Regulation Impact Statement Updates
Official website for publishing regulatory impact analysis information for regulatory decisions announced by the Australian Government, COAG and COAG Councils.
National Injury Insurance Scheme: Motor Vehicle Accidents
COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations
In March 2017, the Australian States and Territories agreed to implement a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) for people who have been catastrophically injured in motor vehicle accidents. The States and Territories further agreed to impose an agreed set of minimum benchmarks for these schemes.
The NIIS works alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is intended...
New South Wales Container Deposit Scheme
Consultation Regulation Impact Statement
The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released for public consultation a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) regulation impact statement (RIS) examining permanent exemption from mutual recognition arrangements for the NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).
The NSW CDS laws impose certain requirements on the sale of beverages that are not required in other jurisdictions or New Zealand that do not have a CDS. As...
A National Consumer Protection Framework For Online Wagering In Australia
COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) – A National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering in Australia
On 19 May 2017, the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) released a consultation RIS on the National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering in Australia (The Framework). The Framework will seek to put in place nationally-consistent consumer protection measures for individuals using licensed online wagering products in Australia. DSS has...
Lupin as an Allergen
COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Food Standards Australia New Zealand
On 9 March 2017, Food Standards Australia New Zealand approved a draft variation to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, with a 12-month transition period, to regulate food containing lupin as an allergen.
The Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for Lupin as an Allergen was released on 23 March 2017.
Lupin is an emerging food allergen of public health significance in...
Non-compliance with COAG’s best practice regulation requirements – Gas market reform: Binding arbitration framework
COAG Energy Council
On 14 December 2016, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council agreed to implement a compulsory arbitration framework for gas pipeline access.
In making this decision the COAG Energy Council did not comply with the Council of Australian Governments’ best practice regulation requirements to prepare a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).
Imported Food Reforms
Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
On 20 March 2017, the Government announced a public consultation period on the pre exposure draft legislation to strengthen the management of safety risks for imported food.
The proposed legislation will increase the accountability of importers, taking into consideration the food safety and regulatory systems in countries of origin and introducing stronger traceability requirements.
Automatic Fire Suppression Systems for Covered Balconies in Residential Buildings
COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – The Australian Building Codes Board
On 1 March 2017, the Australian Building Codes Board released the final Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which considers options to mandate automatic fire suppressions systems for covered balconies over 25 meters in effective height.
The issue in question is the risk to the safety of building occupants from a fire igniting on a balcony of a residential building, where the interior is...
Application of Temperature Control Requirements for Heated Water
Regulation Impact Statement for Consultation – Australian Building Codes Board
In March 2017, the Australian Buildings Codes Board (ABCB) released a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which considers whether current requirements for temperature control when replacing water heaters in private residences can be improved to further reduce the risk of scalding injuries and fatalities.
The Consultation RIS has been assessed by the...
National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework
COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – COAG Disability Reform Council
On 9 December 2016, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed a 2 September 2016 decision of the COAG Disability Reform Council to adopt a national quality and safeguarding framework to apply to providers of supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The framework is intended to provide a level of consumer protection for participants in the NDIS and includes:an...
Changes to the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care
COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – COAG Education Council
In January 2017, the COAG Education Council endorsed changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) arising from the 2014 National Quality Agenda Review.
The most significant changes proposed are:A simplified and more transparent assessment and rating process for all services, which includes a revised National Quality Standard. Measures to improve...