A simpler more flexible law
The new law will be simpler. It will give flexibility for operators wanting to innovate, and certainty for operators wanting simplicity.
More flexible regulatory framework
Moving prescriptive obligations for parties down the legislative chain, so that the law can adapt quickly to changing needs and takes an outcomes-driven approach.
Improve road network access
Ensuring the law supports improvements to road network access systems and processes, including an online access system that automates access decision-making.
Simplified fatigue management and record-keeping without compromising on safety. A risk based regulatory approach that provides industry with clarity of their obligations and fairness in enforcement.
Duties and driver health
Clarifying the primary duty and parties covered by the chain of responsibility.
Strengthening laws to prevent drivers not fit for work from getting behind the wheel.
Codes of Practice
A more, flexible and responsive Code of Practice mechanism to enable the Regulator to guide industry on how to meet the primary duty and other obligations under the law.
Better operator certification
A more comprehensive operator certification scheme that can be expanded over time and provide flexibility for certified operators. A new national auditing standard, with measures to reduce the need for multiple audits.
Technology and data
An adaptable technology and data framework to foster smarter technology investment that encourages innovation, enables uptake of emerging technology and provides industry with certainty through a certification mechanism.