National Transport Regulatory Reform
The inquiry has been announced
- Why the inquiry?
- Issues paper
- Draft report
- Final report
What we’ve been asked to look at
The Australian Government has 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 has 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 plans to release an issues paper to guide people in preparing a submission. It sets 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.
The issues paper will be released in May 2019.
Draft report release
The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of a draft report in October 2019.
Final report to Government and release
The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government by 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.
due in June 2019
Issues Paper expected to be released in May 2019Subscribe