The Australian Government has committed to cutting red tape by at least $1 billion per year by streamlining legislation and regulations to drive productivity and efficiency gains within the economy.
Regulation may be defined as 'any rule endorsed by government where there is an expectation of compliance' according to the Government’s Regulation Reform website where more information can be found.
NMI is currently reviewing its own regulations to identify where red tape can be cut without compromising on the objectives of the national trade measurement system. This includes formal rules such as the National Measurement Act 1960 (Cth) and the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 (Cth), less formal rules such as NMI's pattern approval requirements and informal rules such as application forms.
As part of the review process, NMI conducted a public consultation inviting stakeholders to make submissions, including comments and suggestions concerning the National Measurement Regulations and National Trade Measurement Regulations and how they impacted the stakeholder or their business.
The public consultation closed on 5 October with the following submissions received: