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Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation

Commissioned study

In February 2006, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed that all governments would aim to adopt a common framework for benchmarking, measuring and reporting the regulatory burden on business.

To help implement that decision, the Commission was requested to examine the feasibility of developing quantitative and qualitative performance indicators and reporting framework options, as the first of a possible two stage study of performance benchmarking.

The feasibility study concluded with the release of the Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation report on 6 March 2007.

In April 2007, COAG considered the Commission's report and agreed to proceed to the second stage of the project.

The Commission has received terms of reference to benchmark regulatory burdens in the following areas: