Government Response to the Productivity Commission Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens

The Federal Government has responded to the Productivity Commission report – Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business: Social and Economic Infrastructure Services .

The Productivity Commission's concerns covered a wide range of regulated schemes and activities relating to the social and economic infrastructure sector, including: aged care; child care; information media and telecommunications; electricity, gas, water and waste services; transport; education and training; and medical services.

Of the Productivity Commission's 42 recommendations, the Government has accepted 21 and accepted a further 5 in principle. Of the remaining responses 12 were noted, mainly reflecting the Government’s existing reform agenda, while four responses were not accepted.

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