Ground-breaking road transport laws clear first legislative hurdle

The most significant road transport reform Australia has ever undertaken has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Overnight, the Queensland Government passed the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Amendment Bill 2012, paving the way for one national rule book for Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.

The HVNL will be administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), which opened for business earlier this year.

The NHVR Board Chair, the Hon. Bruce Baird AM, today welcomed the Bill’s passing as a tremendous milestone more than five years in the making.

“This Bill is an extraordinary achievement for industry and all levels of government across Australia,