Principles for C-ITS
ITE-ANZ has made a submission to the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (DITRCA) on the draft principles for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). The key issue is to encourage the Australian Government to establish a framework, create standards and reserve communication channels so that vehicle and roadside technologies can be developed with confidence, to deliver improvements to road safety, productivity and reduced emissions.
Vehicle Emissions Standards
ITE-ANZ has written to the Hon Michael McCormack, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, advocating for regulations to set standards for maximum CO2 emissions from new vehicles across the fleet for each manufacturer. The Minister has responded that the take up of cleaner vehicles “must be driven by consumer demand”. See our letter ITE-ANZ Letter to Minister McCormack and the Minister’s response Signed Response from Minister McCormack.
We wrote a second letter, in conjunction with Transport Australia society, to Minister McCormack in May 2021 and received a reply from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications in September 2021. See ITE-ANZ Second Letter to Minister McCormack and Signed Response from DITRDC Sep 2021.
Then in 2022, we have written to the Hon Catherine King – the new Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, to introduce ourselves and to push for mandatory vehicle emission standards. We sent a copy to the Hon Chris Bowen as well.
In October 2022, ITE-ANZ made a submission to the National Electric Vehicle Strategy Consultation: ITE-ANZ-submission-on-National-EV-Strategy
Vehicle Window Tinting
Motor vehicle window tinting has been a subject of community discussion in recent years and ITE-ANZ has developed a position on this issue after a thorough process of peer review. Vehicle Window Tinting – ITEANZ Position Aug 14
Motor Vehicle Safety Act
The ITE-ANZ made a submission on 20 October 2014 to the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in relation to a review of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act 1989. MVSA Submission ITEANZ
Our stance on the options is to support any reform that streamlines the Act, regulations and Australian Design Rules, but to oppose the options that would downgrade vehicle safety just for the sake of reducing the regulatory burden. Our vehicle safety standards are more stringent than most other countries and we should not accept lower standards for the sake of international harmonisation.
Transport Planning Process
We wrote to the Premier of Victoria in September 2015 about the process of transport planning. Transport Planning Letter to Premier
Towards the Uncrashable Car
Here is a note we sent to the Victorian Minister for Road Safety in 2015. Towards the Uncrashable Car