28 October 2011
On 14 October 2011, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry jointly announced that the Extended Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna made a decision to adopt a formal rebuilding strategy as a step towards recovering the stock of southern bluefin tuna back to [...]
Continue reading Australia’s negotiating framework for the eighteenth meeting of the Commission of Southern Bluefin Tuna – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
24 October 2011
On 22 September 2011, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations and the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced the Government’s response to the Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program 2011 conducted by the Hon Michael Knight AO: the “Knight Review”.
The response includes measures to streamline visa processing arrangements for international [...]
Continue reading Response to the Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program 2011 – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Immigration and Citizenship
21 October 2011
On 21 October 2011, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry announced the future of regulation in Australia’s livestock export industry as part of the Government’s response to the Independent Review of Australia’s Livestock Export Trade (The Farmer Review).
Reforms will be implemented to supply chains on both a domestic and international level to ensure Australian livestock [...]
Continue reading Livestock Exports: Regulatory Framework for Animal Welfare Assurance – Regulation Impact Statement and Post-implementation Review – Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
20 October 2011
The Minister announced on 9 September 2011 changes to shipping policy to provide a viable and sustainable Australian shipping sector that can build its role into the future by supporting investment in the industry; facilitating service provision at reasonable costs; enabling its expansion into international trades; and securing a strong and broad maritime skills base. [...]
Continue reading Stronger Shipping for a Stronger Economy – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Transport
17 October 2011
On 21 September 2011, the Assistant Treasurer announced further details of the Government’s Stronger Super reforms. These involved: creating MySuper; the administration of superannuation accounts through SuperStream; standards for Self Managed Super Fund auditors and revised governance arrangements.
A Regulation Impact Statement was prepared by the Treasury and was assessed as adequate by the Office of Best [...]
Continue reading Stronger Super reforms – Regulation Impact Statement and Prime Minister’s exemption – Treasury
17 October 2011
A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for Model Work Health and Safety Regulations and Codes of Practice for Mines was released for public comment on 10 October 2011.
Currently, mining work health and safety is regulated primarily under jurisdictions’ work health and safety legislation in the Commonwealth, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital [...]
Continue reading Model Work Health and Safety Regulations and Codes of Practice for Mines – COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council
11 October 2011
On 21 June 2011, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) revoked Prudential Standard APS 150 – Capital Adequacy: Basel II Transition (Advanced ADIs) (APS 150). APS 150 set out transitional arrangements for the adoption of the Basel II capital requirements for Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) and prevented ADIs from decreasing their regulatory capital below a [...]
Continue reading Revocation of APS and ARS 150 Capital Adequacy: Basel II Transition (Advanced ADIs) requirements – Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
5 October 2011
It is important to consider the potential impact of regulatory proposals on trade – any proposal that affects the scope for exporters to compete internationally, or for imports to improve competition in Australia, may have a large effect on the Australian economy. Reflecting this, the Best Practice Regulation Handbook contains a requirement for Regulation Impact [...]
Continue reading Trade Impact Assessment – Best practice regulation guidance note for policy officers