Transport

21 March 2014

Prime Minister’s exemption – Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 6 March 2014 the Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 was introduced into Parliament.

The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Qantas Sale Act 1992 (‘the Act’) to remove the foreign ownership and other restrictions that apply to Qantas but do not apply to other airlines based in Australia. The Bill also amends the […]

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11 December 2013

National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part C Section 1 – Arrangement, Accommodation and Personal Safety – COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure

On 15 November 2013, the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure endorsed  Part C1 of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) to align domestic commercial vessel standards to national laws and international agreements.

The sections of the NSCV have progressively replaced the Uniform Shipping Laws (USL) Code, which has been the basis of […]

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26 November 2013

Electronic Stability Control for Light Commercial Vehicles –Details-Stage Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

 On 22 October 2013, the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development introduced a requirement through Australian Design Rules 31/03 and 35/05  under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to be fitted to new light commercial vehicles (LCVs).  ESC will be mandated from 2015 for new vehicle […]

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22 November 2013

Brake Assist Systems – Details-Stage Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 22 October 2013, the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development introduced a requirement through Australian Design Rules 31/03 and 35/05 under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 for Brake Assist Systems (BAS) to be fitted to new light passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles.  BAS will be mandated from 2015 […]

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18 September 2013

National Heavy Vehicle Braking Strategy Phase I: Antilock Braking Systems – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Transport

On 13 August 2013, the former Minister for Road Safety tabled new legislation requiring the installation of ABS in new heavy commercial vehicles. ABS is a technology that prevents wheels from locking when a vehicle is overbraked and increases the safety of a vehicle. It is an advanced technology that is already used by a […]

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19 April 2013

National Standard for General Safety Requirements for Vessels – COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure

In October 2012, the National Marine Safety Committee published the National Standard for General Safety Requirements for Vessels, as approved by the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure. The standard applies to domestic commercial vessels not required to be in survey (ie not required to undergo regular mandated inspection). These are low-risk operations involving vessels […]

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12 April 2013

Fatigue Regulation for Flight Crew - Regulation Impact Statement - Civil Aviation Safety Authority

On 8 April 2013, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) announced amendments to the Civil Aviation Order Part 48 to introduce new arrangements for management of flight crew fatigue based on the following 3 tier system:

Businesses with simple operations will not be required to meet new fatigue management obligations (Tier 1).
Operations that pose a moderate […]

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28 February 2013

Flight Crew Licensing – Regulation Impact Statement – Civil Aviation Safety Authority

On 11 February 2013, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport announced that the Australian Government is introducing a suite of new aviation licensing regulations for flight crew licensing, flight training and flight checking. 

The new regulations improve Australia’s alignment with the International Civil Aviation Organization standards and recommended practices such as: strengthening licensing and training requirements […]

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16 November 2012

International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Australia is proposing to become a party to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) by Sea (the HNS Convention). On 1 November 2012 the HNS treaty documents, including the Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) and National Interest Analysis, were tabled in the […]

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22 October 2012

Implementation of Cape Town Convention – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Transport

On 12 October 2012 the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport announced the Government will sign the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (the Cape Town Convention) which creates a uniform international legal framework to protect investors in aircraft objects such as passenger airliners, helicopters and aircraft engines.

As aircraft objects frequently move across borders, the […]

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