23 February 2011
The protocol provides for a new investment partnership between Australia and New Zealand. Australia is increasing the threshold under which New Zealand investment will not require foreign investment screening from $231 million to just over $1 billion. This is the same threshold level applying to investors from the United States for access to the Australian [...]
Continue reading Investment Protocol to the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement Regulation Impact Statement – Commonwealth Treasury
10 February 2011
The Australian Building Codes Board has decided that they will proceed with amending the Building Code of Australia to include requirements for private bushfire shelters.
The RIS recommended that on balance developing mandatory guidelines for voluntary construction was the best option as it involves testing and accreditation of suppliers of private bushfire shelters that would best [...]
Continue reading Private Bushfire Shelters – COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Building Codes Board
7 February 2011
A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for National Harmonisation of Work Health and Safety Regulations and Codes of Practice was released for public comment on 10 January 2011. The RIS assesses a package of national model work health and safety regulations and codes of conduct intended to replace existing state, territory and Commonwealth occupational health and [...]
Continue reading National Harmonisation of Work Health and Safety Regulations COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council
2 February 2011
On 13 December 2010, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority announced the registration of new aircraft maintenance regulations. The new regulations cover continuing airworthiness requirements (Part 42), approved maintenance organisations (Part 145), maintenance personnel licensing (Part 66) and maintenance training organisations (Part 147).
Under the changes to engineer licensing requirements, the number of licence categories will be [...]
Continue reading New Aircraft Maintenance Regulations – Civil Aviation Safety Authority
1 February 2011
On 27 January 2011, Australian Communication and Media Authority announced changes to geographic numbering rules. The changes aim to update the rules for recent changes in technology, most notably the consumer uptake of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.
The RIS has been approved by the OBPR.
Telecommunications Numbering Plan Variation RIS – RTF version [ 257 [...]
Continue reading Telecommunications Numbering Plan Variation 2011 (No. 1) Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Communications and Media Authority.