NSWMC submission on the Regulatory Policy Framework

December 15, 2016

The NSW Minerals Council has made a submission to Independent Review of NSW Regulatory Policy Framework. The review seeks feedback on the application of the framework in NSW and opportunities to improve the way that regulation is made.


The NSWMC submission uses 5 case studies of recent regulatory reform processes to highlight the inconsistencies and lack of best practice regulatory policy making in NSW. Key themes that are developed through the case studies are:

  • A lack of consultation adherence to the Principles of Better Regulation when developing proposals for regulatory change

  • A lack of consultation in the development of regulation

  • Inadequate consultation on draft proposals, including very short periods to respond

  • The absence of any response to government to submissions on proposals.


The submission makes 34 recommendations which focus on both ensuring compliance with the existing statutory requirements and the NSW Guide to Better Regulation, as well as identifying opportunities to improve the processes.


The Independent Review is headed by The Hon Nick Greiner AC and is due to report to Government in the first half of 2017.


You can read the Independent Review of the NSW Regulatory Policy Framework here.

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