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The report deals with the key drivers of business set-ups, transfers and closures. It considers innovative new business models and entrepreneurial activity.
It also examines a wide range of regulatory, institutional and financial factors that influence primarily set-ups, but ultimately can also impact on...
This paper outlines key issues for an inquiry into the barriers to setting up, transferring and closing a business, and invites submissions from the public.
In undertaking this inquiry, the Commission has been asked by the Australian Government to conduct a...
Assesses the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian retail trade industry, including costs relative to international competitors.
Key pointsThe Australian retail sector comprises more than 133 000 businesses contributing around 5 per cent of GDP and 9 per cent...
This paper introduces a study into the cost structures of the retail trade industry, and invites the public to make submissions.
Within the broader context of the relative costs of doing business in Australia, the Australian Government has asked the Productivity...
This report argues that regulators can do more to reduce the compliance and enforcement burdens they impose on small businesses.
Key points:Small businesses feel the burden of regulation more strongly than other businesses. Almost universally, their lack of staff, time and...
This draft report was released to assist participants in preparing a submission to the commissioned study into Regulator Engagement with Small Business.
Members of the public are invited to examine this draft and provide written comment. The deadline for all written responses is Wednesday...
Newly exporting small and medium-sized enterprises have not, to date, has sufficient focus from the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation's assistance with export finance and insurance, according to this report.
These key points were released with the Australia's Export Credit...
This review provides the opportunity to benchmark the performance of local government regulatory activities and how they impact on businesses.
There are 560 local government areas in Australia. They play an important role in delivering policies of all governments at the grass roots and...
While OHS regulation plays an important role in promoting safe work practices, excessive regulation can have adverse consequences for productivity and costs for consumers, according to the Commission.
This report identifies significant differences in regulation and in the actions of regulators across the jurisdictions....
This report identifies differences in requirements imposed on business by the food safety regulatory regimes at all levels of government in Australia and New Zealand.
The report identifies opportunities for all jurisdictions to improve food safety regulation and its enforcement in order to reduce...