Regulation Impact Statement Updates

Official website for publishing regulatory impact analysis information for regulatory decisions announced by the Australian Government, COAG and COAG Councils.

Council of Australian Governments (COAG)

COAG requires a RIS to be prepared at two stages: the first for community consultation with parties likely to be affected by the regulatory proposal; and the second or final RIS, reflecting feedback from the community, to assist the decision maker. The final RIS should be made public as soon as possible after the decision is announced. At each stage, the OBPR is required by COAG to assess whether:

  • the COAG RIS guidelines have been followed;
  • the type and level of analysis in the RIS is adequate and commensurate with the potential economic and social impacts of the proposal; and
  • the RIS demonstrates that the preferred option results in a clear net benefit to the community