More delay on national heavy vehicle regulator

Decision on where to establish a new national truck regulator delayed by governments

COAG also agreed that South Australia should host the national rail safety regulator.

However, government leaders will delay a decision on the single regulator until 2011. It will be "considered", according to the communiqué.

Government leaders did agree to strengthen the national regulators’ panel during the period a rail regulator is established to improve harmonisation in the sector.

"COAG further agreed to resolve a number of policy, legislation, governance and funding issues in the implementation stage, including the role of state ministers," the communiqué says.

According to the group, it has taken more steps towards implementing a national system capable of reducing costs and lifting productivity without jeopardising safety.

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