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Professor Harper giving his keynote presentation

Community of Practice for Commonwealth Regulators

On Tuesday 2 December 2014, the Office of Deregulation hosted representatives from 53 regulatory bodies at the second Community of Practice for Commonwealth Regulators (CoP) of 2014. The keynote presentation at the CoP was given by Professor Ian Harper, Chair of the Government’s Competition Policy Review.

The CoP was established to enhance regulator performance as part of the Government’s deregulation strategy. It recognises that regulator behaviour can have a significant impact on burdens imposed on business and the regulatory outcomes achieved. Regulators encounter common challenges in giving effect to best practice regulation and CoP events provide a platform for information exchange, discussion and networking for regulators and agencies.

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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.

The Regulator Performance Framework is now available.

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

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International Standards & Risk Assessment

As part of the Government's red tape objective, portfolios and regulators will assess opportunities for greater acceptance of international standards and risk assessments, the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, has announced.

Members of the public are being invited to share your examples of unnecessary divergence from international standards on this website.

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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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2014 Spring Repeal Day

The Australian Government has a plan to cut $1 billion in red tape every year. As part of that plan, there will be two parliamentary repeal days every year to cut unnecessary and costly legislation and regulation.

Nearly 1,000 pieces and more than 7,200 pages of legislation and regulation were nominated for repeal, in association with the 2014 Spring Repeal Day which was held on 29 October. This is in addition to the 2014 Autumn Repeal Day, which repealed over 10,000 pieces and 50,000 pages of legislation and regulation. This brings the total net deregulatory savings to date to over $2.1 billion.

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Share your Example

As part of the Government's red tape objective, portfolios and regulators will assess opportunities for greater acceptance of international standards and risk assessments.

Share your Example

2014 Spring Repeal Day

Nearly 1,000 pieces and more than 7,200 pages of legislation and regulation were nominated for repeal, in association with the 2014 Spring Repeal Day which was held on 29 October.

This brings the total net deregulatory savings to date to over $2.1 billion.

Make a Submission

Want to upload a document with an example of red tape or a suggestion on how to cut it?  Let us know how we can lift the regulatory burden.

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, the Hon Christian Porter MP

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