Simplify Day 2017 Update

Posted
22 June 2017

The Simpler Regulation Unit has received over 200 responses that have been assessed and, where supported, amendments to legislation are being prepared for inclusion in this year’s Simplify Day bill.  Ideas are also being considered and prioritised for potential changes to regulations, inform changes to policy or business practices, or as commitments to future reform.  A process is also being undertaken to identify obsolete and unnecessary Acts.  A number of pieces of legislation have been identified for repeal this year.

Representatives from the Simpler Regulation Unit, in collaboration with the Department of State Development, have been meeting with industry and professional associations and small business groups as part of our ongoing engagement strategy to hear how Government can simplify regulatory burden in South Australia.  This has coincided with the Department of State Development’s work in developing the Small Business Statement and industry action plans.  “Keeping business costs competitive and reducing red tape” is a key action in the Government's objective to “make South Australia the best place to do business”.

In addition to meeting with industry and business, constructive business roundtable forums have been held in Gawler, Salisbury and Plympton Park involving local Members of Parliament and over 35 small and medium businesses.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank the range of industry and business representatives that have shared their time and contributed their ideas during these discussions.