Health Services

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 health services, in particular:

  1. the effects on compliance costs (in hours and money), economic output, employment and government revenue;
  2. any specific areas of red tape that are particularly burdensome, complex, redundant or duplicated across jurisdictions;
  3. the impact on health, safety and economic opportunity, particularly for the low-skilled and disadvantaged;
  4. the effectiveness of the Abbott, Turnbull and previous governments' efforts to reduce red tape;
  5. alternative institutional arrangements to reduce red tape, including providing subsidies or tax concessions to businesses to achieve outcomes currently achieved through regulation;
  6. how different jurisdictions in Australia and internationally have attempted to reduce red tape; and
  7. any related matters.

The committee calls for submissions on the effect of red tape on health services.

The closing date for submissions is 22 January 2018 with a reporting date of 27 March 2018.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Red Tape Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3228
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829