Regulation Impact Statement Updates
Official website for publishing regulatory impact analysis information for regulatory decisions announced by the Australian Government, COAG and COAG Councils.
Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 2) 2018 and Excise Tariff Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties at Manufacture) Bill 2018
Independent Review - Department of the Treasury
On 20 September 2018, the Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 2) Bill 2018 and the Excise Tariff Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties at Manufacture) Bill 2018 to provide measures to combat the negative economic and social impact of the black economy.
The Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 2) Bill 2018 will deny income tax deductions for certain...
Pregnancy Warning Labels on packaged Alcoholic Beverages
COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Food Regulation Standing Committee
On 11 October 2018, the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) agreed, based on the evidence, a mandatory labelling standard for pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages should be developed and should include a pictogram and relevant warning statement. The Forum requested Food Standards Australia New Zealand develop this mandatory labelling standard as a...
Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulations 2018
Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Home Affairs
On 2 August 2018, the Government made the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulations 2018. The amendments will reduce costs for businesses operating in Australia’s offshore resources sector by allowing certain Maritime Crew Visa (MCV) holders working on petroleum export tankers to participate in, or support, an offshore resources activity in Australia’s migration zone.
More specifically, the amendments...
Therapeutic Goods Order No. 98 – Microbiological Standards for Medicines 2018
Remaking of sunsetting instrument without significant amendments – Therapeutic Goods Administration
On 1 October 2018, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) remade the Therapeutic Goods Order No. 77 – Microbiological Standards for Medicines, which were due to sunset on 1 October 2018, as the Therapeutic Goods Order No. 98 – Microbiological Standards for Medicines 2018 (TGO 98), with only minor amendments.
TGO 98 specifies the minimum microbiological requirements that a...
National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018
Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Education and Training
On 4 September 2017, the Minister for Education and Training, under subsection 33(1) of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act), made the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018
The National Code sets nationally consistent standards and procedures for registered providers and for persons who deliver education services on behalf of...
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...
Western Australian Container Deposit Scheme
COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Council of Australian Governments
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) of the Government of Western Australia has released for public consultation a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examining permanent exemption from mutual recognition arrangements for the WA Container Deposit Scheme (CDS). The RIS has been prepared in accordance with Council of Australian Governments (COAG) requirements.
The WA CDS...
Independent price regulation of heavy vehicle charges
COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Transport and Infrastructure Council
On 24 July 2018, the Transport and Infrastructure Council of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) to explore the costs and benefits of options for the implementation of independent price regulation of heavy vehicle charges.
The Transport and Infrastructure Council agreed in May 2015 to a Heavy Vehicle Road Reform program that...
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...