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Draft Road Transport Act policy

25 March 2022
The word ‘circus’ conjures up images of colourful clowns, trapeze artists and popcorn.
However, to the trucking industry, the word ‘circus’ is what they’re using to describe the National Transport Commission’s review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
The review has dragged on since 2018 and there’s no end in sight. So many of us have made submission after submission and yet there’s been no movement at all.
To say it’s disappointing is an absolute understatement.
The ATA could easily just sit on the sidelines and complain about the situation. However, we’ve decided to take action and introduce a circuit breaker.
We have drafted an alternative policy for comment and negotiation. This proposed policy is called the Road Transport Act, which would replace the Heavy Vehicle National Law.