This issues paper includes a series of questions that the ACCC is considering as part of their investigation into quad bike safety and consider the merits of implementing a safety standard for quad bikes under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
This guideline is aimed at assisting police to enforce road traffic laws in relation to automated road vehicles.
This article is a case study of the journey that led to the inaugural annual national forum on the 2016 New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code which took place in July 2017 in Wellington.
These interim guidelines describe the circumstances where the EPA may use unmanned aircraft (including drones) for regulatory functions, and discusses the appropriate balance between safety, privacy and efficiency.
This strategy consultation paper has been developed as a way to start the discussion around how Queensland can take advantage of opportunities in the drones industry.
This discussion paper canvases four options for a national safety assurance regime for automated vehicles.
The goal of New Zealand’s National Drug Policy 2015 to 2020 is to minimise alcohol and other drug-related harm and promote and protect health and wellbeing. The Policy includes a commitment to release a discussion document seeking feedback on the appropriate regulation...
On Christmas Day 2015, the weather conditions around southern coastal Victoria weren’t particularly notable. There had been a long dry spell, and a total fire ban had been forecast, but otherwise there was little to forewarn of what was to come.
That day, a...
The WA Government is formulating ‘on demand’ transport reforms due to the emergence of ridesharing. To fully realise the benefits of ridesharing, these reforms require a framework that ensures safety and consumer protection, without unnecessary barriers to entry. In developing a regulatory model that fully...
In Australia, governments have realised the potential of extending commercial telematics services into the regulatory context. The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) provided the first national regulatory telematics applications in Australia. Administered by TCA, it enables the provision of accurate compliance monitoring for heavy vehicles. Heavy...
Effectively promoting and enforcing compliance with marine safety laws is vital to assuring marine safety. As Victoria's transport safety regulator, Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) must ensure that waterway managers meet their legislative obligations in helping to maintain public confidence in the marine safety system....
Public transport services, and in particular trains, play a significant role in the community. Passengers should feel safe as they use these services regardless of the time of day or night. The protective services officers (PSO) program was established to reduce crime and improve perceptions...
A safety star rating system for quad bikes will be recommended to two coroners—one in Queensland, and one in New South Wales—as a means of overcoming a standoff between the quad bike industry and safety proponents.
The proposal does not please the industry, however....
This issue of Policy Quarterly features two symposia, the first dealing with New Zealand’s regulatory system and the second that discussed the NZ Constitutional Advisory Panel report’s recommendations including amending the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.
The system for assuring high quality...
Regulation is a fact of life. It affects the food we eat, the safety of our workplace, the goods and services we buy and sell and the quality of our natural environment. It plays an important role in guarding New Zealanders from harm, protecting our...
The importance of an ‘efficient and effective regulatory environment’ (Offices of the Ministers of Finance and Regulatory Reform, 2013) has never been more prominent in New Zealand than it is at the present time. The New Zealand Productivity Commission’s Regulatory Institutions and Practices report, which...
Regulatory coherence has over the past four years become a term of art for domestic regulatory systems which interface seamlessly with the systems of other countries. And yet a precise or at least agreed definition remains elusive and descriptions often confuse ends and means. This...
Analyses the public health proposals for reforming Australia’s alcohol labelling laws, the industry’s arguments in opposition to these proposals, and the Australian federal, state and territory governments’ resistance to multiple attempts and expert recommendations to bring these public health proposals into law from 1996 to...
This is the final report of the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program, which found that the program was poorly planned and poorly implemented.
The Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program was established on 12 December 2013 by the...