OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2018

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Laws and regulations govern the everyday life of businesses and citizens, and are important tools of public policy. Regulating has never been easy, but the overwhelming pace of technological change and unprecedented interconnectedness of economies has made it a daunting task. The 2018 Regulatory Policy Outlook, the second in the series, maps country efforts to improve regulatory quality in line with the 2012 OECD Recommendation on Regulatory Policy and Governance, and shares good regulatory practices. It provides unique insights into the organisation and institutional settings in countries for designing, enforcing and revising regulations. It also highlights areas of the regulatory cycle that receive too little attention from policy makers. Finally, it identifies areas where countries can invest to improve the quality of laws and regulations and presents innovative approaches to better regulation.

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Australia recently released its Annual Regulatory Reform Report: 1 January 2016 –30 June 2017 which detailed a reduction in net compliance costs of AUD 1.1 billion per year, contributing to a total reduction of AUD 5.9 billion since the introduction of the Deregulation Agenda in 2013. Australia also adopted a Regulator Performance Framework in 2014 under which Federal regulators and departments assess their performance against six key performance indicators. These relate to: reducing regulatory burdens; communication with regulated entities; regulators’ actions are proportionate and risk‑based; compliance and monitoring procedures are streamlined; regulators are transparent in their actions; and regulators undertake continuous improvement.

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