Australia: [Invitation] Heavy vehicle industry forum: Chain of responsibility and update on Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal
Last Updated: 20 December 2014

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January 29, 2015
9:00am for 9:30am to 11:00am
Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise, Qld T - +61 7 3231 2400

2014 has been a year of legislative upheaval for the transport industry. The Heavy Vehicle National Law 2012 (HVNL) commenced on 10 February 2014, replacing existing laws governing the operation of all vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.

In addition, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has shown an increasing willingness to make Orders having wide reaching effects on operators and others in the industry.

In this seminar, Special Counsel Gillian Bristow and Chris Melham, Chief Executive Officer of the National Road Transport Association, will discuss:

  • the concept of 'chain of responsibility' in the HVNL
  • who can be potentially liable, and the extent of that liability
  • the 'reasonable steps' defence
  • the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, its Orders to date and its likely future direction.

This seminar will be of benefit to road transport operators and other participants in the supply chain. You are encouraged to invite your clients to attend, and to register them using the 'register an additional guest' link on the side bar.

We hope that you will be able to join us.

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