tel 08 8445 8177 | Fax: 08 8445 8199
NHVR Project Implementation Board expanded
Minister Anthony Albanese, recently announced the appointment of
seven new members to the NHVR Project Implementation Board raising
the total number of board members to 14:
� Menno Henneveld (Chair) Managing Director for Main Roads, Main
Roads, Western Australia
� Nick Dimopoulos CEO, National Transport Commission
� Tim Reardon Deputy Director-General, Policy and Regulation,
Transport for NSW, NSW Government
� Gary Liddle Chief Executive, VicRoads, Victorian Government
� Lyn O’Connell Deputy Secretary, DIT, Australian Government
� Mark Cridland Associate Director-General (Policy & Planning),
Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government
� Brett Phillips (new appt) Executive Director, Office of Regulatory
Services, ACT Government
� Sharron Noske (new appt) Executive Director Transport, Department
of Lands and Planning, NT Government
� Penny Nicholls (new appt) GM, Land Transport Safety, Department
of Infrastructure, Energy & Resources , Tasmanian Government
� Andrew Milazzo (new appt) Executive Director, Transport Services
Div, Dept of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure , Government of SA
� David Simon (new appt) Chair, Australian Trucking Association;
Chair, NHVR Industry Advisory Group
� Andrew Ethell (new appt) Deputy Chair, Australian Logistics Council
� Philip Halton (new appt) Executive Director, Australian Livestock and
Rural Transporters Association
� Richard Hancock Project Director, NHVR Project Office
The Hon Bruce Baird AM will Chair the NHVR Board when it is established
in July 2012. An international search for a CEO for the Regulator
is also underway, with a scheduled commencement date of July 2012.
Victoria and South Australia have formally adopted the method of
counting work and rest times for heavy vehicle fatigue management
endorsed by the Australian Transport Council (ATC) in May 2011.
The agreed method for counting time in SA, NSW, QLD and VIC is:
When counting time in a period, the time must not be counted from
within rest time, but instead must be counted forward:
(a) if one or more major rest breaks** are relevant to the period, from
the end of a relevant major rest break, or
(b) in any other case, from the end of a relevant period of rest time.
**Major rest break = 5 hours or greater
The effect of this counting time method is that a 24 hour period is always
counted from the end of a major rest break. In order to verify
compliance with minimum rest break requirements for periods less
than 24 hours, time may be counted from the end of any period of rest
A-Trailer Registration Charges
SAFC (and others) met with the NTC in mid-January to discuss
proposed changes to heavy vehicle charges as outlined in the
Heavy Vehicle Charges Issues Consultation Paper. The paper
outlines four different options for resolving the issues industry is
currently experiencing with A-trailer charges. SAFC provided a
submission to the paper requesting care be taken when contemplating
changing the charging schedule for registration costs and
fuel excise applying to heavy vehicles to avoid operator issues
including severe depreciation of assets, inefficient changes of vehicle
use, and the inability to pass on costs to customers.
SAFC also encouraged the NTC to assess all likely outcomes to
ensure that unintended consequences, such as the shift away from
A-Trailer registrations, do not occur, as these unintended consequences
can also have a negative impact upon associated issues
such as environmental footprint and safety outcomes.
For a copy of SAFC’s submission on this issue, please email Rose
Le at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National
Law Bill – Feedback Sought
The exposure draft of the National Law Bill 2012 is now available
for public comment at www.nationalsystem.amsa.gov.au
The Bill will implement the August 2011 decision of COAG to create
a single national law to regulate the safety of all commercial
vessel operations in Australian waters. It will also establish a single
National Regulator for commercial vessel safety (AMSA).
The National Law primarily aims to provide the legislative basis for
the National Regulator and allow the implementation of the new
National System on 1 January 2013.
The National Law is intended to replace current State and Territory
laws governing the construction, operation and crew qualification
The National Law is also designed to apply the National Standard
for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) - a set of standards covering commercial
vessel operation, construction and crew qualifications -
throughout Australia. The NSCV will be implemented through subordinate
legislation made under the National Law.
