Leader of House Christopher Pyne said repeal day would provide MPs with an opportunity to highlight the cost of the more than 21,000 new regulations introduced by previous governments.
Leader of House Christopher Pyne said repeal day would provide MPs with an opportunity to highlight the cost of the more than 21,000 new regulations introduced by previous governments. ALAN PORRITT

First repeal day to cut red and green tape, Hogan says

'REPEAL day', cutting red and green tape will mean the cost of doing business and creating jobs is about to get a lot cheaper for businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Page, Kevin Hogan has said.

Mr Hogan, our Page MP, said it was "terrific news" that the Federal Government had announced its first 'repeal day'  as part of its commitment of cutting $1 billion in red and green tape, he explained. 

Mr Hogan said ineffective and inefficient regulation was hurting the 10,000-odd businesses in Page as well as the NGO sector.

"During the election campaign I spoke to many businesses who told me they were being tied up with unnecessary green and red tape," Mr Hogan said.

The repeal day is scheduled for the House of Representatives on March 26, following the introduction of an omnibus red tape reduction bill and a series of specific deregulation bills on March 19, Mr Hogan said.

Before the bills are introduced the Prime Minister will make a statement to the House updating the Parliament on the progress of the Government's deregulation agenda and his Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Frydenberg, will detail cuts to red and green tape across every sector of the economy.

Leader of House Christopher Pyne said repeal day would provide MPs with an opportunity to highlight the cost of the more than 21,000 new regulations introduced by the Rudd and Gillard governments and the Coalition's plan to cut the ineffective and inefficient regulation.

"It's vitally important that the Parliament moves to address the burden of regulation that is strangling our economy," Mr Pyne said.



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