4 June 2013
In February 2008, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) Director published a notice in the Chemical Gazette proposing variations to the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) for 15 lead compounds to restrict their use in industrial surface coatings and inks. The changes were introduced in a phased manner from 1 April [...]
Continue reading Restrictions on the Use of Lead Compounds in Industrial Surface Coatings and Inks – Post–implementation Review – Department of Health and Ageing
20 May 2013
On 29 April 2010, the then Prime Minister announced a one-off increase of 25 per cent to the excise and excise‑equivalent customs duty applying to tobacco products. The increase was intended to progress recommendations of the National Preventative Health Strategy Report and the Australia’s Future Tax System Review in reducing the affordability of tobacco products.
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12 April 2013
On 28 July 2009 the Minister for Finance and Deregulation announced reforms to the Australian Government Procurement Statement which included the requirement for all Government contractors in the textile, clothing and footwear industry to be accredited or be seeking accreditation with the Homeworker’s Code of Practice.
A Regulation Impact Statement was not prepared for the joint [...]
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3 August 2012
Commencing in 2008, the Government made substantial changes to workplace relations laws. These changes were implemented in the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Act 2008 and the Fair Work Act 2009.
Regulation Impact Statements (RIS) were required for the decisions to introduce the Fair Work Bill 2008 and the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition [...]
Continue reading Review of the Fair Work legislation – Post-implementation Review – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
15 June 2012
The Australian Government announced in the 2008-09 Budget that it would increase income tax thresholds for the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS). The changes were subsequently introduced in the Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Act (No. 2) 2008. A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was required for the decision to introduce the increased MLS income [...]
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18 May 2012
From late 2007, there was an increase in the number of incidents involving laser pointers being directed at aircraft and endangering the safety of the crew and passengers. On 1 July 2008, hand held laser pointers with an accessible emission level above 1 milliwatt were added to the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations) 1956 (the PI [...]
Continue reading Restrictions on the importation of hand held laser pointers – Post–implementation Review – Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
15 March 2012
When a proposal proceeds to the decision maker without an adequate regulation impact statement, the resulting regulation must be subject to a post-implementation review (unless the impacts were considered minor or the change was machinery in nature). This guidance note clarifies the approach the Office of Best Practice Regulation will take when assessing the adequacy [...]
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12 December 2011
On 23 November 2011, the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs introduced a bill into Parliament tackling priority issues in the Northern Territory, including alcohol related measures.
A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) and a Post-implementation Review (PIR) were prepared for this bill and were assessed as adequate. The combined RIS and PIR is [...]
Continue reading Non-compliance with best practice regulation requirements – Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory – Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
1 November 2011
On 11 September 2011 the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer announced that a new cap for the Financial Claims Scheme for authorised deposit-taking institutions (FCS for ADIs) of $250,000 per person per ADI would be introduced from 1 February 2012, with transitional arrangements for pre-existing term deposits.
Other announced changes include:
removing coverage of foreign branches of Australian-incorporated [...]
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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