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Prime Minister's Exemption – COVID-19 related measures

Aust Gov
18th March 2020

Due to truly urgent and unforeseen events related to the spread of COVID-19, the Prime Minister has granted an exemption from the need to complete regulatory impact analysis in the form of Regulation Impact Statements (RISs) for all urgent and unforeseen Australian Government measures made in response to COVID-19.  Australian Government Departments and Portfolio Agencies are encouraged to contact the Office of Best Practice Regulation to confirm applicability, as this exemption may not apply for all matters.

Consistent with the Australian Government’s RIS requirements, post-implementation reviews must be completed within two years of implementation for all measures that receive a Prime Minister’s exemption, where they have a more than minor regulatory impact.

The post-implementation reviews now required will be articulated on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s website:

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