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

Contents

Volume 1: Overview

  • Preliminaries
    • Cover, Copyright, Opportunity for further comment, Terms of reference, Contents, Preface and Abbreviations and explanations
  • Overview - including key points
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 The Commission's assessment role in this study
    • 1.3 The approach
    • 1.4 Consultations
    • 1.5 Structure of this report
  • Chapter 2 Reform in context
    • 2.1 Broad achievements of past reforms
    • 2.2 The broad economic context of further reform
    • 2.3 Potential gains from reform
  • Chapter 3 Business regulation reforms
    • 3.1 The business regulation reforms in context
    • 3.2 Estimated direct impacts of the business regulation reforms
    • 3.3 Estimated economy-wide impacts of the business regulation reforms
    • 3.4 Opportunities for improvement
  • Chapter 4 VET reforms
    • 4.1 What has the Commission been asked to do
    • 4.2 Scope of the COAG VET reform agenda
    • 4.3 The Commissionís approach
    • 4.4 Assessment of reform impacts
    • 4.5 The Commissionís analysis of youth transitions
    • 4.6 Achieving effective VET reform
  • Appendix A Public consultation
  • Appendix B The MMRF model
  • References

Volume 2: Business Regulation

  • Preliminaries
    • Cover, Copyright, Opportunity for further comment, Terms of reference, Contents, Preface and Abbreviations and explanations
  • Chapter 1 Introduction and summary
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

Volume 3: VET

  • Preliminaries
    • Cover, Copyright, Opportunity for further comment, Terms of reference, Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments and Abbreviations and explanations
  • Overview - including key points
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Request to the Commission
    • 1.2 What has the Commission been asked to do?
    • 1.3 The Commission's approach to youth transitions
    • 1.4 The COAG reform agenda - VET and transitions
    • 1.5 Key policy initiatives to be assessed
    • 1.6 Related Commission publications
    • 1.7 Structure of the report
  • Chapter 2 Assessment framework
    • 2.1 The importance of equity and merit goods
    • 2.2 Possible distortions in the VET market
    • 2.3 Quantitative assessment of net social benefits
  • Chapter 3 Impacts of COAG reforms
    • 3.1 Characteristics of the Commission's analysis
    • 3.2 Market-oriented reforms in Victoria
    • 3.3 National Partnership Agreement on Productivity Places Program
    • 3.4 Market-oriented reforms in South Australia
    • 3.5 Foundation skills
    • 3.6 Potential reform effects
    • 3.7 Youth transitions
  • Chapter 4 Issues for further consideration
    • 4.1 Information available to students
    • 4.2 The quality of student outcomes
    • 4.3 Completion rates
    • 4.4 The importance of sequencing to successful policy initiatives
  • Appendix A Benchmarking results from this report
  • Appendix B The Education and Labour Market Outcomes model
  • Appendix C Sources for ELMO parameters
  • Appendix D Young learners
  • Appendix E Mature learners
  • Appendix F Foundation skills attainment
  • Appendix G Youth transitions
  • Appendix H Economy-wide modelling
  • References

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