The COVID-19 pandemic has had signiﬁcant negative impacts of the global economy. Although Australia has been relatively successful in its eﬀorts to contain its spread, the damage to the economy and people’s lives and livelihoods is signiﬁcant. One indisputable conclusion is that the implications are likely to last many years and decades ahead. As the sector responsible to the movement and delivery of people and goods in society, the Transport and Logistics sector has played a vital role in ensuring that our society and economy retains a level of normalcy. Like other essential sectors, it has ensured delivery of essential services under highly strenuous conditions.
Join us to hear a panel of industry practitioners representing diﬀerence industries share their experiences, observations and views on the COVID-19 situation and reﬂect on how this situation is likely to impact the sector in the medium to long-term.
Lisa Williams - Department of Transport, Victoria State Government
Jonathan Bolton - DHL, Victoria
Dave Coughlin - Mainfreight, Tullamarine
Nicholas O’Connell - DP-World, Melbourne
Dr. Victor Gekara - Director of the College of Business and Law's Global Transport and Logistics Research Group and Leader of the Skills, Training and Industry Research Network, RMIT
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.