Deregulation, policy changes and good housekeeping

The Commonwealth Government has introduced a series of bills into the House of Representatives which together with other previous announcements are designed to reduce “red tape”.

The Prime Minister’s speech sets out the scope of the changes.

The Bills include:

Apart from repealing out of date legislation and correcting typos, there are some changes to legal terminology:

  • “email” replaces “e-mail” and “electronic mail”;
  • “fax” replaces “facsimile transmission”; and
  • “trade mark” replaces “trademark”.

Other areas of future possible changes include gender reporting and the number of shareholders required to requisition a company special general meeting.

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