Government Railways (Access) Bill 1998
||The Bill will -
provide for the establishment of a Rail Access Code to govern the use of government railways for rail operations by persons other than the Western Australian Government Railways Commission ("Westrail"); designate a regulator with monitoring and enforcing functions relating to the implementation of the Code; specify the kind of administrative arrangements that Westrail is to have in place for the purposes of the implementation; amend the National Rail Corporation Agreement Act 1992 to enable National Rail to compete for intra-state services on equal footing with other operators; and
consequentially amend the WA Government Railways Act 1904 to remove existing barriers to competition.|
||Referred to Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation
|Legislative Council|| ||Date||Note No.||Related Documents|
|Introduced|| ||06/10/1998 || || |
|First Reading|| ||06/10/1998 || || |
|Second Reading|| ||06/10/1998 ||2,3 || |
|Second Reading Speech|| || || |
|Other Procedures|| ||Date||Note No.||Related Links|
|Referred to Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs || ||07/10/1998 ||2 |
|1. Part 6 comes into operation on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.|
2. Stands referred to the Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs until 10 July, 1998.
3. Bill accompanied by explanatory notes.