Have your say on red tape reduction

7 Apr 2014 10:47 AMMichael Hart


Have your say on red tape reduction

Queenslanders are being asked to give their feedback on how the Queensland Government can extend its march on reducing red tape to make it easier to do business.

Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP has encouraged businesses and residents on the Gold Coast to have their say and make suggestions on red tape cutting opportunities.

“The latest report card on red tape reduction shows the Government is on track to deliver on its commitment to reduce red tape by 20 per cent over six years,” Mr Hart said.

“We have already started work on more than 500 reforms, 350 of which have already been implemented and have successfully removed over 9000 regulatory requirements imposed on business by the former Labor Government.


“While considerable progress has been made in the fight against red tape, much more needs to be done, that’s why Queenslanders are being urged to share their experiences and ideas for reducing red tape.

“In the last two years we’ve seen many reforms that have already achieved measurable results: scrapping the waste levy, simpler application and assessment processes for developers, and time and cost-saving improvements for tourism operators,” he said.

“Changes made in the community services sector means organisations providing front-line services now spend less time on paperwork and more time on caring for vulnerable Queenslanders.

“These are just a few examples out of hundreds.

“To give businesses and communities more time and money for boosting productivity and creating jobs, we have to stay on the case with slashing red tape,” Mr Hart said.

The Government’s red tape report card to mark its two-year anniversary is available now on the Treasury website www.treasury.qld.gov.au/redtape.

Burleigh businesses, community groups and residents can also share feedback by contacting the Office of Best Practice Regulation on (07) 3222 0555 or obpr.publiccomments@qca.org.au..


[ENDS] 7 April 2014

Contact: Burleigh Electorate Office – 5526 6024


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