2014 Spring Repeal Day

Calendar showing March 26

The Australian Government has a plan to cut $1 billion in red tape every year. As part of that plan, there will be two parliamentary repeal days every year to cut unnecessary and costly legislation and regulation. The 2014 Spring Repeal Day was in the House of Representatives on Wednesday 29 October.

On Wednesday 22 October, following a statement by the Prime Minister, the Government introduced legislation and tabled an instrument to repeal nearly 1,000 pieces and more than 7,200 pages of legislation and regulation. This is in addition to the 2014 Autumn Repeal Day, which repealed over 10,000 pieces and 50,000 pages of legislation and regulation. This brings the total net deregulatory savings to date to over $2.1 billion.

 

Summary

  • Consolidated list of deregulation initiatives announced by the Abbott government as part the 2014 Spring Repeal Day  - DOCX 258KB | PDF 520KB

Ministerial Statements

Prime Minister - Hon Tony Abbott MP

Bills

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister – Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Minister for Communications - Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

  • Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 -  Bill | Hansard | Video

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications - Hon Paul Fletcher MP

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 - Bill | Hansard | Video

Minister for Small Business - Hon Bruce Billson MP

  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014 - Bill | Hansard Part 1 Part 2 | Video

Minister for Justice - Hon Michael Keenan MP

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry - Hon Bob Baldwin MP

  • Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Amendment Bill 2014 - Bill | Hansard | Video

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance - Hon Michael McCormack MP

  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 - Bill | Hansard | Video
  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Bill 2014 - Bill | Hansard | Video

Legislative instruments