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Victorian Chamber priorities for tackling red tape

Submitted on Thursday, 8th November 2018

The Victorian Chamber recently made a submission to the Senate Red Tape Committee inquiry into policy and process to limit and reduce red tape

The Senate Red Tape Committee was established to examine the effects of red tape on the economy and community and identify opportunities for tackling red tape.

The Victorian Chamber receives regular feedback from members on regulation through our program of business events, our quarterly Survey of Business Trends and Prospects, our workplace advice line, policy taskforces and business consultation forums.

Our submission:

  • Identifies specific areas of red tape identified by members that are particularly burdensome
  • Comments on the effectiveness of the federal government’s efforts to reduce red tape
  • Comments on the strengths of Victoria’s regulation policy framework and areas for improvement
  • Identifies how different jurisdictions in Australia and internationally have attempted to reduce red tape
  • Highlights the importance of improving the administration of existing regulation and improving access to information.

Our members have identified planning, licenses and permits, administration of state taxes, environmental regulation, occupational health and safety regulation and food safety regulation as priorities for reform.

Reducing the regulatory burden on business is one of the priorities in the Victorian Chamber’s 2018 State Election priorities, Stronger Business, Stronger Victoria and the Victorian Chamber will continue to advocate for regulation reform and improvements to the administration of regulation through 2019.


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