Regulatory Information Releases
Page updated 26 Sep 2016
This page contains an overview of different past and present government regulatory initiatives. Each overview has a link to further information and Cabinet papers on the initiatives are below.
Reporting to the Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Minister for Regulatory Reform
Reporting from the Treasury and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to the Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Minister for Regulatory Reform on matters delegated to him by the Minister.
For more information see:
- New Zealand's regulatory management system
- Government Regulatory Practice Initiatve
- New Zealand Productivity Commission Report
The Government Response to the New Zealand Productivity Commission Report on Regulatory Institutions and Practices (2015)
In July 2013 the Government asked the New Zealand Productivity Commission to investigate how to make overall improvements in the design and operation of regulatory regimes in New Zealand. For more information and a link to the report and the Government’s response see: New Zealand Productivity Commission Report on Regulatory Institutions and Practices.
Best Practice Regulation Report (2015)
The Best Practice Regulation Report gathers together Departmental assessments of New Zealand regulatory regimes against a set of best practice regulation principles allowing the identification of areas where further work may be warranted.
For more information see: Best Practice Regulation.
Regulatory Stewardship Expectations (2013)
The Government introduced regulatory stewardship expectations for departments in 2013. The government expects departments to take a proactive, lifecycle approach to the monitoring and care of their regulatory regimes. For more information and Cabinet paper releases: Regulatory Stewardship Expectations.
Regulatory Standards Bill (2011)
A revised Regulatory Standards Bill, in accordance with the 2011 National-Act Confidence and Supply Agreement, is currently sitting at the Select Committee stage of Parliament. The Bill was originally named the Regulatory Responsibility Bill but has undergone a name and content change following recommendations from the Regulatory Responsibility Taskforce in 2009. The intention of the bill is to provide a benchmark for good regulation and improve transparency. For more information see: Regulatory Standards Bill and The Report of the Regulatory Responsibility Taskforce.
Government Statement on Regulation: Better Regulation, Less Regulation (2009)
The Government Statement: Better Regulation, Less Regulation was issued on 17 August 2009. The statement outlined the Government’s intention to only introduce new regulation when it is required, reasonable, and robust. The statement also announced it would review and remove unnecessary, ineffective and costly regulation. For more information: Government Statement on Regulation Information Release.
The Report of the Regulatory Responsibility Taskforce (2009)
For more information see: Report of the Regulatory Responsibility Taskforce.