Simplify Day 2017 Update

Posted
10 August 2017

The South Australian Government’s second Simplify Day was held on 10th August 2017.  Simplify Day is the annual day for cutting red tape and regulatory burden for SA businesses and individuals – making sure our State is an attractive place to run a business, to work and to live.

This year 41 Acts and 27 regulations will be amended in areas such as transport licensing and registration, fisheries and agriculture, second hand vehicle dealers and commercial property management.  In addition, 11 Acts of Parliament will be repealed bringing the total number of laws to be eliminated by Simplify Day to 22

Reforms in 2017 include expanding the options available for direct debiting vehicle registration, red tape reduction in the second-hand vehicle dealer industry, six monthly registration for caravans and light trailers, streamlining the application process for new lease areas for tuna farmers (saving applicants 2-3 months each year off the process) and adding online publishing flexibility for public notifications supporting our Digital by Default Declaration to name just a few. 

Commitment to future reforms include cutting red tape through a targeted approach to industry reform starting with a focus on reducing regulatory burden for small scale premium and artisan food and beverage producers, a joint State and Local Government Red Tape Taskforce to support small business, and a number of other specific reforms in the areas of planning, real estate and tourism.

We understand that the best way to simplify regulation is by listening to the priorities of our business and industry partners, and the experiences of our citizens interacting with government.  We will continue to explore and develop ideas to simplify laws and regulations, improve compliance and remove duplication.  Please send your ideas to us at simplifyday@sa.gov.au.

You can read more about our red tape reduction efforts and regulatory reform achievements in the Simplify Day Report (PDF 3.8 MB).