Bulletin - November 2017

Bulletin

SA Mining Review Bill Released
QLD Plumbing and Drainage Bill introduced
Heavy vehicles - Master Code Of Practice Development
VIC - Consultation on e-waste ban underway

SA Mining Review Bill Released

The SA Government has released the Statutes Amendment (Leading Practice in Mining) Bill 2017 as part of the ongoing Leading Practice Mining Acts Review. The Bill proposes amendments to the Mining Act 1971, Opal Mining Act 1995 and Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920. It is the first of several amendment Bills that will be released over the next two years. More here and here.

QLD Plumbing and Drainage Bill introduced

The QLD Government has introduced the Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2017 into parliament to help ensure Queensland maintains the highest plumbing and gasfitting standards. The new laws will repeal the current Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and establish a framework for the making of new regulations and a new plumbing code. It will also establish a penalty framework for public health and environmental offences, and streamline the building approval process, among other things. More here and here.

Heavy vehicles - Master Code Of Practice Development

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) are currently developing an industry-wide master code of practice for heavy vehicle safety. The master code will address the management of speed, fatigue, mass, dimension and loading and vehicle standards under the national law. The code is expected to be submitted for assessment in the first quarter of 2018. More here.

VIC - Consultation on e-waste ban underway

The VIC Government has released a number of policy documents for public consultation in regards to a proposed ban on e-waste from landfill-waste. The ban aims to reduce e-waste in landfills, better manage hazardous materials in the waste and enable greater recovery of valuable materials. The ban is expected to be implemented by July 2018. Comments close 25 January 2018. Download the media release here and have your say here.