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The National Transport Commission (NTC) and the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help facilitate the best rail safety and productivity outcomes for Australia.

NTC and ONRSR strengthen ties

26 August 2013

The National Transport Commission (NTC) and the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help facilitate the best rail safety and productivity outcomes for Australia.

NTC CEO and Commissioner, Paul Retter AM said the signing of the MOU builds on the strong links that already exist between the NTC and ONRSR and supports ongoing working arrangements between the two parties.

“This agreement will formally facilitate collaboration between the NTC and the ONRSR,” said Mr Retter.

“Rail safety in Australia continues to be a key focus for the NTC and it is important that we work closely with the ONRSR to ensure that the Rail Safety National Law is maintained and developed to meet Australia’s needs.”

Mr Retter said that the NTC will continue to undertake regulatory policy development related to the Rail Safety National Law, while the ONRSR will monitor, investigate and enforce compliance with the law.

The development of the MOU was one of the recommendations from the 2012 Review of the NTC and other bodies.

Last Updated: 10/4/2017