As part of its inquiry into the effect of red tape on the economy and community, the committee will examine the effect of red tape on tobacco retail, in particular:
- the effects on compliance costs (in hours and money), economic output, employment and government revenue;
- any specific areas of red tape that are particularly burdensome, complex, redundant or duplicated across jurisdictions;
- the impact on health, safety and economic opportunity, particularly for the low-skilled and disadvantaged;
- the effectiveness of the Abbott, Turnbull and previous governments' efforts to reduce red tape;
- alternative institutional arrangements to reduce red tape, including providing subsidies or tax concessions to businesses to achieve outcomes currently achieved through regulation;
- how different jurisdictions in Australia and internationally have attempted to reduce red tape; and
- any related matters.
The committee calls for submissions on the effect of red tape on tobacco retail. The closing date for submissions is 28 April 2017 with a reporting date to be advised.