Regulation and its Review 2003-04

Annual Report Series

Regulation and its Review 2003-04 was released on 16 November 2004 and meets the Commission's obligation to report annually on compliance by Australian Government departments and agencies with the Government's Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) requirements.

This edition provides RIS compliance information in aggregate and for individual Australian Government departments and agencies, as well as for individual Ministerial Councils and national standard-setting bodies. The assessed adequacy of RISs for all Bills, disallowable instruments and treaties tabled in Parliament during the year is noted for the first time.

This year‘s report also discusses the importance of effective consultation in generating high quality regulation and maintaining public confidence, and provides information on developments in regulatory policy in Australia and internationally. Its companion volumes are the Commission's Trade and Assistance Review 2002-03, released 22 December 2004, and the Annual Report 2003-04, released 16 February 2005.

The report forms part of the Commission's Annual Report Series.

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