The Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee has released a report into Australia’s Rail Industry that was tabled in the Senate on Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

The report outlines nines recommendations into improving value for money, competitiveness, stability of work and capability of the rail manufacturing industry, ultimately creating national rail coordination.

Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), Danny Broad, said, “The inquiry’s objective has been specific in focus on maximising the benefits for the Australian rail manufacturing industry, which the ARA believes is an important component in the broader context of a rail transport solution for Australia, as detailed in the ARA’s National Rail Industry Plan for the Benefit of Australia document that was released in September 2017.

“The nine recommendations from the Senate Committee further validate the importance of State, Territory and Commonwealth Government’s getting behind a National Rail Plan to ensure there is greater rail coordination nationally.”

The Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee’s report into Australia’s Rail Industry is available here.

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