Australian Government RIS Preliminary Assessment Form: Is a RIS required?

RegulationBest Practice Regulation Compliance Reporting
Monday, 30 March 2020
Publication author(s):
Office of Best Practice Regulation
Publication abstract:

The Government has introduced The Australian Government Guide to Regulatory Impact Analysis, which outlines the process for developing a regulatory proposal, including a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).

All Cabinet submissions require a RIS. RISs are also required for all decisions made by the Australian Government and its agencies that are likely to have a regulatory impact on businesses, community organisations or individuals, unless the proposed change is a minor or machinery change.

It is your responsibility to contact the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) for advice on whether a RIS is required for your proposal. OBPR conducts a Preliminary Assessment to determine whether one is needed, based on the information that you provide in the form discussed in this guidance note.

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