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Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System

Published July 2019

RA believes urgent action and investment into mental health programs is needed not just in our industry, but all industries.

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SA EV Strategy Discussion and Survey Paper

Published July 2019

RA's response to the South Australian Government's call for views on the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid emergence of electric vehicles. 

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Productivity Commission - National Transport Regulatory Reform

Published June 2019

In this submission to the Productivity Commission, Roads Australia strongly supports the national harmonisation of transport regulation, recognising that transport operators serve a national market.

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COAG Hydrogen Working Group

Published March 2019

In supporting the development of a national strategy for hydrogen, RA recommends that COAG considers the establishment and funding of a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Hydrogen Production, and the establishment of an industry working group focussed on the opportunities for using hydrogen for the Australian transport fleet.

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NSW CLG - Construction Procurement Methods Discussion Paper

Published Feb 2019

Roads Australia strongly supports a collaborative approach to procurement of infrastructure projects in NSW - specifically, engaging with industry on the procurement method before agencies launch tenders into the market.

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Commonwealth Budget Submission, 2019-20

Published Jan 2019

RA calls on the Commonwealth to accelerate the reform process around road pricing and investment; implement the recommendations of the National Road Safety Strategy; and increase investment in mass transit solutions, among other recommendations.

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Laying the foundations

Published March 2016

The arrival of Infrastructure Victoria comes at a pivotal time, when urban congestion, disruptive mechanisms and customer expectations are driving transformation across Victoria’s mobility system. Roads Australia reviews IV's Laying the Foundations discussion paper and provides feedback on draft objectives and draft needs of road transport stakeholders that are well-supported by members.

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Infrastructure Australia

Published March 2016

The Australian Infrastructure Audit provided the strongest evidence yet of the need for a fundamental rethink on how we shape, plan, pay for, operate and maintain our transport infrastructure. Roads Australia offered two submissions to the Audit. The first general submission includes planning for a new age of transport, delivering on customer expectation, leveraging the untapped value of the transport network and establishing a fairer price for users. The second supplementary submission focuses on standards and the value of harmonisation.  

RA welcomes the recommendations since set out in IA's Australian Infrastructure Plan.

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TRN submission to the Harper Review

Published November 2014

The TRN's submission to the Federal Government's Competition Policy Review (Harper Review) can be viewed or downloaded HERE.

 

Overview of project appraisal

Published October 2014

Roads Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s draft document on the overview of project appraisal. 

The revised proposed project appraisal framework is a significant step forward in ensuring that a much wider range of costs and/or benefits are explicitly required to be evaluated, including those unable to be monetised.

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Public transport and productivity

Published February 2014 

TRN argues in a submission to the Senate inquiry into the role of public transport delivering productivity, that the public and political debate on transport needs to shift from 'road v rail' and 'public v private modes' to a more fundamental debate about how can we fund integrated infrastructure solutions that deliver efficiency outcomes across transport as a whole.

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