Chain of Responsibility federal grant set to deliver improved safety across heavy vehicle industry

Once-off funding to support the development and delivery of Chain of Responsibility (CoR) training and education projects is now available, with $1.7 million being invested to help boost safety across the supply chain.

11 April 2023

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125 council bridges and culverts to receive funded heavy vehicle assessments

One hundred and twenty-five bridges and culverts in 33 different councils will receive funded engineering assessments as part of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment…

11 April 2023

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Major improvements for the safety on Porter Street and Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln

The Albanese Labor Government is pleased to announce that the intersection of a key freight route in Port Lincoln, South Australia, will receive important upgrades.

05 April 2023

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Major construction ramps up on New Bridgewater Bridge

Major construction of the long-awaited New Bridgewater Bridge is underway, with important pieces of the project’s temporary bridge arriving on site.

04 April 2023

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Safer roads for Queenslanders

Queensland is set to receive $21.7 million under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program to fund the improvement of 38 dangerous crash sites on the state’s roads in 2023-24.

02 April 2023

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Public consultation open on life-saving alerting technology for electric vehicles

More Australians than ever before are driving electric vehicles, with the numbers almost doubling in 2022, from 44,000 EVs on our roads, to more than 83,000.

28 March 2023

Media release

Transcript - speech - Bus Industry Summit 2023, Hotel Realm, Barton, ACT
Subjects: heavy vehicle driver shortages, towards net zero, National Heavy Vehicle Law.

21 March 2023


Safer journeys for cyclists front and centre of new upskilling program

In the last twelve months (ending February 2023), forty cyclists died on Australian roads[1].

20 March 2023

Media release

Speech - Victorian Transport Association Conference

Thank you for the opportunity to address the Victorian Transport Association State Conference.

I’m Carol Brown, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in the Albanese Labor Government.

18 March 2023


Concerned about the safety of a local road? Nominate it for Black Spot funding now!

Each year Australians travel, on average, 12,100 kilometres in a passenger vehicle[1].

08 March 2023

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Doorstop interview in Hobart, Tasmania
SUBJECTS: Tasmania’s defence industry, Australia’s support for Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Judy, defence contracts, opportunities for local defence industry

03 March 2023


First meeting of the Heavy Vehicle Rest Area steering committee puts drivers front and centre

The Heavy Vehicle Rest Area steering committee held its first meeting in Canberra last week. 

This committee, which is chaired by Senator Glenn Sterle, is a first for the government and for the department.

28 February 2023

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Better health outcomes for rural and regional Tasmanians

The current home of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Tasmania has served the community for 20 years. The Albanese Labor Government is committed to updating the site to ensure it can provide the service Tasmanians deserve.

24 February 2023

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This National Driver Fatigue Week, remember – sleep is the only cure to tiredness

National Driver Fatigue Week is a week to educate road users that a power nap is a viable intervention strategy to overcome fatigue while driving. 

There were 1,187 deaths on our roads last year – a devastating statistic.

21 February 2023

Media release

National Road Safety Action Plan to reduce road trauma

The first National Road Safety Action Plan (2023–2025) for the National Road Safety Strategy 2021–30 has been agreed by Australian, state and territory road and transport ministers to support the shared goal of reducing road trauma across…

07 February 2023

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