AusRAIL, Market Sectors

Competition – you can?t have it both ways

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Major rail operators Aurizon and Asciano have joined with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) calling for a level playing field on infrastructure charging to allow the industry to be more competitive, but competition would seem to have two meanings when it comes to keeping rail ahead of the pack, Mark Carter writes. </span> <p>The ARA has called on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to commit to structural reform of heavy vehicle charging and infrastructure investment reforms in Australia’s freight sector when it meets in Canberra this Friday.&nbsp</p><p>&nbsp</p><div>ARA chief executive Bryan Nye OAM says the proposed reforms will improve the efficiency of the freight supply chain, driving productivity growth and increasing the competitiveness of the national economy.&nbsp