Red Tape Reduction Advisory Council
The Queensland Government recognises the importance of streamlining regulation to make it easier to do business. To do this, we established the Red Tape Reduction Advisory Council in August 2015, to provide advice to government on red, green and blue tape areas of most concern to small business, to create a strong, profitable and globally competitive business environment.
The Council has now completed a review to identify government compliance issues impacting on small businesses in the agriculture (fruit growing), manufacturing (light metals) and hospitality (cafes and restaurants) industries.
The Council Chair – the Honourable Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, has tabled in Parliament the Red Tape Reduction Advisory Council Report outlining the review findings and recommendations.
The Queensland Government’s response to the report including a whole-of-government action plan for how the response will be delivered, has also been released.
Better Regulation Taskforce
To better align work agendas and priorities, the Council has been amalgamated into the Queensland Small Business Advisory Council (QSBAC). The work of the Council will continue through the Better Regulation Taskforce, which is being established as a sub-committee under QSBAC.
Streamlining Compliance through Smart Forms
The Queensland Government is enabling the use of SmartForms by state and local government agencies and statutory authorities, making it easier and faster for businesses to comply with government regulations and requirements. SmartForms save business customers' time and effort through pre-fill from an ABN and other data sources, automatic validation of entered data, presentation of fields that are only relevant to the current application, and online secure payment.
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