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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15 May 2013

National Scheme for the assessment, registration and control-of-use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals – COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Standing Council on Primary Industries

On 3 May 2013, the Standing Council on Primary Industries (SCOPI) announced a decision on reforms to the single national regulatory framework for agricultural and veterinary chemicals (AgVet chemicals). These reforms seek to harmonise the assessment, registration and the control-of-use elements. (Control-of-use refers to the regulation of AgVet chemical use after the point of retail [...]

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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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1 June 2012

Rail Safety National Law: Fatigue Risk Management, Hours of Work and Rest - COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure

In November 2011, the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure (SCOTI) approved legislation to introduce National Rail Safety Laws and to establish a single National Rail Safety Regulator for Australia. The National Rail Safety Law included requirements relating to fatigue risk management. At the time, it was determined that the issue of whether the National [...]

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18 April 2012

Performance Based Standards – COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure

On 7 March 2012, the National Transport Commission announced amendments to the heavy vehicle Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme. This scheme allows specially designed heavy vehicles, that can carry extra cargo or passengers, to operate on parts of the public road system. The changes follow a review in July 2009 that concluded that industry participation [...]

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28 February 2012

Rail Safety National Law: Fatigue Risk Management; Hours of Work and Rest – COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – National Transport Commission

On 27 February 2012, the National Transport Commission announced [] the release of a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on the Rail Safety National Law fatigue risk management requirements relating to hours of work and rest for rail safety workers.

The Consultation RIS outlines four options for the nationally consistent regulation of hours of work and [...]

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28 February 2012

Rail Safety National Law – COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure

On 4 November 2011, the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure agreed [] to implement the Rail Safety National Law. The objective of the law is to develop a seamless and coordinated national approach to rail safety regulation and improve safety outcomes. It utilises a co-regulatory approach to risk management between duty holders and the [...]

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6 February 2012

Heavy Vehicle National Law – COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure

On 4 November 2011, the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure agreed to implement the Heavy Vehicle National Law. It is the next step in the national heavy vehicle reform program, following on from the decision to create the Heavy Vehicle National Regulator. At the direction of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the Heavy [...]

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