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Notice given 4 October 2012

Senator Sinodinos: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 2280-2327)—In regard to each department and agency under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and each Commonwealth authority under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 within the Minister’s portfolio:

(1) What are the significant regulatory policy objectives each department, agency and authority is seeking to achieve through its regulatory agenda.

(2) What regulatory processes and systems are in place to meet these objectives.

(3) Is data available that demonstrates how regulations enacted by the Government since August 2010 have achieved these objectives; if so, can this data be provided.

(4) What are the specific risks the current regulatory setting seeks to mitigate, and what methodology is used to assess these risks.

 

 (5) Is data available that demonstrates how these risks have been mitigated by recent regulations; if so, can this data be provided.

(6) For each significant regulatory objective, is the relevant department, agency or authority aware of any information regarding how other countries pursue regulatory policies in meeting similar significant regulatory objectives; if so: (a) which country is best practice in terms of effectiveness and efficiency; and (b) how does Australia compare to this international best practice.

(7) For each significant regulatory objective, how much additional regulatory cost does the current Commonwealth regulatory policy impose on the non-government sector relative to international best practice.

2280 Minister representing the Prime Minister

2281 Minister representing the Treasurer

2282 Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research

2283 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

2284 Minister representing the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government

2285 Minister representing the Minister for the Arts

2286 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

2287 Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

2288 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

2289 Minister representing the Attorney-General

2290 Minister representing the Minister for Emergency Management

2291 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

2292 Minister representing the Minister for Disability Reform

2293 Minister for Foreign Affairs

2294 Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

2295 Minister for Finance and Deregulation

2296 Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth

2297 Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

2298 Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

2299 Minister representing the Minister for Tourism

2300 Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness

2301 Minister representing the Minister for Industry and Innovation

2302 Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

2303 Minister representing the Minister for Health

2304 Minister representing the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation ( transferred to the Minister representing the Treasurer on 5 October 2012 )

2305 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

2306 Minister representing the Minister for Social Inclusion

2307 Minister representing the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Health on 16 October 2012 )

 

 2308 Minister representing the Minister for Small Business

2309 Minister representing the Minister for Housing

2310 Minister representing the Minister for Homelessness

2311 Minister for Human Services

2312 Minister representing the Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare

2313 Minister representing the Minister for Employment Participation

2314 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

2315 Minister representing the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel

2316 Minister representing the Minister for Indigenous Health ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Health on 16 October 2012 )

2317 Minister representing the Minister for Public Service and Integrity

2318 Minister representing the Special Minister of State

2319 Minister representing the Minister for Defence Materiel

2320 Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs

2321 Minister representing the Minister for Justice

2322 Minister representing the Minister for Community Services

2323 Minister representing the Minister for the Status of Women

2324 Minister representing the Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development

2325 Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer ( transferred to the Minister representing the Treasurer on 5 October 2012 )

2326 Minister for Sport

2327 Minister for Multicultural Affairs