The ITEANZ 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.
The Options Discussion Paper and the media release are available via the Department’s website at www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/mv_standards_act/index.aspx. The review indicates the Australian Government’s commitment to reduce death and injury on our roads while reducing red tape and building a strong and prosperous economy.
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.