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Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Summary

Part of a package of five bills to regulate the importation and provision of road vehicles, the bill replaces the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 by: enabling the minister to determine national road vehicle standards for road vehicles and road vehicle components; prohibiting the importation into Australia of road vehicles that do not comply with national road vehicle standards, except in limited circumstances; establishing a Register of Approved Vehicles, on which road vehicles must be entered before they are introduced to the Australian market; establishing a framework for the recall of road vehicles and approved road vehicle components; providing for criminal offences, civil penalties, injunctions, enforceable undertakings and infringement notices; and providing for administrative matters, including using computer programs, review of decisions and information sharing and delegations.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 07/02/18  
Second reading moved 07/02/18  
Second reading debate 30/05/18  
Second reading agreed to 30/05/18  
Third reading agreed to 30/05/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/18  
Second reading moved 18/06/18  
Second reading debate 27/11/18  
Second reading agreed to 27/11/18  
Third reading agreed to 27/11/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 27/11/18  
Assent 10/12/18 Act no: 163 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Conservatives [sheet 8563]
BERNARDI, Sen Cory

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  • Independent [sheet 8561]
STORER, Sen Tim

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  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8445]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (14/02/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 3 of 2018
  • Referred to Committee (28/03/2018): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (07/05/2018)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (08/05/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 6 of 2018
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)