Senate debates

Thursday, 1 August 2019


National Road Safety Strategy

12:20 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Sterle, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) on 8 September 2017, the Australian Government announced the commencement of an independent inquiry into the effectiveness of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS),

  (ii) on 12 September 2018, just over a year later, the NRSS inquiry panel, headed by Professor Jeremy Woolley and Dr John Crozier, presented its report to the Australian Government at Parliament House,

  (iii) it has been almost 11 months since the Government received this report, and not enough has been done to address the 12 important recommendations within the report, and

  (iv) a failure by the Government to act on these important recommendations will result in continued loss of life and injury through road trauma incidents; and

(b) calls on the Australian Government to:

  (i) acknowledge that almost 90 per cent of the NRSS targets will not be met by 2020,

  (ii) provide an update to the Senate on its plan to address the 12 recommendations from the inquiry into the NRSS, and

  (iii) provide a guarantee that the NRSS is being monitored and that changes will be made to reach the agreed targets if they are not on track to be met.


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