The Hon Dr Peter Hendy, MP

The Hon Dr Peter Hendy, MP was appointed as the Assistant Minister for Productivity on 21 September 2015.

Dr Hendy's responsibilities include leading the Government's regulatory reform agenda with a view to improving productivity accross the entire Australian economy.

Spring Repeal Day 2015

The Government’s parliamentary repeal days help remove regulatory barriers to innovation and growth, and build on the Government's efforts to reduce the costs of complying with Commonwealth rules and regulations.

The 2015 Spring Repeal Day was held in the House of Representatives on Wednesday 12 November.  The Government has held four Repeal Days, announcing reforms which, when implemented, will result in reduced compliance costs of $4.5 billion for business, community organisations and individuals.

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Regulator Performance Framework, and what it means for you

The Government has committed to reducing the cost of unnecessary or inefficient regulation imposed on individuals, business and community organisations by at least $1 billion a year. An important part of this commitment is the development of a Framework to review the performance of Commonwealth regulators.

This Framework isn’t just for regulators. It will benefit business and the community, including individuals. Find out more.

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Guide to Regulation

This is the Australian Government’s Guide to Regulation.

It has been written to help change the way policy makers think about regulation and to inform the consultation and policy making processes.

Families, businesses and community organisations pay the price for poor regulation and the purpose of this Guide is to help make better regulation, not more regulation.

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Guide to Regulation

The Australian Government’s Guide to Regulation has been written to help change the way policy makers think about regulation and to inform the consultation and policy making processes.

Families, businesses and community organisations pay the price for poor regulation and the purpose of this Guide is to help make better regulation, not more regulation.

Track our Progress

The Government has committed to reduce the cost of red tape by a net $1 billion each year.

4.5 billion saving

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