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  • Road Safety Improves in Australia

    BITRE | 13 October 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics reports that deaths on Australian roads have significantly decreased. For the year ending September 2014, there was a 5.2 per cent reduction in road deaths compared to the previous year.

  • International flights increasing activity into and out of Australia

    BITRE | 03 October 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics reports that international airline activity in Australia continues to increase. International passenger traffic for July 2014 was 5.8 per cent higher than July 2013.

  • National Stronger Regions Fund launched

    Infrastructure | 01 October

    National Stronger Regions Fund is now open. The fund will support priority infrastructure projects in regional communities. Applications for Round One will be open from 1 October 2014 to 28 November 2014 for grants between $20,000 and $10 million.

  • Urban travel information sheets published

    Transport | 30 September 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has published information sheets on urban public transport trends and urban passenger travel in cities. The information sheets provide long-term statistics and information on modal changes, travel growth rates and more.

  • Transport security outlook released

    Transport Security | 30 September 2014

    The Department has released the Transport Security Outlook to 2025. The report provides an evidence-based view of the likely future of transport security in Australia with an emphasis on the important role that security will play in supporting economic and social prosperity.

  • Changes to requirements for motorcycle mudguards

    Vehicles | 24 September 2014

    The Australian Design Rules have been amended to remove the requirement for rear mudguard extensions for motorcycles. This change is expected to save millions in compliance and manufacturing costs every year, which should lead to lower prices for new motorcycle owners.

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Last Updated: 14 October, 2014