Transport

15 March 2016

Improved Side Impact Protection

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 17 December 2015, the Minister for Major Projects announced a new Australian Design Rule (ADR) that sets strict performance criteria for light passenger and light commercial vehicles in side impacts with narrow objects such as poles.

Side impact crashes are one of the most significant causes […]

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10 February 2016

Heavy Vehicle Roadworthiness

COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Transport and Infrastructure Council

On 6 November 2015, the Transport and Infrastructure Council announced changes to heavy vehicle roadworthiness requirements. The changes introduce primary care of duty provisions on operators, prime contractors and employers to ensure their trucks are safe. The Council has also requested that the National Transport Commission […]

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15 January 2016

Fuel Excise Indexation

Regulation Impact Statement – The Treasury

On 23 June 2015 the Government introduced a package of bills that reintroduced bi-annual indexation of fuel duty.

At the time of the 2014-15 Budget announcement the duty rate for most fuels was set at 38.143 cents per litre. This rate was proposed to increase biannually with the Consumer Price Index. […]

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16 December 2015

Airport Tripartite Deeds

Post–implementation Review – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

A tripartite deed (TD) is an agreement between the Commonwealth (as Lessor), an airport lessee company (ALC) and its secured financiers to address concerns of financiers about the termination clauses in airport leases and facilitate access by ALCs to domestic and international financial markets. TDs were initially […]

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16 September 2015

Western Sydney Airport Market Access Facilitation

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The Government has amended the Airports Act 1996 to remove the airport cross-ownership restrictions placed on Sydney West Airport (SWA).

The Airports Act 1996 provides that airport-operator companies are subject to a 15 per cent limit on cross-ownership of certain airports. The aim of the restrictions is […]

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16 September 2015

Survey Requirements for Vessels

COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Maritime Safety Authority

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examining proposed changes to vessel survey requirements. This consultation closes on 12 October 2015.

Existing vessel survey requirements require routine safety inspections for different vessel classes. The Consultation RIS examines the frequency and depth of survey inspections […]

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28 August 2015

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels

Post–implementation Review – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 31 March 2007 the Australian Government implemented measures to reduce the risk to air transport from liquid based explosives. The measures resulted in the restriction of the quantity of LAGs passengers could carry on international flights to, from or through Australia.

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was […]

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31 July 2015

Coastal Shipping Reform

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 25 June 2015, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development introduced a Bill in the House of Representatives to amend arrangements for vessels and crew trading between Australian ports.

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared and certified by the Department of […]

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13 July 2015

Improved Protection of Vehicle Occupants in Side Impact Crashes

Regulation Impact Statement for consultation – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 19 June 2015, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development released a draft Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for consultation which considers the case for regulating improved protection of vehicle occupants in side impact crashes.

Side impact crashes are one of the largest causes of […]

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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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