Regulation Impact Statement Updates
Official website for publishing regulatory impact analysis information for regulatory decisions announced by the Australian Government, COAG and COAG Councils.
Office of Best Practice Regulation outposting initiative
The Government has agreed to an initiative to improve the resources available to agencies when they prepare regulation impact statements (RISs).
Under this initiative, the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) can provide outposted officers (on a cost offsetting basis) to assist agencies in the preparation of RISs and post-implementation reviews (PIRs).
This will formalise arrangements which have been operating from time to time.
The initiative covers Australian...
Review of Australian Government best practice regulation requirements
A review of the Australian Government best practice regulation requirements was announced on 13 December 2011. This review will enable an assessment of the effectiveness of new elements of the best practice regulation requirements introduced in 2010.
The review will be conducted by Mr Robert Milliner and Mr David Borthwick AO PSM. The review is due to report to the Minister for Finance and Deregulation by 20 April 2012.
The Terms of Reference also provide for assessment of...
Non-compliance with best practice regulation requirements – Extension of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program to energy transmission and distribution networks and major Greenfield and expansion projects – Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
On 10 July 2011, the Prime Minister announced that the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program would be extended to energy transmission and distribution networks and major Greenfield and expansion projects. The Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006 and the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Regulations 2006 currently require corporations that use over 0.5 PJ of energy in a financial year to undertake a detailed energy assessment, identify and evaluate opportunities to improve their energy...
Child Care Benefit (Eligibility of Child Care Services for Approval and Continued Approval) Amendment Determination – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
On 16 November 2011, the Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare made the Child Care Benefit (Eligibility of Child Care Services for Approval and Continued Approval) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 2) to introduce tougher tests for child care services seeking to be eligible to provide government-assisted places. The Determination expands the definition of key personnel so that a wider range of persons can be assessed for their suitability. It also introduces a tougher...
Best Practice Regulation Report 2010-11
Today we released our compliance report for 2010-11, the Best Practice Regulation Report 2010-11. We produce this report each year. It’s our independent assessment of compliance with Australian Government and COAG best practice regulation requirements. Essentially it answers the question was a RIS done when it should have been and published when it should have been.
The 2010-11 report shows an increase in non-compliance with the Australian Government best practice regulation...
Non-compliance with best practice regulation requirements – Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory - Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
On 23 November 2011, the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs introduced a bill into Parliament tackling priority issues in the Northern Territory, including alcohol related measures.
A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) and a Post-implementation Review (PIR) were prepared for this bill and were assessed as adequate. The combined RIS and PIR is published here, however, it excludes information that was contained in the document considered by the...
Key Facts Sheet for Home Building and Home Contents Insurance Policies – Regulation Impact Statement – The Treasury
On 14 November 2011, the Assistant Treasurer announced that the Government will implement requirements for insurers to provide customers with a Key Facts Sheet for all home building and home contents insurance policies. The announcement was part of the Government’s response to the recommendations in the Natural Disaster Insurance Review report.
The Key Facts Sheet will set out, on a single page, all key information about the features of the policy. The Key Facts Sheet will be required...
Reforming flood insurance – Standard definition of flood – Regulation Impact Statement – Treasury
On 14 November 2011, the Assistant Treasurer announced that the Government will introduce a standard definition of ‘flood’ for certain insurance policies. The announcement was part of the Government’s response to the recommendations in the Natural Disaster Insurance Review report.
The standard definition will apply when an insurer offers flood cover for a home building, home contents, small business or strata title insurance policy.
Draft regulations on the standard definition...
Prime Minister’s exemption – Protections for Outworkers in the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations introduced legislation on 24 November to make it easier for outworkers to receive minimum entitlements and to ensure compliance with the relevant provisions at all levels of the supply chain.
The legislation provides a nationally consistent approach to workplace protection for textile, clothing and footwear industry outworkers by:extending the operation of most provisions of the Fair Work Act to contract...
Amendments to local content and local presence requirements for Regional Commercial Radio – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
On 24 November 2011, the Government introduced amendments to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to amend local content and local presence requirements for regional commercial radio. Local content and local presence requirements were introduced to ensure commercial radio services in regional areas provide local content and maintain a local presence if ownership changed.
Amendments will reduce but not remove the regulatory burden of these requirements for most regional commercial radio...