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Regulation and its Review 1996-97

Annual report series

This annual report was released on 15 October 1997.

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Contents

Preliminaries
Cover, Copyright, Preface, Contents, Abbreviations, Overview

1   Progress in Review and Reform of Existing Legislation
1.1   Origins of the review program
1.2   Terms of reference
1.3   Progress of reviews under way at the start of 1996-97
1.4   Reviews initiated in 1996-97
1.5   Initiation of national reviews
1.6   Other reviews
1.7   Concluding comments

2   Enhanced Commonwealth Processes for Developing New and Amended Regulations
2.1   Policy review of impact of regulation on business
2.2   Reducing the regulatory compliance burden on small business
2.3   Improving the regulatory environment
2.4   Decisions on improving regulatory reform processes
2.5   The role of the ORR
2.6   Concluding comments

3   Compliance with Regulation Impact Statement Requirements in 1996-97
3.1   Introduction
3.2   Bills introduced during 1996-97
3.3   1996-97 compliance report for Bills
3.4   Conclusion

4   Impact of COAG's Principlesd and Guidelines for Regulation Making
4.1   RIS requirements and compliance monitoring
4.2   Adherence to RIS requirements

5   Improving Subordinate Legislation
5.1   The operation of the Legislative Instruments Bill 1996
5.2   Size, scope and nature of legislative instruments which affect business
5.3   Consequences of the Bill for the level and quality of regulation

APPENDICES

A   Commonwealth legislation review schedule- Status of reviews as at 30 June 1997

B   Outcomes of reviews under way at June 1996

C   Regulatory reform developments in the states and territories during 1996-97

D   A Guide to Regulation - An Overview

E   Activities of the Office of Regulation Review in 1996-97

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