The Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, established by the Turnbull Government to review Australia’s regulatory framework for vehicle emissions, has today issued a discussion paper which sets out the issues under examination and calls for comment.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The Federal Government is planning to reform motor vehicle laws with the changes to come into force after the closure of Holden, Ford and Toyota plants in South Australia and Victoria. From 2018, consumers will be allowed to personally import new motor vehicles from Japan and the UK.
Planned changes to the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989, announced today by the Australian Government, will give more choice for car buyers and save industry over $70 million a year in lower regulatory compliance costs.
Topics: CityLink Tulla Widening contract award, Melbourne Metro
PAUL FLETCHER: I’m very pleased to be here at Essendon Fields with Luke Donnellan, the Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety; Trevor Boyd from VicRoads; Michael Kalinowski from Lend Lease. This is a very important project.
Widening and other improvements to the Tullamarine Freeway between Melbourne Airport and Bulla Road are a step closer with the successful tenderer for the project announced today.
When I asked a Silicon Valley venture capitalist last month what trends he was seeing in transport, his response was immediate and concise.
Topics: Norfolk Island
NICK GRIMM: Norfolk Island residents, some came something close to insurrection at a public meeting with the Australian Minister for Territories as anger boiled over there this week about the process put in place to remove its system of self-government.
The Australian Government today announced a change to the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) which will cut red tape and save heavy vehicle operators millions of dollars, with no risk to safety.
High risk intersections in the Bundaberg region are being upgraded with funding provided under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme.