Have your say: Future COAG Regulatory Reform Agenda Stakeholder Consultation Paper

| September 27, 2011

COAG’s Business Regulation and Competition Working Group is inviting businesses to comment on future reform priorities that address barriers to the effective functioning of national markets and ways to improve Australia’s productivity and competitiveness.

Closing date for submissions:  Friday 21 October 2011.

COAG’s Business Regulation and Competition Working Group (BRCWG) developed a stakeholder consultation paper Future Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Regulatory Reform Agenda – Stakeholder Consultation Paper on future regulatory reform themes, and options under these themes, drawing on initial ideas identified by the BRCWG including through consultation with key industry and community groups in March 2011.

Global Access Partners, the parent company of First 5000, participated in the preliminary consultation through its Open Forum website.

COAG is new seeking input from business, the not-for-profit sector and the wider community on future reform priorities that address barriers to the effective functioning of national markets and improve Australia’s productivity and competitiveness.

The BRCWG is seeking feedback and comments on the reform themes and options outlined in this paper.  Feedback and comments received will help to inform the BRCWG’s advice to COAG on the way forward.

Further information is available from the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

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Helen Hull

Helen Hull is the editor of First 5000, the leading network for mid-sized businesses in Australia.