Annual Regulatory Plan

The Annual Regulatory plan provides business, other stakeholders and the public with access to information about changes to Australian Government business regulation. The main objective of the plan is to provide stakeholders with an early indication of potential regulatory changes.

Australian Government agencies with responsibility for business regulation are required to publish a regulatory plan each financial year. The regulatory plan deals with changes within the agency's area of responsibility and contains information about:

  • changes to business regulation which have occurred since the beginning of the previous financial year
  • activities planned in the current financial year which could lead to changes to business regulation.

Regulatory plans provide business, other stakeholders and the public with access to information about changes to Australian Government business regulation. The main objective of the plan is to provide stakeholders with an early indication of potential regulatory changes.

A regulatory plan covers business regulation, including:

  • primary legislation
  • subordinate legislation
  • quasi-regulation or treaties which directly affect business, have a significant indirect effect on business, or restrict competition.
Content Updated: 10 August 2012