Policy News

Consultation opens on national EV strategy

Australia’s first National Electric Vehicle Strategy is taking shape, with the Federal Government releasing a consultation paper this week that is focused on helping to electrify road transport and boost the affordability, supply and uptake of EVs. The strategy is …

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Investing in road worker safety saves lives and money

Last week, Austroads released an economic analysis for their national initiative to harmonise temporary traffic management practices. The analysis estimated that roadside worksite crashes cost $3.2 billion over a 10-year period. However, the cost is not solely economic. The study …

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Tasmania seeks community input on road safety

The Tasmanian Government has been seeking community input on ideas to help prevent road deaths and trauma though a series of community forums held across the state this week. Despite a number of policy interventions and innovations over recent years, …

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World-first for road worker safety in Queensland

Hugely positive news from Queensland this week, as Minister for Transport and Main Roads Hon. Mark Bailey MP announces that speed camera technology will target speeding drivers in school zones and roadworks across Queensland in a world-first road safety initiative. …

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Interim PC report notes potential for tech in transport

The Productivity Commission (PC) has released the interim report for its 5 Year Productivity Inquiry, which notes the potential for technology to enhance productivity in both the delivery and operation of transport infrastructure and services. Consistent with a recommendation put …

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WA announces safety improvements for road workers

The WA State Government has announced that automated traffic control devices will now be used on all highways, main roads and high volume, high speed local roads as part of measures aimed at protecting road workers. The measure is consistent …

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