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1 April 2016

Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009

Post-implementation Review – Department of Employment

In February 2013, the then Government announced a number of changes to the Fair Work Act 2009. A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was required for the changes, but the then Prime Minister granted an exemption to the department from the RIS requirements on the basis of exceptional circumstances. As a […]

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31 March 2016

Increasing Choice in Home Care

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Health

On 11 February 2016, the Minister for Aged Care introduced the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016 to give effect to the first stage of the home care reforms announced in the 2015-16 Budget.

Under the changes funding for subsidised home care will follow the consumer, rather […]

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31 March 2016

Access to cannabis for medical and scientific purposes

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Health

On 10 February 2016 the Minister for Health announced amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to enable the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes consistent with Australia’s international obligations while facilitating the production of medicinal cannabis products for clinical trials and for specified patients under clinical […]

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30 March 2016

Regulation Impact Statement certification authority delegated

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

On 31 December 2015, The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) wrote to the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR), advising the authority to certify Regulation Impact Statements (RISs) will be delegated to First Assistant Secretary-level officers in DFAT and DFAT’s portfolio agencies.

This is consistent with recent changes to […]

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15 March 2016

Litigation Funding

Post-implementation Review – Treasury

In July 2013 the then Government introduced the Corporations Amendment Regulation 2012 (No 6) (the Regulation) to exclude litigation funding schemes and arrangements from the definition of a managed investment scheme (MIS) under the Corporations Act 2001. The Regulation also provides an exemption from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services […]

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15 March 2016

Systematic Transparency

Post-implementation Review – Treasury

On 16 December 2010 the then Government announced its initial response to the Super System Review. A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was required at the time the response was announced, but was exempted from the best practice regulation requirements by the then Prime Minister. As such, a post-implementation review (PIR) was required.

The […]

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15 March 2016

Improved Side Impact Protection

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 17 December 2015, the Minister for Major Projects announced a new Australian Design Rule (ADR) that sets strict performance criteria for light passenger and light commercial vehicles in side impacts with narrow objects such as poles.

Side impact crashes are one of the most significant causes […]

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10 March 2016

National Disability Insurance Scheme – Transition to Full Scheme

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Social Services

On 16 September 2015, the Government announced its commitment to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Agreements for the full scheme roll out of the NDIS have been reached with New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The […]

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26 February 2016

Tobacco Plain Packaging

Post–implementation Review – Department of Health

In April 2010 the then Prime Minister announced a decision to require all tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging. The regulation also standardised the appearance of the tobacco products themselves.

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was required but not finalised before the decision. Consequently, under the Government’s best practice […]

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24 February 2016

Remaking of sunsetting instrument without significant amendments

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) remade the ASIC class order [CO 02/314]: Employee redundancy funds: relief without significant amendments on 9 December 2015. The Class Order was remade for an interim period of 24 months (to expire on 1 October 2018) to provide sufficient time for Government to consider […]

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