Aust Gov

7 August 2015

Class Orders for Agency banking, Transitional relief for deposit product providers (PDSs and periodic statements) and General insurance distributors

Remaking of sunsetting instruments without substantive amendments – Australian Securities and Investments Commission

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) remade three sunsetting legislative instrument without significant amendments on 27 July 2015: ASIC Class Orders [CO 04/909], [CO 05/681] and [CO 05/1070].

Class Order [CO 04/909] permits certain agents who are engaged by an authorised deposit-taking institution […]

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31 July 2015

Reducing Superannuation Compliance Costs for Small Business

Regulation Impact Statement – Treasury

On 27 May 2015, the Treasurer introduced the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2015.

The Bill contains two amendments to the employers’ choice of fund obligations that will reduce the compliance costs of the superannuation system on small businesses. Under these amendments, employers are no longer required to offer a choice of […]

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31 July 2015

Coastal Shipping Reform

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 25 June 2015, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development introduced a Bill in the House of Representatives to amend arrangements for vessels and crew trading between Australian ports.

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared and certified by the Department of […]

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31 July 2015

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Regulation Impact Statement – The Treasury

On 3 June 2015, the Minister for Small Business introduced a Bill in the House of Representatives establishing the position of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to advocate for and assist small business.

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared and certified by the Treasury and was assessed […]

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21 July 2015

Proposed changes to the personally controlled electronic health record system

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Health

On 10 May 2015, the Minister for Health announced developments to the personally controlled electronic health record system for patients and healthcare providers that will trial an opt-out model and introduce new governance arrangements.

The electronic health records system enables doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers across the country […]

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21 July 2015

Tuition Protection Service

Post-implementation Review – Department of Education and Training

On 23 September 2011 the then Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations announced a decision to introduce a new Tuition Protection Service and other related measures under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.

The Tuition Protection Service is a single mechanism to place students […]

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21 July 2015

Response to the Review of the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner and the Australian Government Building and Construction Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Employment

On 22 October 2014, the Australian Government announced changes to safety accreditation arrangements for builders working on Commonwealth-funded construction projects.

The changes to the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme (Scheme) responded to a review of the Scheme undertaken by the Department of Employment. The review was informed […]

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13 July 2015

Improved Protection of Vehicle Occupants in Side Impact Crashes

Regulation Impact Statement for consultation – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 19 June 2015, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development released a draft Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for consultation which considers the case for regulating improved protection of vehicle occupants in side impact crashes.

Side impact crashes are one of the largest causes of […]

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13 July 2015

Child Care Assistance Package

Regulation Impact Statement for consultation – Department of Social Services

On 29 June 2015, the Department of Social Services (DSS) released a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for consultation on the Government’s proposed Child Care Assistance Package. The package proposes new child care subsidy and assistance arrangements. The package includes the introduction of smart technology to ensure […]

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6 July 2015

Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms

Regulation Impact Statement – Attorney-General’s Department

On 26 June 2015, the Attorney-General and the Minister for Communications released an exposure draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The bill proposes to amend the Telecommunications Act 1997 to provide for a more effective regulatory framework for managing national security risks to Australia’s telecommunication networks.

Australia’s […]

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