Senate debates

Monday, 22 July 2019


Road Vehicle Standards Legislation Amendment Bill 2019; Second Reading

5:34 pm

Photo of Zed SeseljaZed Seselja (ACT, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters) Share this | Hansard source

The Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 and later legislation provides a strengthened and modernised framework for the regulation of road vehicles in Australia which will maintain and improve vehicle safety, provide more choice for specialist and enthusiast vehicles and be responsive to emerging technologies. The substantive provisions of the road vehicle standards legislation are currently scheduled to commence on 10 September 2019 and 10 December 2019. However, more time is needed to give stakeholders an opportunity to understand their obligations and to allow industry to maximise benefits available to them under the road vehicle standards legislation.

More time is also needed to allow the government to continue to work with stakeholders to ensure readiness, to ensure that timing for the commencement of legislation is right and to make the transition as smooth as possible. The passage of the Road Vehicle Standards Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 will give the government, industry and other stakeholders the additional time needed to implement these important reforms. I would like to thank members of the Senate for their constructive contributions to the debate.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.


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