National Transport Regulatory Reform
Final report sent to government
- Why the inquiry?
- Issues paper
- Draft report
- Final report
What we’ve been asked to look at
The Australian Government was asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008-09. Those reforms relate to heavy vehicle safety and productivity, rail safety and maritime safety. The Government also asked the Commission to recommend further reforms towards a more integrated national market for transport services.Read the Terms of Reference Media release
Issues paper release and initial submissions
The Commission released an issues paper to guide people in preparing a submission. It set out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at this early stage of the inquiry. Participants should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.
Initial submissions were due by 28 June 2019.
Draft report release
The Commission sought further information and feedback following the release of a draft report on 12 November 2019.
Submissions were due by 15 January 2020.
Final report to Government and release
The final inquiry report was handed to the Australian Government on 7 April 2020.
The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.
Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.
Final report release at a date to be confirmed