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The Regulatory Reform Portfolio

Page updated 21 Apr 2017

The Minister for Regulatory Reform has prime responsibility for promoting and maintaining the Government’s regulatory management system. This is the key function of the regulatory reform portfolio.

The current Minister for Regulatory Reform is Hon Paul Goldsmith

The portfolio is also supported by a Parliamentary Under-Secretary, David Seymour MP.

Responsibilities delegated by the Minister to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary include:

  • Identifying superfluous and redundant legislation for repeal.
  • Oversight of the implementation of the Government response to the Productivity Commission’s report on regulatory institutions and practices.
  • Providing advice to the Minister on the capability and performance of regulators, and working with regulatory practice leaders on how to lift the performance of regulators.
  • Providing advice to the Minister on how to improve the quality of Regulatory Impact Statements.

Information related to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary’s responsibilities can be found below.

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