It is vitally important for the Federal Government to get regional Australia ‘Back on the Road’. When rural and regional road transport is not operating at maximum efficiency we are reducing our productivity and undermining our international competitiveness.
ALRTA has identified three priority reforms for the consideration of an incoming Federal Government. These reforms will enhance productivity and safety in the rural transport sector while simultaneously supporting jobs and economic growth in regional Australia.
- Improving road access for high productivity vehicles
- Establishing fairer charging mechanisms for heavy vehicles
- Enhancing the rural and small business environment.
Our rural and regional economies are highly dependent on road transport. Sensible reforms can enhance productivity and safety while also supporting jobs and economic growth in regional Australia.
The ALRTA has met with and written to key politicians on all sides of politics to outline our strategy and to seek information about policy positions impacting on the transport, agricultural and small business sectors. We will provide ALRTA members with a summary of responses in the lead up to 7 September 2013 Federal Election.