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  1. 1 Simplifying Business Regulations in AustraliaDarrell PorterCommonwealth Office of Regulation Review

  2. 2 Key Initiatives in Australia • Business licence reduction programs • Improving access to information • Regulation review process • National reforms

  3. 3 Business licence reduction programs • Taskforce/agency identified licences for rationalisation • Reported impressive reductions in licence numbers • Success difficult to measure

  4. 4 Improving access to information • Business Licence Information Service • a ‘one-stop’ shop for all government business licensing arrangements • service evolved over time • reduces search costs for business

  5. 5 Improving access to information (cont.) • Business Entry Point • Single internet entry point for businesses seeking information from any level of Government • National Business Information Service • Provides information relating to all tiers of government • Reduces search costs for business

  6. 6 Regulation review process • Tests the need for regulation • Aim for consistent, systematic and transparent process • Improve the decision-making process

  7. 7 Regulation review process • RIS sets out the problem, objectives, options, impacts, consultation, conclusion, implementation and review • Explicitly addresses impact on small business • Role of the Office of Regulation Review

  8. 8 National reforms • Broad reforms have also reduced red tape • Cooperation obtained through Council of Australian Governments (COAG) • COAG Regulatory Impact Analysis requirements

  9. 9 Conclusions • Reducing red tape important to Australian governments • Both narrow and broad strategies used • Continuing effort and responsiveness of government is required to serve business