Report No. 19, 57th Parliament - Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2022

Committee’s report

The committee tabled its on Friday 22 July 2022. 

View:  Report No. 19, Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2022
View: Introductory speech (starts on page 1426)
View: Bill 
View: Explanatory Notes 
View: Explanatory notes: Erratum tabled on 25 August 2022
View: Statement of compatibility 

Once the committee’s report has been tabled, the Government has three months to respond to the report’s recommendations (if any). At that time, the Government Response will be published here.

About the Bill 

On 26 May 2022 the Minister for Transport and Main Roads introduced the Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2022 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Transport and Resources Committee for detailed consideration.

The purpose of the Bill, as outlined in the explanatory notes is to improve road safety, increase the range of allowable motorised mobility devices (MMDs), make improvements to court and other processes and make minor enhancements to transport and other legislation.

The Bill will achieve the policy objectives by amending the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 (TORUM) and making consequential amendments to various regulations to:

  • modernise and clarify how financial penalties collected for camera-detected offences can be spent on road safety initiatives;
  • implement the national MMD changes in Queensland, and apply gratuitous registration and CTP arrangements to a greater range of MMDs;
  • ensure a health professional who provides information about a non-Queensland driver licence holder's fitness to drive has the same legal protection as would apply if they provided information about a Queensland driver licence holder;
  • allow for documentary related evidence to be provided to courts for certain objective and non-contentious information relevant to vehicle standards related offences; and
  • update the definition of GVM (gross vehicle mass).

In addition the Bill will amend:

  • the Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994 (TPC Act) to provide that a digital photo taken when a person is less than 15 years old will have a shelf life of 5 years instead of 10 years;
  • the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 (TIA) to clarify accommodation works may be undertaken as a result of a rail project to provide certainty and consistency for landowners and occupiers and all transport infrastructure projects; and
  • the Housing Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (HLA) to correct the numerical drafting error in section 83A by renumbering the affected provisions before they are inserted into the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRA Act) on 1 October 2022.

View: Department of Transport and Main Roads Response to Questions on Notice
View: Department of Transport and Main Roads Response to Submissions


Submissions closed:4:00pm Monday 27 June 2022. To access Submissions, click on ‘View Submissions’ tab above.
Public briefing:Monday 20 June 2022 (9:00am-9:45am)  - Program - Broadcast - Transcript
Report tabled on:Friday 22 July 2022
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