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Regulatory plans give business operators, business representatives and the public access to information about changes to Australian Government business regulation.

We publish a regulatory plan online each financial year.

Our regulatory plan contains information in two sections:

We last reviewed our plan on 29 June 2012.

Information covered by a regulatory plan

A regulatory plan covers business regulation and includes:

  • primary legislation
  • subordinate legislation
  • quasi-regulation
  • treaties that directly affect business, have a significant indirect effect on business, or restrict competition.

Quasi-regulation refers to rules or arrangements where governments influence businesses to comply, but which do not form part of explicit government regulation.

A regulatory plan does not include information about:

  • regulations of a minor or machinery nature that do not substantially alter existing arrangements
  • regulations that involve consideration of specific government purchases
  • regulations of a state or self-governing territory that apply in a non-self-governing territory
  • anticipated activity that has not been made public.

As regulatory plans are prepared at the start of each financial year, there may be regulatory activities undertaken the next financial year that were not foreseen.

Users should not take a regulatory plan to be a comprehensive source of information on past or potential changes to business regulation.

Date Published: Friday, 29 June 2012