Report No. 12, 57th Parliament - Inquiry into Vehicle Safety, Standards and Technology, including Engine Immobiliser Technology

committee Report

The committee tabled its interim report on 24 August 2021. The committee tabled its final report on 24 September 2021. The government has 3 months to table a response to the recommendations made in the report.

View:  Report No. 11, 57th Parliament - Inquiry into vehicle safety, standards and technology , including engine immobiliser technology - Interim report
View:  Report No. 12, 57th Parliament - Inquiry into vehicle safety, standards and technology, including engine immobiliser technology 

About the Inquiry

On Wednesday 24 February 2021 the Legislative Assembly agreed to a motion that the Transport and Resources Committee inquire and report on vehicle safety, standards and technology, including engine immobiliser technology. The committee is required to report to the Legislative Assembly within six months.

The terms of reference are that the committee will inquire into and report on:

  1. Options to reduce or prevent vehicles being used illegally or dangerously on Queensland roads, including vehicle engine immobilisation technology, non-technology options, operational considerations or other measures;
  2. Lessons learned from other jurisdictions, particularly regarding the implementation of vehicle engine immobilisation technology to the existing vehicle fleet;
  3. The Commonwealth’s role in relation to vehicle standards and safety, and measures the Commonwealth could take, including requiring all new vehicles to be fitted with remote engine immobilisation technology;
  4. The effectiveness of any proposed measures in improving road safety, preventing crime and assisting police in operational matters;
  5. A recommended framework for legislative, policy and operational implementation of any proposed measures;
  6. The benefit to and role of insurers in supporting any recommended measures;
  7. Options to improve vehicle standards and safety in Queensland, including in relation to the:
    1. current Australian vehicle design rules;
    2. inspection regime for registered vehicles;
    3. pre-sale certification scheme, including measures to reduce fraud and improve consumer safety;
    4. management of written-off vehicles and  ‘re-birthing’;
    5. after-market vehicle modification framework, including achieving consistency to ensure best alignment with other Australian jurisdictions.
View:Legislative Assembly motion on the inquiry (starts at page 118)
View:Brochure about the inquiry
View:Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency report
View:Department of Transport and Main Roads response to Question on Notice
View:Queensland Police Service response to Question on Notice

The committee wrote to various stakeholders seeking additional information.  A copy of the responses is available on the 'Related Publications tab'

Timeline

Submissions closed: 15 April 2021

Public briefing: 22 March 2021 - Program - Broadcast - Transcript
Public hearing: 10 May 2021 - Program - Broadcast - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Transcript
Public hearing: 24 May 2021 - Program - Broadcast - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5Transcript
Public hearing: 14 June 2021 - Program - Broadcast - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 Part 4 Transcript 
Report tabled on:  24 September 2021

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