In April 1999 the Australian Transport Council (ATC) agreed to the establishment of an independent review of rail safety arrangements in Australia, focusing particularly on the interstate system. A Standing Committee on Transport (SCOT) steering committee, comprising industry and government representatives, developed the review brief and supervised the conduct of the review by consultants Booz-Allen & Hamilton. The report was finalised in September 1999.
ATC Ministers considered the report at their meeting of 12 November 1999, and agreed that:
- the report's main recommendation of two new statutory bodies for interstate and intrastate rail safety regulation and investigation not be progressed; and
- the ATSB develop a national rail safety statistical database to better identify safety trends in the rail industry.
|Type:||Safety Education Material|
|Publication date:||20 October 1999|