Better Regulation

The Seven Principles of Better Regulation

The principles should be applied when designing and developing regulatory proposals. This ensures that each proposal is required, reasonable and responsive to the economic, social, and environmental needs of business and the community.

Principle One 1

The need for government action should be established

Principle Two 2

The objective of government action should be clear

Principle Three 3

The impact of government action should be properly understood by considering the costs and benefits of a range of options, including non-regulatory options

Principle Four 4

Government action should be effective and proportional

Principle Five 5

Consultation with business and the community should inform regulatory development

Principle Six 6

The simplification, repeal, reform or consolidation of existing regulation should be considered

Principle Seven 7

Regulation should be periodically reviewed, and if necessary reformed to ensure its continued efficiency and effectiveness

The Seven Principles of Better Regulation

The principles should be applied when designing and developing regulatory proposals. This ensures that each proposal is required, reasonable and responsive to the economic, social, and environmental needs of business and the community.

Principle One 1

The need for government action should be established

Principle Two 2

The objective of government action should be clear

Principle Three 3

The impact of government action should be properly understood by considering the costs and benefits of a range of options, including non-regulatory options

Principle Four 4

Government action should be effective and proportional

Principle Five 5

Consultation with business and the community should inform regulatory development

Principle Six 6

The simplification, repeal, reform or consolidation of existing regulation should be considered

Principle Seven 7

Regulation should be periodically reviewed, and if necessary reformed to ensure its continued efficiency and effectiveness