Red tape is rubbish, compliance is essential

Distinguishing between red tape and necessary compliance isn’t an ideological exercise, it’s critical to efficiency, job security and safer workplaces.

Why do we in small business focus so much on removing red tape and making compliance achievable?  Why is the government set on a “Repeal Day” on March 26 where it aims to repeal 8000 bits of legislation or red tape that we don’t need?  Josh Frydenberg, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, has been tasked by the Prime Minister with removing unnecessary demands on business - demands that get in the way of doing business.  COSBOA will be working hard to gather as much information as Frydenberg needs and totally supports this approach from government.

This is not about politics or some ideology around red tape.  It isn’t about making workplaces or products less safe.  It is about efficiency, job security and indeed safer workplaces and communities.


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