Bulletin - October 2018

Bulletin

QLD Waste levy to begin. Draft amendments released
New Heavy Vehicle National Law - to be drafted

QLD Waste levy to begin. Draft amendments released

The QLD Government has introduced the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 into Parliament. The levy is expected to begin on 4 March 2019 at a rate of $70 per tonne for general waste. It has also released a draft amendment Regulation for public comment that provides further details of the proposed levy framework. Comments close 15 October 2018. More here and here.

New Heavy Vehicle National Law - to be drafted

The National Transport Commission has announced that it expects to draft a new Heavy Vehicle National Law after it completes the review of the current law. It is anticipated that the result will be a law that is fit for purpose and performance-based rather than prescriptive. The review will include establishing a review panel to develop new policy settings and legislation and setting up working groups for key priority areas, with consultation and review planned to begin in November 2018 and legislation to be drafted from late 2019 to 2020. More here and here.