'Historic' transport reforms after five years of negotiation

REDUCING the number of heavy transport regulators in Australia from 23 to just three will boost the nation's productivity by $30 billion over the next 20 years, Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said.

From Monday, the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, located in Brisbane, and the Adelaide-based National Rail Safety Regulator began operating.

From March, the third national regulator, the existing Australian Maritime Safety Authority, will assume greater regulatory responsibilities for all commercial vessels operating in Australian waters.

Mr Albanese told reporters in Sydney the "historic" reforms were the culmination of five years of negotiations between the federal, state and territory governments.

"Removing red tape, removing contradictory and complex regulations, the sort of regulations whereby 66 head of cattle were allowed on a truck in Queensland and 60 in New South Wales. What do you do when you get to the border? Offload six head of cattle?

"These absurd complex and contradictory regulations are being gotten rid of, hundreds of them, literally being gotten rid of.

"I want to thank those state and territory governments who've cooperated with this reform. Some 112 years after Federation, we are finally moving towards a seamless national economy when it comes to transport."

Topics:  anthony albanese, transport




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
MUST BE SOLD!!! offers above...
House 6 2 5
Warmth, Style & Location... offers over...
5 2 2
2 HOMES ACROSS 40... $1,200,000
House 9 5 8
3,093 M2* WAREHOUSES AND... Price On...
Commercial *LARGE OPEN SPAN WAREHOUSES IN PRIME LOCATION *OPEN TO EXPRESSIONS TO LEASE ...

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Ipswich jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
Diploma Qualified... Sadliers Crossing Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Great Gardening...

Win a $500 gardening gift voucher
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Libra

You could be invited somewhere that you find very uncomfortable. You'll remain polite, but you will not enjoy the experience. Demands at...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save