PM Abbott introduces legislation to cut red tape

PM Abbott introduces legislation to cut red tape

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has introduced legislation to parliament, to begin the government’s process of cutting $1 billion every year in red tape for businesses.

As part of a pre-election promise, the federal government plans to get rid of 10,000 acts of parliament it says are now redundant.

A number of bills have been introduced in to the lower house today, and are expected to pass next week, on a day Mr Abbott has named parliament’s first ever “Repeal Day”.

Mr Abbott has told the House this morning, cutting red tape is at the heart of the government’s mission to increase Australia’s productivity and competitiveness.

The not-for-proft sector has raised concerns the cutting of red tape will lead to the government scrapping the Australian Charities and Not-For-Proft Commission.

But CEO of the Community Council of Australia David Crosbie says the axing of the Commission would make so sense.

He says the Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission is one of the only bodies already working to reduce red tape.

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