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CARRIAGE BY ROAD Background

The impact of Federal legislation on road transport in recent years has been significant and this area is dealt with in detail, with particular reference to the Interstate Road Transport Act 1985 (Cth), the Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985 (Cth), the National Road Transport Commission Act 1991 (Cth), the Road Transport (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993 (Cth) and the Road Transport Reform (Vehicles and Traffic) Act 1993. The development of the Uniform Road Transport Law on a cooperative basis between the Federal, State and Territory governments is accordingly set out.