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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 3418..


MR SMYTH (continuing):

I now turn to the proposed legislation, to give an overview of the Bills. The first one I have presented is the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Bill 1999. This is a Bill to facilitate the adoption of nationally consistent road rules in the Territory, to make provision about other matters concerning safety and traffic management on roads and road related areas, and for other purposes. The objects of this Bill are to provide for a safety and traffic management system in the ACT that is consistent with the agreed schedule in the National Road Transport Commission Act 1991 and part of the uniform national road transport legislation envisaged by that Act and to re-enact with some changes certain provisions of the Motor Traffic Act 1936 about safety and traffic management, as well as to improve road safety and transport efficiency and reduce the cost of administering road transport.

Debate (on motion by Mr Hargreaves ) adjourned.

ROAD TRANSPORT (GENERAL) BILL 1999

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (10.45): Mr Speaker, I present the Road Transport General Bill 1999, together with its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.

MR SMYTH: I move:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

Mr Speaker, this is a Bill to provide for the administration and enforcement of road transport legislation; to provide for the review of decisions made under road transport legislation; to make further provisions about the use of vehicles on roads and road related areas and for other purposes.

The objects of the Act are to provide for the administration and enforcement of the road transport legislation. It provides for review of certain decisions made under the road transport legislation; the determination of fees, charges and other amounts payable under the road transport legislation. It does so consistent with the agreements scheduled in the National Road Transport Commission Act 1991.

The Act makes further provisions about vehicles, roads and road related areas. It re-enacts, with some changes, certain provisions of the Motor Traffic Act 1936 and improves road safety and transport efficiency, and reduces the costs of administering road transport.

Debate (on motion by Mr Hargreaves ) adjourned.


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