The Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Bill 2012 was introduced into Queensland Parliament on 13 November 2012 and is expected to be passed in early 2013 depending on the Government’s parliamentary priorities.

This Amendment Bill deals with a range of policy and technical matters that remained unresolved at the time the first Bill was introduced in August 2012, and will in effect replace that legislation.  Prior to its passage through Queensland Parliament, the Bill will be reviewed by the Transport, Housing and Local Government Parliamentary Committee.

Passage of the second Amendment Bill allows other states and territories to enact the legislation in their Parliaments, with the aim of establishing a consistent regulatory framework, by July 2013.

Once the law is in place, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will dispense with 360 existing variations to heavy vehicle regulations, effectively cutting; costs, red tape and inconsistencies for the Australia road transport industry.