Regulatory burden measurement framework guidance note
The Australian Government Guide to Regulatory Impact Analysis discusses the importance of avoiding imposing unnecessary regulatory burden on businesses, individuals and community organisations.
All new regulations or changes to existing regulations need to have the increase or decrease in regulatory costs imposed on businesses, community organisations and individuals quantified using the Regulatory Burden Measurement framework. Additionally, all Regulation Impact Statements (RISs) need to be accompanied by a regulatory costing.
This guidance note provides advice on how to calculate regulatory burden – or regulatory costs – using the Regulatory Burden Measurement framework. The framework is supported by the Regulatory Burden Measure, a cost calculator tool available from the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) website.