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Standards for rule making

5 Nov 2012
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Thirty standards for how the regulatory system should operate to produce outcomes that are in the public interest.
At last count Australia had well over half a million pages of rules and 24,000 licence requirements across the country for a range of activities. The business community accepts that rules have a legitimate place in our society, but we are concerned about the rigour of our rule-making processes.
Even when it comes to the most difficult and controversial problems facing our society, all too often we instinctively jump straight to rule making rather than getting consensus on the problem first and then finding the right way to solve it.

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