Regulation Impact Statement Updates
Official website for publishing regulatory impact analysis information for regulatory decisions announced by the Australian Government, COAG and COAG Councils.
Domestic Commercial Vessel Survey Regime
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
On 31 January 2018, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority announced changes to vessel survey requirements. The changes align survey frequency with risk on an individual vessel basis, provide for greater flexibility to reduce the number of out-of-water surveys required, and allow surveys to be more easily aligned with other vessel maintenance activities.
The RIS indicates that the preferred option represents an estimated $97 million in...
Refrigerated Display and Storage Cabinets
COAG Energy Council
On 24 November 2017, the COAG Energy Council agreed to changes to energy efficiency regulation for refrigerated display and storage cabinets.
The changes will increase Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) for commercial refrigerated display cabinets and refrigerated storage cabinets to harmonise with MEPS levels adopted by Europe in 2017. In addition, the changes will result in adopting international test standards, rather than a regionally specific...
Review of the National Safety and Quality Health Standards
Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Health
This Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is the final stage of a consultation process undertaken by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) to review the first edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.
The NSQHS Standards are designed to protect the public from harm and to improve the quality of health care for consumers.
Australian Capital Territory Container Deposit Scheme
COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement - Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate
The Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate (TCCS) of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has released for public consultation a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) regulation impact statement (RIS) examining permanent exemption from mutual recognition arrangements for the ACT Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).
The ACT CDS legislation imposes certain...
COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs
On 16 November 2017, the Australian Government Department of the Treasury released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on behalf of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs. The RIS explores possible options to reduce consumer detriment arising from ticket reselling for live performance and sporting events in...
COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand
On 21 November 2017, the Australian Government Department of the Treasury released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on behalf of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs. The RIS explores possible options to improve outcomes and protections for consumers who pay paper billing fees.
While many consumers may have the...
Proposed Amendments to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
During 3 to 24 October 2017 the Department of Employment undertook targeted confidential consultation on proposed amendments to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.
The proposed reforms are aimed at improving early intervention and rehabilitation, the effectiveness of claims management and dispute resolution and the quality of medical treatment and household and attendant care.
A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared by the Department of Employment for...
National Phase Out of PFOS
Regulation Impact Statement for Consultation – Department of the Environment and Energy
On 24 October 2017, the Department of the Environment and Energy released for consultation a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on options for a national phase out of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and its salts.
The consultation RIS proposes a national approach to managing PFOS chemicals to minimise future emissions, in accordance with the standards established by the Stockholm...
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...