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Motion: National Transport Commission

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:52): I move:

That that there be laid on the table, by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, no later than noon on Thursday, 27 June 2013, the overdue report by the National Transport Commission, 'Review of the Australian Road Rules and Australian Vehicle Standards Rules: Draft Evaluation Report', which was due for release in March 2012.

Senator JACINTA COLLINS (Victoria—Manager of Government Business in the Senate and Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations) (15:52): by leave—The government opposes the motion. I am advised by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport that the release of the National Transport Commission draft report on the review of the Australian road rules and vehicle standards rules has been delayed. The report was delayed due to competing high priority Council of Australian Government projects. The National Transport Commission has played a critical role in the establishment of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and National Rail Safety Regulator. The national approach to regulation will boost the Australian economy by up to $30 billion over the next 20 years and enhance safety within the industry and within the Australian community generally. The National Transport Commission expects, however, to release the draft report on its website next week.

Question agreed to.

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