This consultation was run by the then Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education as part of the Small Business portfolio policy functions which have since been transferred to the Treasury.
This consultation paper (paper) has been released by the government to seek stakeholder input on possible amendments to the Code in response to the review.
The paper is intended to be read in conjunction with the review report. The structure of the paper is similar to that of the report and is divided into the same eight, broad topic headings, with the review’s 18 recommendations grouped under their relevant part. The discussion of each recommendation includes a short introduction; options (the number of options vary according to the complexity of the recommendation); and discussion questions.
This paper continues the consultation process undertaken by Mr Wein and will further inform the government’s response to the recommendations made in the report. As such, the government is seeking additional information to that already provided, particularly in relation to the options and questions outlined in this paper. The questions and options are aimed at clarifying the business compliance activities and implementation costs associated with the recommendations and the other options identified in this paper. This paper does not reflect a settled position on the issues by the government.