27 July 2012
On 5 July 2012, a COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was released on the proposed Electronic Conveyancing National Law that will facilitate the implementation of National Electronic Conveyancing.
The Consultation RIS considers various options for the introduction of national laws to facilitate National Electronic Conveyancing. Currently, the majority of jurisdictions require that transactions with land [...]
Continue reading Electronic Conveyancing National Law – COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Registrars’ National Electronic Conveyancing Council
25 July 2012
On 25 May 2012, the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice Jason Clare announced a package of measures to combat organised crime and strengthen security on the waterfront. The measures will impose new obligations on applicants for and holders of Maritime Security Identification Cards or Aviation Security Identification Cards, on stevedores, and on [...]
Continue reading Non-compliance with best practice regulation requirements – Organised Crime on the Waterfront – Attorney-General’s Department
19 July 2012
The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) has the role of promoting effective and efficient regulation by the Australian Government and the Council of Australian Governments. The OBPR has commenced the use of Twitter as a new communication tool to aid it in performing this role.
The OBPR is required as part of its charter to [...]
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18 July 2012
On 11 July 2012, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) agreed to register a new Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code. This code was developed by the telecommunications industry and endorsed by ACMA.
The existing Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code was developed in 2007 and no longer provides adequate consumer safeguards. This has contributed to a large increase [...]
Continue reading Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code – Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Communications and Media Authority
18 July 2012
On 8 June 2012, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). The Consultation RIS examines a proposal to address the risk of floods to new residential buildings by amending the National Construction Code.
Currently there are no specific provisions for new residential buildings in flood [...]
Continue reading Addressing the risk of floods to new residential buildings – COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Building Codes Board
17 July 2012
On 15 July 2012, the COAG National Licensing Taskforce released a COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). The Consultation RIS examines the impact of replacing the current diverse state and territory licensing of the electrical occupational area with a proposed national licensing approach. It also examines an automatic mutual recognition option.
The Consultation RIS seeks feedback [...]
Continue reading National Licensing for Electrical Occupations – COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – COAG National Licensing Taskforce
17 July 2012
On 23 June 2012, the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation announced details of new registration requirements for auditors of Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF). From 1 July 2013 auditors must be registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to audit SMSFs. To register, an SMSF Auditor must meet a number of requirements, including [...]
Continue reading Self Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor Registration – Regulation Impact Statement –Treasury
16 July 2012
On 2 July 2012, a COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on the options for regulation of paramedics was released by most jurisdictions. The Consultation RIS examines a number of options for changing the regulation of paramedics including adding paramedics as a profession in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
The Consultation RIS identifies the problems associated [...]
Continue reading Options for Regulation of Paramedics – COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council
11 July 2012
On 1 July 2012, the Government released generic information on the impact of the carbon price on household electricity bills. The information will be contained in an insert that is given to electricity retailers to be enclosed in billing envelopes sent to households between 1 July 2012 and 31 December 2012. Regulatory options to disseminate information were also considered [...]
Continue reading Communicating the impact of Carbon Pricing – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
10 July 2012
On 29 June 2012, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing announced that hip, knee and shoulder implants will be reclassified as high risk medical devices from 1 July 2012. The reclassification is in response to recommendations of the Health Technology in Australia Review and following concerns over the quality of recent implants that have [...]
Continue reading Reclassification of Hip, Knee and Shoulder Joint Implants – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Health and Ageing