NatRoad’s role includes making formal submissions to various government bodies on a wide range of policy issues affecting the road freight industry, with the aim of improving the business environment for our members and the industry in general.

 
Submission Topic - Template for Roads and Transport Functional Recovery Group members feedback

Submission Topic: Template for Roads and Transport Functional Recovery Group members feedback 

Submitted to: Queensland Ministerial Freight Council.

Date submitted: 15 June 2020

Summary: This submission summarises a number of policies that will assist the heavy vehicle industry in Queensland to better recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Outcome: Awaited

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NatRoad Submission - NHVR Issues Paper on the Livestock Supply Chain

Submission Topic: NHVR Draft Productivity Plan

Submitted to: NHVR

Date submitted: 17 April 2020

Summary: There should be a targeted, funded education campaign about COR responsibilities aimed at all parties in the livestock chain. That campaign should be followed by increased enforcement measures.

Outcome: Awaited

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NatRoad Submission - NHVR Productivity Plan

Submission Topic: NHVR Draft Productivity Plan

Submitted to: NHVR

Date submitted: 13 March 2020

Summary: NatRoad has reinforced the means to achieve greater productivity from the industry, particularly the issue of better access processes where permits should be seen as an exception rather than a rule.  NatRoad seeks greater reform measures in a number of areas especially in measuring compliance costs, better access to data from the NHVR registration database and binding rules on local governments in assessing access permits.

Outcome: Awaited

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Submission topic: Enhancements to Unfair Contract Term Protections

Submission Topic: Enhancements to Unfair Contract Term Protections

Submitted to:  Submission to the Treasury

Date Submitted: 12 March 2020

Summary: This submission outlines a number of unfair contract practices in the road transport industry and calls for a strengthening of the law to give better protections to small business.  Unfair contract terms law should be re-examined so that it has a real impact on these unfair practices in the industry.

Outcome: Awaited

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 Submission topic: Heavy Vehicle Charges Consultation Report

Submitted to: National Transport Commission

Date submitted: 28 Feb 2020

Heavy vehicle charges consultation report (Consultation Report) was released by the National Transport Commission (NTC) in December 2019. This submission responds to the problematic nature of an increase in heavy vehicle charges at a time of debilitating drought and bush fire devastation that have added to already fierce cost pressures on heavy vehicle operators.  The proposed cost increases even at the level of 2.5% per annum would compound these problems as well as underlining the fundamental unfairness of the current basis of heavy vehicle charging.

Outcome: Awaited.

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Submission Topic: PC Draft Report - National Transport Regulatory Reform

Submitted to: Productivity Commission

Date submitted: 15 Jan 2020 

NatRoad has made a submission on the Draft Report entitled National Transport Regulatory Reform released by the Productivity Commission (PC) in November 2019. The submission responds to a number of the issues raised in the Draft Report, focusing on the heavy vehicle sector including:

  • Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL)
  • Fatigue Laws
  • Chain of Responsibility
  • Accreditation 
  • WHS Laws
  • Transport Technology

Outcome: Awaited

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Submission Topic:  Inquiry into reducing Australia’s road accident rates, trauma and road deaths 

Submitted to: Joint Select Committee on Road Safety, Federal Government 

Date submitted: 31 Jan 2020 

 In this submission NatRoad outlines a number of factors affecting heavy vehicle safety, focusing on light vehicle driver education, upgrading infrastructure and better data collection and analysis

Outcome: Awaited

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Submitted to: Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety, NSW Parliament 

Date submitted: 31 Jan 2020 

NatRoad has made a submission to the NSW Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety (StaySafe) relating to its inquiry into road trauma in NSW launched at the end of November 2019. The submission highlights the need to rebuild after bushfires taking into account the infrastructure needs for rural and regional roads. 

Outcome: Awaited

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