The Productivity Commission says that the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) is inflexible, encouraging an old fashioned ‘tick the box’ attitude to safety rather than innovative risk management. The Commission is therefore supporting moves to make the HVNL less prescriptive and more focused on results rather than rules.
The Productivity Commission has now released a Draft Report into National Transport Regulatory Reform looking at Council of Australian Government (COAG) reforms over the last eight years of national laws and regulators for heavy vehicles, largely focussing on whether legislative reforms have led to any efficiency gains.
You can access the Draft Report by clicking here.
We will be providing feedback in relation to this report and your input is needed!
If you would like to provide feedback in relation to the Draft Report, please contact Industry and Government Engagement Manager, Kaes Cillessen by Friday 3 January 2020 by clicking here.
There are also public hearings scheduled to be held in Adelaide on 29 January 2020. If you would like to attend, we encourage you to contact Kaes to register your interest by clicking here.There were recently a number of breaches in relation to Chain of Responsibility with penalties issued to numerous parties. Click here to read our article on how you can better protect your business and meet your obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.