Adoption of National Rail Safety Laws delayed

Although Queensland has not met the scheduled date for the commencement of the National Rail Safety Laws and National Rail Safety Regulator it is anticipated that application legislation will be adopted in QLD during 2013.

The Queensland legislation has been referred for review by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.  As a result, it is not expected that the new law will come into force before the second half of 2013.

Existing rail safety laws will continue to apply until the relevant legislation is passed.