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23 September 2014

Grocery Code of Conduct – Regulation Impact Statement for Consultation – the Treasury

On 6 August 2014, the Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on the grocery code of conduct was released for consultation.

The RIS prepared by the Treasury considers whether the activities of the major supermarket chains are harming Australian suppliers. There is considerable debate that difference in bargaining power between supermarkets and suppliers may be used to extract [...]

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17 September 2014

Review of The National Registration And Accreditation Scheme For Health Professionals - COAG Consultation RIS – Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

On 29 August 2014 a consultation paper was released for the Review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professions (the National Scheme) on behalf of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC).

The National Scheme for the health professions oversees the safe practice and regulation of more than 618,000 health professionals and is [...]

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2 September 2014

Australian Securities and Investments Commission – Repeal of the Short Sale Tagging Obligation – Regulation Impact Statement

On 27 July 2014, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) repealed the short sale tagging obligation.

Short selling is the sale of financial products that the seller does not own at the time of the sale. Short sale tagging refers to an obligation for market participants to specify the quantity of a sell order that [...]

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1 September 2014

Superstream: Pass Through of Employee Details – Regulation Impact Statement for consultation – The Treasury

On 1 August 2014 the Government released an exposure draft regulation and a draft explanatory statement which seek to amend the Superannuation Industry (Supervisory) Regulations 1994.
The proposed ‘pass-through’ regulation would require any superannuation fund that receives data relating to a contribution being made to another fund to on-forward that data to the other fund – [...]

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1 September 2014

Ban on importation of new psychoactive substances – Regulation Impact Statement – Attorney-General’s Department

On 17 July 2014, the Minister for Justice introduced the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014, which proposes to ban the importation of all substances that have a psychoactive effect that are not otherwise regulated. The amendments criminalise the importation of new psychoactive substances and permit Australian Customs and Border Protection [...]

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14 August 2014

Commonwealth Regulatory Burden Measure

The Regulatory Burden Measure (https://rbm.obpr.gov.au/) has been published by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.

Under the Australian Government Guide to Regulation, all regulatory costs, whether arising from new regulations or changes to existing regulation, and associated offsetting regulatory savings must be quantified using the Regulatory Burden Measure, consistent with the Regulatory Burden Measurement framework.

Agencies are [...]

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13 August 2014

Sunsetting legislative instruments guidance note

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) has published a range of guidance material associated with the Australian Government Guide to Regulation.

Starting from 1 April 2015, thousands of instruments will begin to sunset in the absence of any intervention under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. Some of those instruments have significant impacts on businesses, community organisations or [...]

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13 August 2014

Commonwealth programmes guidance note

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) has published a range of guidance material associated with the Australian Government Guide to Regulation.

This guidance note supplements the Guide to Regulation by providing additional information to help policy makers understand whether a Regulation Impact Statement is required for proposed changes to a programme (including government benefits, grants, [...]

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13 August 2014

Competition and regulation guidance note

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) has published a range of guidance material associated with the Australian Government Guide to Regulation.

The way businesses compete against each other greatly affects the welfare of consumers. In the absence of competition, consumers are likely to be worse off. Competition can also be a driver of efficiency and [...]

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13 August 2014

Environmental valuation and uncertainty research report

This research report has been produced by the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR), a division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in consultation with the Department of Environment. It was prompted by a recognised need to improve the quality of guidance material relating to environmental valuation in regulatory impact analysis, and [...]

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