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NTC call for nationally consistent regulations

<p>A single-minded focus on a nationally consistent regulatory model was required to address the full utilisation of road and rail capacity, National Transport Commission (NTC) chairman Michael Deegan said in its annual report for 2006.</p> <p>&#8220A doubling of the freight task in the next 15 years requires road and rail capacity to be fully utilised and extended,&#8221 he said.</p> <p>&#8220We need to address this challenge. This requires government and industry in transport to build a new model of co-operation.&#8221</p> <p>Formed by inter-governmental agreement in 1991, the NTC submits policy and legislation recommendations to the Australian Transport Council (ATC) of federal, state and territory transport ministers for approval. </p> <p>The NTC also plays a role in co-ordinating and monitoring implementation of approved reforms.</p> <p>The full report can be downloaded here: http:&#47& 0 020</p> <br />