The ATA submission to the 2020-21 Federal Budget has called on Government to back small businesses, support regional Australia and deliver lower taxes.
Recommendations put forward in the ATA submission include:
- The Australian Government to reject the proposed increases in heavy vehicle charges for 2020-21 and 2021-22
- The Australian Government to progress an integrated reform program for the setting of heavy vehicle charges and expenditure
- The role of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to be extended so it can carry out independent, no-blame, safety investigations of road crashes involving heavy vehicles, and
The Australian Government to expand its support for rural roads, including a national fund to deliver a minimum service level standard on rural freight roads and delivering the regional road safety improvements project identified by Infrastructure Australia.