• #ShredTheRed

    Government releases Regulatory Reform Policy

    The former Government has released the Regulatory Reform Policy Statement to promote a whole-of-government approach to drive innovation, and reduce barriers to entrepreneurial activity, productivity, investment and employment. A central element of the policy and Plan for Reinvigorating Regulatory Reform is to reduce red tape. By reducing red tape, the Government will reduce:

    • unnecessary delays and avoidable costs.
    • duplication of regulatory or compliance requirements across different Government agencies.
    • excessive compliance burden, especially for low risk applications and approvals.

    The Plan for Reinvigorating Regulatory Reform will also focus on:

    • progressively deregulating areas where regulatory intervention has become unnecessary, or where starting and investing in a business is overly restricted.
    • refining Western Australia's Regulatory Impact Assessment program to drive better regulatory outcomes and minimise red tape from new regulation.
    • consolidating and communicating whole–of–government successes through Repeal Week.

    The former Minister for Finance led the Government’s whole-of-government reform efforts, and Economic Reform in the Department of Finance has worked with other agencies to deliver the plan.

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    Read the Regulatory Reform Policy and find out more about the Plan.

    Affected by red tape? If you would like to make a red tape complaint or recommendation, please submit a comment here.

    Media Statement: #ShredTheRed to grow WA businesses and jobs