Regulation Impact Statement Updates
Official website for publishing regulatory impact analysis information for regulatory decisions announced by the Australian Government, COAG and COAG Councils.
More Choices for a Longer Life Package
Independent Review – Department of Health
As part of the 2018-19 Budget, the Australian Government announced the More Choices for a Longer Life Package. The Package contains 42 measures to support Australians to be better prepared to live a healthy, independent, connected and safe life.
Twelve measures in the Package will be implemented by the Department of Health (the Department) in response to the Legislated Review of Aged Care 2017 (the Tune Review) and the Review of...
Murray Darling Basin - Basin Plan Amendment Instrument (No.1) 2018
Independent Review (RIS-like process) – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
On 2 July 2018, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources adopted the Basin Plan Amendment Instrument (No.1) 2018 (the Instrument). The Instrument commenced in law on 3 July 2018. The instrument amends the Basin Plan 2012 to implement changes arising from the Northern Basin Review of sustainable diversion limits (SDLs), groundwater reviews and other groundwater amendments and the Australian...
Protecting Your Superannuation Package
Regulation Impact Statement – Department of the Treasury
On 21 June 2018, the Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018 to limit the erosion of superannuation balances, particularly for low balance and young members.
The amendments cap certain fees on superannuation accounts with balances of less $6,000 to protect them from disproportionately high fees. Under the amendments, trustees are prevented from providing opt‑out...
Prime Ministers Exemption - Marine Order 43 (Cargo and cargo handling - livestock) 2018
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
On 22 June 2018, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (the Authority) made an Order under the Navigation Act 2012 that provides for the certification of vessels that carry livestock and specifies requirements for the carriage and stowage of livestock.
The Order makes provision for improvements to effluent drainage arrangements from livestock spaces, improvements in minimum structural fire protection...
Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014
Remaking of Sunsetting Instrument without Significant Amendments – Department of Communications and the Arts
On 19 June 2018 the Minister for Communications remade the Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 (the Declaration) without significant amendments. The Declaration was scheduled to sunset on 30 June 2018.
The Declaration, which is made by the Minister under subsection 63(5) of the...
Allocation Limits for the 3.6 GHz Spectrum Auction
Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Communications and the Arts
On 6 July 2018 the Minister for Communications directed the Australian Communications and Media Authority, in determining procedures to be applied for allocating spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band, to ensure that no person or specified group of persons may use more than an aggregate of 60 MHz of spectrum in each metropolitan area, or an aggregate of 80 MHz in each regional area, in the frequency range 3400-3700 MHz....
Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement
Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Home Affairs
On 28 June 2018, the Government introduced the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 to establish a Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement (reporting requirement) for certain businesses and other entities in Australia.
The reporting requirement will require certain businesses and other entities with more than $100 million consolidated revenue to publish annual statements detailing their actions to address modern slavery in their...
Mandatory Comprehensive Credit Reporting
Independent Review – Department of the Treasury
On 28 March 2018 the Government introduced the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Mandatory Comprehensive Credit Reporting) Bill 2018 to establish a mandatory comprehensive credit reporting (CCR) regime to apply from 1 July 2018.
Under the mandatory regime, large authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) must provide comprehensive credit information on consumer credit accounts to credit reporting bodies. There is...
National Heavy Vehicle Braking Strategy – Australian Design Rule 35/06, 38/05 - Improving the Stability and Control of Heavy Vehicles
Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
On 5 June 2018, the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities announced new measures to mandate Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for heavy vehicle trailers from July 2019 and for selected heavy trucks and buses from November 2020. Heavy vehicle rollover and loss of control crashes account for 22 per cent of all heavy vehicle injury crashes in Australia between 2008 and 2010.
Digital Radio Multiplex Transmitter Licences (Decision-Making Criteria) Determination 2008 and The Digital Radio Multiplex Transmitter Licences Procedural Rules 2008
Remaking of Sunsetting Instrument Without Significant Amendments – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
On 23 May 2018 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission remade the above instruments without significant amendments. These Instruments were scheduled to sunset on 1 October 2018.
The Digital Radio Multiplex Transmitter Licences (Decision-Making Criteria) Determination 2018 is designed to promote transparency in decision-making by setting out the criteria...