Impacts of COAG Reforms: Business Regulation and VET

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This research report for the study on the impacts of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reforms: Business Regulation and Vocational Education and Training (VET) was released on 15 May 2012.

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Volume 1: Overview

Volume 2: Business Regulation

Volume 3: VET

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Volume 1: Overview by chapters

Volume 2: Business Regulation by chapters

  • Preliminaries (PDF - 549 Kb)
    • Cover, Copyright, Opportunity for further comment, Terms of reference, Contents, Preface and Abbreviations and explanations
  • Chapter 1 Introduction and summary (PDF - 580 Kb)
    • 1.1 The Seamless National Economy reforms
    • 1.2 A broad snapshot of those affected by the reforms
    • 1.3 The economic environment in which reforms will be evaluated
    • 1.4 Structure of this volume
  • Chapter 2 Consumer law and product safety (PDF - 489 Kb)
    • 2.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 2.2 Who will be affected by the reforms?
    • 2.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reforms
    • 2.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 2.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 2.6 Summary of effects
    • Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 3 Consumer credit (PDF - 498 Kb)
    • 3.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 3.2 Who will be affected by the reforms?
    • 3.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reforms
    • 3.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 3.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 3.6 Summary of effects
    • 3.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 4 Personal property securities (PDF - 456 Kb)
    • 4.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 4.2 Who will be affected by the reforms?
    • 4.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reforms
    • 4.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 4.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 4.6 Summary of effects
    • 4.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 5 Trustee corporations (PDF - 428 Kb)
    • 5.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 5.2 Who will be affected by the reforms?
    • 5.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reforms
    • 5.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 5.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 5.6 Summary of effects
    • 5.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 6 Standard business reporting (PDF - 513 Kb)
    • 6.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 6.2 Who and what are affected by the reform?
    • 6.3 What are the direct benefits of the reform?
    • 6.4 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 6.4 Summary of effects
    • 6.5 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 7 Payroll tax (PDF - 500 Kb)
    • 7.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 7.2 Who will be affected by the reform?
    • 7.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reform
    • 7.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 7.5 Indicative costs and revenue implications of achieving reform
    • 7.6 Summary of effects
    • 7.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 8 Occupational health and safety (PDF - 582 Kb)
    • 8.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 8.2 Who will be affected by the reforms?
    • 8.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reforms
    • 8.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 8.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 8.6 Summary of effects
    • 8.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 9 Rail Safety (PDF - 526 Kb)
    • 9.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 9.2 Who will be affected by the reform?
    • 9.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reforms
    • 9.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 9.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 9.6 Summary of effects
    • 9.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 10 Health workforce (PDF - 544 Kb)
    • 10.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 10.2 Who will be affected by the reform?
    • 10.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reform
    • 10.4 What are the direct impacts of the reform?
    • 10.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 10.6 Summary of effects
    • 10.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 11 Trade measurement (PDF - 427 Kb)
    • 11.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 11.2 Who or what will be affected by the reform?
    • 11.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reform
    • 11.4 Summary of effects
    • 11.5 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 12 Food regulation (PDF - 490 Kb)
    • 12.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 12.2 Who will be affected by the reforms?
    • 12.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reforms
    • 12.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 12.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 12.6 Summary of effects
    • 12.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 13 Wine labelling (PDF - 604 Kb)
    • 13.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 13.2 Who will be affected by the reform?
    • 13.3 Analysis of the impacts of the reform
    • 13.4 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 13.5 Summary of effects
    • 13.6 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 14 Development Assessment (PDF - 513 Kb)
    • 14.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 14.2 Who will be affected by the reforms?
    • 14.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reforms
    • 14.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 14.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 14.6 Summary of effects
    • 14.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 15 National Construction Code (PDF - 475 Kb)
    • 15.1 Reform objectives and changes
    • 15.2 Who will be affected by the reforms?
    • 15.3 Understanding the direct impacts of the reforms
    • 15.4 What are the direct impacts of the reforms?
    • 15.5 Indicative costs of achieving reform
    • 15.6 Summary of effects
    • 15.7 Opportunities for improvement
  • References (PDF - 428 Kb)

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