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Response to the ANAO Performance Audit - Implementing the Deregulation Program: Cutting Red Tape

The Business Council is strongly supportive of the government’s work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of regulation, including the deregulation program.

A critical enabler of efficient regulatory outcomes is a proper process that carefully considers the impact of new regulatory proposals, and continually assesses the effectiveness of regulation that is already on the books.

This submission focuses on the whole-of-government processes underpinning deregulation and regulation impact assessment. We suggest these processes have greatly improved regulatory outcomes but need to be strengthened, to avoid eroding the benefits of deregulation.