Release type: Joint Media Release


Liquidation of Scott’s Refrigerated Logistics


The Hon Tony Burke MP
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
Minister for the Arts
The Hon Catherine King MP
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

The Australian Government notes with disappointment the announcement that
Scott’s Refrigerated Logistics is being liquidated.

Our thoughts are with the workers and their families at this time of uncertainty.

We have been following the situation closely in recent days and are grateful to
those supermarkets who have been working constructively with unions and with
the administrators and receivers to help minimise the impacts of this situation on
our cold supply chain.

We urge those parties who remain involved in the liquidation to work together
quickly to reach an agreement that keeps trucks on the road and food on the