The ATA has made the following submission to the National Transport Commission and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator regarding the appropriateness of proposed penalties in the National Heavy Vehicle Law. The submission was prepared by Tony Hulett of Lord Commercial Lawyers to provide a robust professional opinion in this matter.
The ATA has put forward a submission to the Productivity Commission about the importance of sound Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) processes. As an example, the ATA outlined how poor regulatory impact analysis throughout the National Transport Commission’s (NTC) review of heavy vehicle charges has led to a poor outcome and a lack of trust between the NTC and industry.
This submission details the views of the members of the ATA NSW on the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan Discussion Paper released for public comment.
All elements of NSW transport, from publicly provided transport and freight, through to pedestrians, cyclists and commuters, are all significant users of NSW transport infrastructure. With populations predicted to rise, and an anticipated increase in freight movements, the purpose of this discussion paper and the NSW Government’s vision for the future of transport is supported by ATA NSW. Accordingly, ATA NSW is committed to working with Transport for NSW and other relevant departments to achieve a workable, acceptable and viable solution.
This submission to the Attorney-General’s department details the views of the ATA on moving chemicals of security concern.
Trucking operators that are involved in transporting chemicals of security concern primarily move freight in bulk, and due to the delicate and sensitive nature of this freight, is keen to ensure the security of its workforce and other Australians are not compromised.
Accordingly, the ATA is committed to working with governments and other industry groups to achieve a workable, acceptable and viable solution.
The ATA has proposed a series of amendments to the national truck laws. Under these amendments, the directors and managers of other businesses would have the same rights as other Australians: they would be innocent until proven guilty of offences under the laws. The amendments are in the ATA’s submission to the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into the national laws.
Australia’s transport ministers should slash the registration charges on B-doubles from $15,708 to $10,995 per year, according to the ATA’s submission in response to a National Transport Commission (NTC) discussion paper about heavy vehicle charges.
The Australian Government should extend its planned energy efficiency information grants to help small firms improve their business practices to cope with the carbon price, the ATA’s submission on the draft guidelines for the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program says.
Local government should be encouraged by COAG to adhere to principles of enabling a seamless national economy and other national objectives in order to facilitate communities to be as productive as possible.
Local governments should be held to greater scrutiny about how they allocate Commonwealth funds, in conjunction with increased audits to make sure accountability is achieved. The ATA made the recommendation in its submission to the Productivity Commission’s benchmarking study into the role of local government as a regulator.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) should not proceed with mass-distance-location pricing, the ATA has argued in a submission to the COAG Business Regulation and Competition Working Group.