Briefing to incoming minister

Briefing for the Incoming Minister for Regulatory Reform [2014]

This briefing is part of the suite of briefings prepared for incoming Ministers by the Treasury following the general election of 20 September 2014.

See also 2014 Treasury Briefings to Incoming Ministers and other agencies' briefings on the Beehive website.

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Formats and related files

Table of contents

  • Treasury Report: Briefing for the Incoming Minister for Regulatory Reform
    • Cover Sheet

    • Purpose of Report

    • Recommendation Action

  • The Regulatory Management System
    • The Regulatory Management System

    • Your roles in the regulatory management system

    • Good regulation is both important and challenging

    • The evolving nature of the regulatory management system

    • The Expectations of Regulatory Stewardship - The foundation of the government's regulatory management system

    • The tools and requirements of the regulatory management system aim to assist

      agencies in carrying out their stewardship role

    • "Clear room for improvement" The Productivity Commission's view on the current state of the regulatory system

    • The Productivity Commission's recommendations and next steps

    • Key opportunities to lift regulatory performance

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