Terms of Reference

The importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry, with particular reference to: 

  1. the importance of an enforceable minimum award rate and sustainable standards and conditions for all stakeholders in the road transport industry;
  2. the development and maintenance of road transport infrastructure to ensure a safe and efficient road transport industry;
  3. the regulatory impact, including the appropriateness, relevance and adequacy of the legislative framework, on all stakeholders in the road transport industry;
  4. the training and career pathways to support, develop and sustain the road transport industry;
  5. the social and economic impact of road-related injury, trauma and death;
  6. efficient cost-recovery measures for industry stakeholders, including subcontractors;
  7. the impact of new technologies and advancements in freight distribution, vehicle design, road safety and alternative fuels;
  8. the importance of establishing a formal consultative relationship between the road transport industry and all levels of government in Australia; and
  9. other related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811

About this inquiry

An inquiry into the importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry.

Track Inquiry

Upcoming Public Hearings

25 Nov 2020:
26 Nov 2020: Perth

Past Public Hearings

24 Jul 2020: Brisbane
16 Mar 2020: Brisbane
22 Nov 2019: Albury-Wodonga


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed


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