News and announcements

New driver competency relating to vulnerable road users

Minister for Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury, has announced the details of a new driver competency and enhanced testing of knowledge of road rules focused on how to drive safely around vulnerable road users – pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

This change means that a learner driver applying for a provisional licence will be required to demonstrate good observation skills, recognition and risk management and display appropriate and calm decision making to mitigate and avoid risk and harm to any vulnerable road users.

The learner will be required to perform the tasks throughout an entire assessment unaided by the licence examiner. They will also be required to drive responsibly recognising the potential harm they could cause to a person who is walking or riding a bicycle or motorcycle.

Training and assessment of the competency will be undertaken using a wide variety of different road and traffic conditions where vulnerable road users…

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Strengthening laws to reduce alcohol-related harm for young people

New secondary supply of alcohol laws commenced on 19 August 2016, following the passage of the Liquor Amendment Act 2015 last year.  It is already illegal for a minor (someone under 18 years old) to…

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Discussion Paper on Consorting Laws for the ACT

The Attorney-General Simon Corbell MLA has released a Discussion Paper to provide the community and stakeholders with an opportunity to consider and provide input on the potential introduction of consorting laws for the ACT to…

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Review of Civil Surveillance in the ACT

The Justice and Community Safety Directorate is consulting on the recommendations of the ‘Review of ACT Civil Surveillance Regulation Report’ - an independent review report into the regulatory framework for non-government surveillance in the ACT. The Minister…

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Expressions of Interest for Appointment as President of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal

The Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, Simon Corbell MLA, invites expressions of interest from eligible and suitably qualified people for appointment as President of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) from January 2017.…

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