09 Jul 2020
More funding available to reduce road fatalities

Thirteen projects aimed at reducing road fatalities will share in $2 million over the next four years through Round 1 of the Australian Government’s Road Safety Innovation Fund. 

02 Jul 2020
Road users urged to drive safely these school holidays

As COVID-19 restrictions ease and the minds of Australians turn to the school holiday period, Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz has urged motorists across Australia to drive safely…

25 Jun 2020
Heavy Vehicle National Law review taking shape

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a consultation regulation impact statement in an important step to improve the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

24 Jun 2020
Industry to help lift freight strategy ambition

The Australian Government has announced the membership of a new Freight Industry Reference Panel on behalf of the Transport and Infrastructure Council.

14 Jun 2020
Freight flights boost for South East Queensland farmers

It will now be easier for South East Queensland farmers to get their high-quality produce into key overseas export markets with the Morrison-McCormack Government helping to secure two direct freight routes to Hong Kong and Singapore.

03 Jun 2020
Buchholz applauds Woolworths' COVIDSafe culture

Assistant Minister for Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz has congratulated Woolworths Group on ‘a job well done’ after recently visiting the Brisbane Regional Distribution Centre at Larapinta.

29 May 2020
$50 million Hann Highway upgrades signed, sealed, delivered

A $50 million, four-year collaboration between all three levels of Government to seal major sections of the Hann Highway is complete. 

15 May 2020
Applications open for Driver Reviver funding

Owners of Driver Reviver locations across the nation can now apply for a share of $3 million in Australian Government funding to upgrade their life-saving rest sites.

14 May 2020
Applications for bridges and heavy vehicle safety funding closing soon

Local councils and state and territory governments are encouraged to apply for funding available under Round 5 of the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).

01 May 2020
Continued support for truckies to keep Australia moving during COVID-19

Australian truck owners and operators will save hundreds of dollars a year following the Federal Government’s decision to freeze the Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge at current levels. 

29 Apr 2020
ROSI outlook for regional road-building jobs

Investment in key inland freight corridors is poised to boost road construction jobs for regional Queensland communities.

28 Apr 2020
Federal funding to fix 33 black spots in WA

Thirty-three dangerous crash sites in Western Australia will be fixed under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program over the next 12 months.

28 Apr 2020
Applications open for road safety innovation funding

The opportunity to drive the future of road safety innovation and technology is here, with applications for Round 1 of the Australian Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund now open.

30 Mar 2020
Exemptions for heavy vehicle drivers at rest stops

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet have tonight approved an exemption for roadhouses, dedicated truck stop facilities and truck driver lounges to remain open so Australia’s heavy vehicle drivers…

26 Mar 2020
Buchholz welcomes COVID-19 Coordination Commission

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz has welcomed the Prime Ministers announcement of a National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) .