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ARCHIVE - The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency's Regulatory Plan for 2013-14

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Commonwealth agencies that are responsible for business regulations are required to publish a regulatory plan on their website early in each financial year that provides information about:

  • changes to business regulation that have occurred since the beginning of the previous financial year
  • activities planned in the current financial year which could lead to changes to business regulation.

This document sets out the regulatory plan of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) for 2013-14. It provides information on:

  • regulatory changes made in 2012-13
  • planned regulatory changes for 2013-14.

What regulation does a regulatory plan cover?

A regulatory plan covers business regulation. This includes primary legislation, subordinate legislation, quasi-regulation or treaties that directly affect business, have a significant indirect effect on business, or restrict competition. Quasi-regulation refers to rules or arrangements that influence businesses to comply but which do not form part of explicit government regulation.

A regulatory plan does not include information about the following:

  • regulations of a minor or machinery nature that do not substantially alter existing arrangements
  • regulations that involve consideration of specific government purchases
  • regulations of a state or self-governing territory that apply in a non-self governing territory
  • anticipated activity about which it would be inappropriate to publish information on grounds of confidentiality.

In addition, there may be regulatory activities that have not been included in the regulatory plan because they could not be foreseen when the plan was prepared at the start of the financial year.  In view of these exclusions, users should not take a regulatory plan to be a comprehensive source of information on past or potential changes to business regulation.

Previous regulatory plans

Regulatory plan 2012-13:  PDF (115kb) | DOC (131kb)

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