The National Law will allow AMSA to delegate certain functions to
State and Territory maritime safety agencies, which will undertake
day-to-day interaction with the commercial vessel industry and
implement the National Law.
Submissions are due 29 February, 2012. If you would like to contribute
to SAFC’s submission, please contact Rose Le on 08 8447
0664 or email@example.com
“Global Cargo Logistics – the 2020 Vision”
8-11 May 2012 at the Langham Hotel in Melbourne, Australia
The ICHCA International Biennial Conference has strong sponsorship support and an
excellent line-up of expert speakers from a wide number of countries.
For all the facts go to www.ichca-australia.com
CONFERENCE: 8 th and 9 th of May
COCKTAILS AND GALA DINNER: 8 th May
ISP DAY: 10 th May (ICHCA International Safety Panel, ICHCA International Security Panel
and the ICHCA International Environmental Sub-Group
INDUSTRY TOUR: 11 th May
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION at http://fs21.formsite.com/EventsOnlineAU/form47/index.html
Matthew Michalewicz, Managing Director of SolveIT Software Pty
Ltd, an Australian company specialising in supply & demand optimisation
and predictive modelling, has recently been elected to the
ICHCA Australia Board at its recent AGM held in Adelaide. All other
Board Members, including ICHCA Australia Chairman Tony Grant
(whom is also SAFC Vice-Chair) were re-elected for a further year.
Ros DeGaris has left Adelaide Brighton Limited after many years of
service to both the company and the cement industry in general.
Mardi Parker has left MISC. Jim Vivlios and Charlotte Nitschke
remain in position whilst the office winds down leading up to the
pending closure following MISC’s recent decision to exit the container
shipping market, globally.
Mike Compton has retired from the position of Chair of the ICHCA
International Safety Panel and has been replaced by Captain Richard
SAFC Events Calendar
27-28 Integrated Planning and Optimisation Summit 2012, Adelaide
Convention Centre More Info
27-29 Australasian Ports & Harbours Congress 2012, Stamford
Plaza Brisbane, More Info
27-29 Urban Transport World Australia, Swissotel, Sydney More
5-7 CILTNZ The Logistics of Natural Disaster Recovery 2012
International Conference More Info
6 Workforce Hub Launch, Aami Stadium, 5:30pm Register
12 Adelaide Cup Day Public Holiday (SA only)
13 Railway Signalling, Crowne Plaza Adelaide, Further Info
Janet Cameron, (02) 6270 4527, firstname.lastname@example.org
14-15 Grain Logistics 2012, Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne More
16-17 South East Field Days, Lucindale
20-21 SA Resources & Infrastructure Conference More Info
21-22 Aviation Logistics & the Resources Sector, Stamford Plaza
Brisbane More Info
22 SAFC General Meeting, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Lakes Resort
23 SAFC Skills & Careers Breakfast, SA Aviation Museum,
8:00am More Info
24 SARTA Conference and Annual Dinner (Moulin Rouge)
Seek More Info
28 AFCN Meeting, Sydney
29-30 ALC Forum, Sofitel Sydney More Info
SARTA HAS MOVED!
old location on Wirriga St.
The SA Road Transport Association
(SARTA) has moved
offices to Unit 1, Office B- 40
Birralee Road, Regency Park
SARTA’s new office is just
around the corner from their
Email addresses and telephone numbers remain unchanged.
3 SAFC Executive Committee Mtg, Adelaide Airport,
4 SAFC Moving Freight Forum, 10:00am - 12:00 Flinders
6 Good Friday Public Holiday
9 Easter Monday Public Holiday
17-19 Safety In Action 2012, Melbourne Exhibition Centre
17-19 Materials Handling 2012, Melbourne Exhibition Centre
25 Anzac Day Public Holiday
8-11 ICHCA International Biennial Conference (8-9 Conference,
10 International Panels Day, 11 Industry Tour),
Langham Hotel, Melbourne Register Here.
16-19 2012 Australian Trucking Convention, Rosehill Gardens
22-23 Regional Transport 2012, Sofitel Gold Coast More Info
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