Parliament to investigate road safety in Australia

The Senate and the House of Representatives agreed to establish a Joint Select Committee on Road Safety.

Mar 15, 2021

The committee will investigate a range of road safety issues, including examining ways of eliminating road crashes which result in fatalities or serious injuries by 2050.

The terms of reference for the inquiry also include investigating the effectiveness of road safety programs, and exploring ways that governments could contribute to road trauma elimination through their health, education and transport policies.

The committee will report on its findings to the parliament by 1 July 2022.

The committee is a joint select committee which means that it will include both senators and members of the House of Representatives. Select committees are set up to investigate specific issues. This makes them different from standing committees which operate continuously to examine issues and bills – proposed laws – in a particular subject area.