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Thursday, 17 February 1977

Mr Morris asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice:

(   1 ) With reference to the answer to Question No. 1273, is he satisfied with the progress being made by the States in adopting the draft regulations of the Australian Advisory Transport Committee.

(2)   How many States have adopted the regulations in full.

(   3 ) Which States are lagging in adopting the regulations.

Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) It is highly desirable that there is a body of uniform regulations. The adoption of draft regulations is, of course, not a matter within my statutory responsibilities. Nevertheless I would be anxious to do all I can to encourage uniformity in these matters and I will arrange for my Department to look further at the problem.

(2)   None.

(3)   The latest available comparison of the implementation of the recommended draft regulations is summarised in the following table:


Such comparisons are a complex task and of course do not take into account the relative importance of the respective points compared.

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