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COAG's Regulatory and Competition Reform Agenda: A high level assessment of the gains

Commission research paper

This paper was released on 3 August 2012. The Productivity Commission was requested to conduct a 'preliminary high-level review' of sixteen areas of reform identified by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) at its April 2012 meeting.

The Commission's paper was provided on 29 June 2012 to the cross jurisdictional Taskforce established to advise COAG on the development of a National Productivity Compact between governments and business associations.

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  • Preliminaries
    • Cover, Copyright, Letter of transmittal, Foreword and Contents
  • Introduction and summary
  • Chapter 1 Environmental regulation
  • Chapter 2 Streamlining the process of approvals for major projects
  • Chapter 3 Carbon reduction and energy efficiency schemes
  • Chapter 4 Energy reforms to reduce costs
  • Chapter 5 Improving assessment processes for 'low risk, low impact' developments
  • Chapter 6 Best practice approaches to regulation
  • Chapter 7 Government reporting obligations
  • Chapter 8 Future proofing regulatory reform
  • Chapter 9 Harmonisation of conduct requirements
  • Chapter 10 Further reforms to occupational licensing
  • Chapter 11 Harmonisation of explosives legislation
  • Chapter 12 National Construction Code
  • Chapter 13 Land transport reform
  • Chapter 14 Government services reform options
  • Chapter 15 Urban water
  • Chapter 16 Reforming business and State taxes
  • Appendix A Directions letter
  • References

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