Transport

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 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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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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