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Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business: Social and Economic Infrastructure Services

27 July 2011

The road transport industry believes the Productivity Commission review should provide independent guidance to Government about the importance of intervention to reduce the regulatory burden for road transport operators if Australia is to remain internationally competitive and Australians are to continue to enjoy similar living standards to now. The road transport industry is currently burdened by a complex overlapping inconsistent multi-layered maze of regulations, and quasi-regulations. These problems were featured in the Prime Minister’s 2020 summit. Seventeen years of attempts to achieve regulatory reform through a cooperative federalism model has demonstrably failed.