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With drivers three times more likely to die on the Northern Territory’s roads than the rest of Australia, the 2020 Territory Election provides a renewed opportunity for political parties and candidates to pledge their support for safer roads and modern infrastructure over the next four years.  AANT’s Election Policy Platform is a detailed blueprint for the next Territory Government to deliver on transport safety, affordability, and transparency.

Remoteness coupled with a small and dispersed population and major weather events, makes the Northern Territory unique amongst Australia’s jurisdictions when planning and prioritising transport needs. AANT’s platform is about ensuring your local area and your local industries get a fair share of government funding for roads and transport infrastructure; and it is about ensuring government policies are focused on keeping your transport costs to a minimum.

On behalf of the more than 20,000 members, AANT’s Northern Territory Election Policy Platform calls on the next Territory government to:

Read our NT Election Policy Platform

We invite you to connect with your local candidate.

Complete the form below and let your candidate know the importance of ensuring focus on safe, efficient, and affordable transport for all territorians.

 

Ensuring focus on safe, efficient, and affordable transport for all territorians.

Safety

AANT is seeking commitment from all political parties and the Northern Territory Government on key policies and initiatives we are championing that aim to:

  • guarantee a priority focus on road safety
  • ensure a fair share of funding is invested in roads and transport infrastructure
  • implement measures to ensure transport is affordable for families and businesses
  • commit to greater transparency

AANT is asking for commitment on the following key road and vehicle safety priorities:

Road and vehicle safety

Given the Northern Territory has a road fatality rate between three and four times that of the rest of Australia, AANT seeks a commitment to:

  1. Develop and fund a road safety plan for regional NT, which includes dedicated funds and proposed timeline to ensure all roads have a minimum Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) rating of 3 stars
  2. Develop and fund a dedicated program to assess, prioritise and re-design dangerous intersections, particularly on local roads
  3. The regular release of a complete list of funded projects and their progress including updated ‘expected versus actual’ completion dates and project costs
  4. Formal annual reporting to the Northern Territory Parliament on the progress of Territory and national road safety strategies and goals, including a metric for measuring serious injuries caused by road crashes
  5. Quarterly publication of the number of hours spent on traffic enforcement by the NT Police Force
  6. Increase funding and resourcing for the NT Police Force to allow for a minimum of 1.5 random breath tests per licensed driver per year, and an increase in the number of random drug tests
  7. Expand the red light and speed camera program; and introduce point-to-point cameras with a detailed program outlining planned commencement dates and locations
  8. Introduce stronger penalties for repeat distracted driving offenders
  9. Guarantee funding of the annual ‘Street Smart High’ program that raises awareness and addresses the unacceptable level of road trauma experienced by young drivers and their passengers on NT roads. The program provides high school students, soon to be learner drivers, learner and novice drivers to learn about driving risks and avoid situations that place themselves and others in danger.

Affordable Transport

AANT is seeking commitment from all political parties and the Northern Territory Government on key policies and initiatives we are championing that aim to:

  • guarantee a priority focus on road safety
  • ensure a fair share of funding is invested in roads and transport infrastructure
  • implement measures to ensure transport is affordable for families and businesses
  • commit to greater transparency.

AANT is asking for commitment on the following key affordable transport priorities:

Affordable transport  

Keeping in mind that in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic the Territory must look at new ways and expanded programs to reduce transport costs to families and businesses, AANT seeks a commitment to:

1. Cap to the level of inflation or under any increases in:

  • passenger vehicle registration and license fees
  • Compulsory Third Party (CTP) premiums 
  • stamp duty or other fees placed on top of CTP premiums
  • public transport fares.

2. Reduce red tape to facilitate the development of additional fuel stations in Alice Springs.

 

Transparency & new technologies

AANT is seeking commitment from all political parties and the Northern Territory Government on key policies and initiatives we are championing that aim to:

  • guarantee a priority focus on road safety
  • ensure a fair share of funding is invested in roads and transport infrastructure
  • implement measures to ensure transport is affordable for families and businesses
  • commit to greater transparency.

AANT is asking for commitment on the following key transparency & new technologies priorities:

Transparency & new technologies

With evidence backing government policy that supports clean and more efficient driving technology, AANT seeks a commitment to:

  1. Develop a Transport Energy Strategy aimed at reducing emissions and including initiatives to promote the uptake of electric and other low and zero emissions vehicles; and provides a roadmap for supporting services including recharging stations.

Responses from Political Parties

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Authorised by Anthony Hill, Automobile Association of the Northern Territory, 2/14 Knuckey St, Darwin, NT 0800