News and announcements

Total mobile device ban for L and P drivers

A total mobile device ban for L and P drivers is in place from 1 July 2019.

It’s already illegal to call, text or use social media when driving and now if you are a learner or provisional driver you also can’t use Bluetooth, hands-free or speaker to interact with your phone.

The ACT is committed to the goal of Vision Zero, that is no deaths or serious injuries on our roads.  New drivers are one of the ACT’s most at-risk groups on our roads, and the ACT will be bringing the graduated licensing scheme (GLS) into line with the best practice national framework. 

The increased restrictions to mobile device use while driving are the first in a series of changes for L and P drivers in our reforms to the GLS.

Evidence shows that it’s not safe to use any device while driving. It is important that we help…

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Capital guidelines retirement villages

These draft guidelines are intended to provide clarity and consistency around the maintenance and replacement of capital items in retirement villages, by providing examples of their application in practical scenarios.  The Draft Retirement Villages (Capital…

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The Road Safety Advisory Board and Fund

The Road Safety Advisory Board is a non-statutory body, comprising an ACT Government executive as chair, and appointment of nominees from the two ACT CTP insurers, three road user representatives and two road safety experts. …

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Evaluation of Bicycle Passing Distances in the ACT findings released

Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury has released the findings of a University of Adelaide study research into compliance with the ACT’s minimum passing rules to coincide with the launch ACT’s participation in National Road…

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Review of child protection decisions in the ACT

ACT Government is currently consulting the community on the discussion paper, Review of child protection decisions in the ACT.

Background

In April 2016, the Report of the Inquiry: Review into the system level responses

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