Transport

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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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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