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

Media release

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

Media release

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

Media release

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

Media release

$1.5 million New Town Retail Precinct Upgrade sparks new opportunities for businesses

The $1.5 million stage two of Hobart’s New Town Retail Precinct Upgrade has been launched after a nearly three-year delay caused by the impacts of COVID-19.

02 February 2023

Media release

Building a safer Wimmera Highway

Through joint funding from the Australian Government's $3 billion Road Safety Program (RSP) and the Victorian Government's Regional Intersection Package, safety and accessibility are being improved on the Wimmera Highway near…

01 February 2023

Media release

Steering committee announced for $140 million rest area initiative

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering on the $140 million heavy vehicle rest area initiative and has finalised the membership of the steering committee.

27 January 2023

Media release

New signals shine a light on safety at Rockhampton black spot

The dark days are over for a key intersection in the heart of Rockhampton, with vital traffic signals funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot program now switched on.

25 January 2023

Media release

Voice to Parliament a step towards closing the gap

Self-determination is the concept that we participate in decisions that affect our lives, something simple yet so powerful. A noble concept for any liberal democracy, such as ourselves, to champion.

25 January 2023

Opinion piece

Boothenba Road intersection upgrade officially opened

Significant safety improvements have been addressed with the official opening of the $8 million upgraded Boothenba Road intersection.

24 January 2023

Media release