ATA wants streamlined Heavy Vehicle laws

Trucking Association calls for investigative powers in truck laws…

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has made a submission to the National Transport Commission (NTC) calling for new national Heavy Laws to be simplified and streamlined.

Chair of the ATA, Noelene Watson, says the association’s submission to the NTC review into the Heavy Vehicle National Law calls for an end to the inconsistent investigative powers in the law.

“The problems created by these inconsistencies will only come to light fully when an injustice is done to someone in the industry or a prosecution fails because of technical legal issues.

“Neither outcome is acceptable to the ATA, so it needs to be fixed now.

“In addition, we recommend that all of the investigative powers in the law should be subject to a codified warning provision.

“Enforcement officers already have an obligation to warn people under investigation of their rights and obligations. The inclusion of a codified provision in the law would clarify this requirement and help enforcement agencies provide better training to their staff.”

You can read the ATA submission here.

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