Regulation of Australian agriculture: issues paper

22 December 2015

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission (the Commission) to undertake an inquiry into the regulatory burden on farm businesses, with a focus on regulations that have a material impact on the competitiveness and productivity of Australian agriculture.

The Commission has released this issues paper to assist individuals and organisations to prepare submissions to the public inquiry. It contains and outlines:

  • the scope of the inquiry
  • the Commission’s procedures
  • matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information
  • how to make a submission.

Initial submissions are due by Friday 12 February 2016. Opportunity for further comment will be sought upon release of the draft report in May 2016.

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