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Chain of Responsibility - New Provisions have Teeth and May Bite Hard

30 Sep 2016 8:56 AM | Administration (Administrator)
Article courtesy of QTA Member Cooper Grace Ward (CGW)

The Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 has now been introduced in the Queensland Parliament. The proposed changes will significantly alter the current regime and impose a ‘primary duty’ on all parties in the chain of responsibility to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of road transport activities. This will mean that enforcement agencies can bring proceedings against parties in the chain without some harm or incident having to first occur. The proposed changes will also impose significant maximum penalties that give teeth to the primary duty and align with other national safety laws.

To find out more, please download the CGW Bulletin.


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