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28 Aug 13
Heavy Vehicle National Law likely to come into effect from October

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Further to McCullough Robertson’s update of 19 February 2013, it has been announced that the new Heavy Vehicle National Law is now likely to come into effect from 1 October 2013.

Background

Participating states currently include Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.  The Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory will commence the Heavy Vehicle National Law at a later date, with Western Australia electing not to participate at this stage.

Campaign

During the coming weeks the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will be conducting a campaign to inform and educate industry operators to ensure they are fully aware of any changes to their day to day business practice.  The Regulator’s latest issue of ‘On the Road’ can be accessed here.

Further updates

McCullough Robertson will continue to monitor developments surrounding the Heavy Vehicle National Law and will provide updates as events transpire. 

In the meantime, if you require assistance on implementing the Heavy Vehicle National Law requirements, or any other work health and safety or employment law matters, please contact our team. 

Focus covers legal and technical issues in a general way. It is not designed to express opinions on specific cases. Focus is intended for information purposes only and should not be regarded as legal advice. Further advice should be obtained before taking action on any issue dealt with in this publication.

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