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05 December 2014

The NTC is undertaking a review of national penalties under the Heavy Vehicle National Law administered by the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

As part of this review, NTC has created a draft ‘Penalties Matrix’ that will systematically:

  • assess the consistency of current penalties, and
  • provide a guide for setting penalties for future offences.

The ATA offers feedback and recommendations in this submission on the design and utility of the draft penalties matrix.

20 November 2014

The Senate should pass important amendments to the Fuel Tax Act to protect small trucking businesses from the side effects of fuel tax indexation, the Australian Trucking Association has said in this submission to the  Senate Economics Committee.

The Government has used  tariff proposals to increase the fuel tax rate from 38.143 cents per litre to 38.6 cents per litre. The rate will be indexed in line with inflation on 1 February and 1 August.

07 November 2014

The Australian Government should call for an update to the international fuel stockpiling rules and take responsibility for holding emergency fuel stocks, the Australian Trucking Association said in this submission to the Department of Industry’s Energy Green Paper.

06 November 2014

This ATA submission to the NTC review of access to PBS mass limits for truck and trailer combinations conveys the feedback received from ATA member associations and industry stakeholders.

24 October 2014

Australia should retain its existing system of Australian Design Rules (ADRs) for heavy vehicles, the ATA recommended in its submission to the Australian Government’s review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act.

26 September 2014

Australia’s transport ministers should wind down the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) in its current form, the ATA said in its submission to the joint NTC/NHVR heavy vehicle roadworthiness review.

25 July 2014

In this submission to the National Transport Commission, the ATA has expressed its support for the five recommendations contained in the Intelligent Access Program (IAP) Review draft report.

04 July 2014

The Senate should pass government amendments to the fuel tax credits system as part of reintroducing fuel tax indexation, the ATA said in its submission on fuel tax indexation to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee.

27 May 2014

The Australian Tax Office should redraft its motor vehicle expense benchmarks for small trucking businesses, the ATA has said in this submission to the Board of Taxation’s small business tax impediments review.

09 May 2014

The Queensland Parliament should fix the broken ‘must carry’ provisions by passing Part 3 of the Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 as is, the ATA has said in this submission to the QLD Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee.