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                 REDUCTION) BILL 2011



1.     Short title

2.     Commencement

3.     Definitions

4.     Red Tape Reduction - "One on, two off"

5.     Repeal of Business Regulations

6.     Report on Red Tape

7.     Binding the Crown

8.     Regulations

9.     Administration of Act



SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS AND JOBS (REDUCING RED TAPE) BILL 2011 (Brought in by Adam Richard Brooks MP) A BILL FOR An Act to provide for the reduction of State Government red tape. Be it enacted by His Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly, in Parliament assembled, as follows: 1. Short title This Act may be cited as the Red Tape Reduction Act 2011. 2. Commencement This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent. 3. Definitions In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears - "business regulation" means any State Government regulation, rule or by-law that a business in Tasmania must comply with. 4. Red Tape reduction - `one on, two off' 2



For each new business regulation that is proposed by a Minister, the Minister must identify two business regulations that will be repealed. 5. Repeal of business regulations Once the Governor has made the new business regulation, the Minister has 45 days to arrange for the Governor to repeal the business regulations identified for repeal. 6. Report on Red Tape The Treasurer shall in respect of each financial year prepare a Report on Red Tape. The Report on Red Tape must include: (a) The total number of business regulations at the beginning of the financial year; (b) The total number of business regulations at the end of the financial year; (c) A list of all new business regulations made during the financial year; and (d) A list of all the business regulations repealed during the financial year. 7. Tabling of the Report on Red Tape The Treasurer shall on or before 31 October in each year cause to be laid before both Houses of Parliament copies of the Report on Red Tape prepared under Section 6. 8. Binding the Crown (a) This Act binds the Crown in right of Tasmania and, in so far as the legislative power of Parliament permits, the Crown in all its other capacities. 3



(b) Nothing in this Act renders the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence. 9. Regulations (a) The Governor may make regulations for the purposes of this Act. (b) The regulations may be made so as to apply differently according to matters, limitations or restrictions, whether as to time, circumstance or otherwise, specified in the regulations. 7. Administration of Act Until provision is made in relation to this Act by order under section 4 of the Administrative Arrangements Act 1990 - (a) the administration of this Act is assigned to the Treasurer; and (b) the department responsible to that Minister in relation to the administration of this Act is the Department of Treasury and Finance. 4


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