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Australians interested in improving the effectiveness of the Chain of Responsibility regime under the Heavy Vehicle National Law have been invited to comment on an options paper released today.

Feedback requested on options to improve chain of responsibility regime

14 February 2014

Australians interested in improving the effectiveness of the Chain of Responsibility regime under the Heavy Vehicle National Law have been invited to comment on an options paper released today.

The options paper has been developed by a joint industry and government taskforce appointed by the Transport and Infrastructure Council to help identify potential improvements to the regime.

The paper draws on submissions responding to an issues paper released last year. Feedback and options provided by stakeholders about particular issues are summarised and the benefits and risks of adopting each option under the HVNL are broadly analysed. The paper does not reflect any final views of the taskforce.

Responses to the options should be accompanied by rationales and evidence, supported with examples and scenarios.

During the HVNL’s development, the COR regime was identified as requiring further review. In November 2012, COTI decided to establish the review to examine the COR provisions. The aim is to ensure that they are fair, effective and appropriately targeted, as well as consistent with relevant principles agreed by the Council of Australian Governments and with provisions of work health and safety legislation. The NTC and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator are providing the taskforce secretariat.

There will be further consultative activities, including further workshops with industry groups and regulatory bodies to help refine any proposals.

Submissions can be sent to:

Chain of Responsibility Taskforce – Assessment of Options Paper
c/o National Transport Commission
Level 15/628 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Submissions to the issues paper close on 14 March 2014.*

 

* Submissions now closed.

Last Updated: 18/11/2016