International Standards and Risk Assessments

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

If a system, service or product has been approved under a trusted international standard or risk assessment, then our regulators should not impose any additional requirements for approval in Australia, unless it can be demonstrated that there is a good reason to do so.

To ensure a thorough review of all regulations, ministers have written to regulators in their portfolio and key business and other stakeholders seeking their views on each of their standards and risk assessment processes against this principle. Members of the public are being invited to submit examples of unnecessary divergence from international standards on this website.

For more information, please see the Guidance Note on International Standards and Risk Assessments.