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2017 Inquiry into Reform of Business Licensing in WA

Analena Gilhome (general queries)
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Natalie Warnock (media queries)
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The Treasurer has asked the ERA to undertake an inquiry into reform of State Government business and occupational licensing. The inquiry began on 30 November 2017 and will finish on 22 February 2019, when the ERA will provide a final report, including recommendations, to the Treasurer.

Draft report consultation period

The ERA published a draft report in October 2018. The draft report identifies common or significant problems in the way regulatory agencies manage state government business licences. The draft report also outlines the ERA’s recommendations to address these problems.

The draft report is accompanied by three fact sheets on business licensing in Western Australia.

Interested parties are invited to lodge a submission in response to the draft report online using the form on our website:

Submissions are due by 4:00pm (WST) Friday, 30 November 2018.

Initial consultation period

In February 2018, the ERA published a paper providing an overview of the inquiry and consultation process, two consultation papers and a preliminary list of business licenses that are within the scope of the inquiry.

At that time, we also enabled stakeholders to provide responses to questions via an online platform.

Public submissions received in response to the consultation papers and via the online questionnaire are available on our website.

Key documents

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Date Documents File type
22-Oct-18 Draft report
Adobe PDF 3 MB

22-Oct-18 Fact sheet: Snapshot – Business licensing in Western Australia
Adobe PDF 272 kB

22-Oct-18 Fact sheet: A history of licensing in Western Australia
Adobe PDF 687 kB

22-Oct-18 Fact sheet: Summary of recommendations and information requests
Adobe PDF 169 kB

22-Oct-18 Frontier Economics – Case studies on best practice licensing frameworks
Adobe PDF 987 kB

19-Feb-18 Overview of the inquiry and consultation process
Adobe PDF 723 kB

19-Feb-18 Consultation paper 1: Priority areas for reform
Adobe PDF 636 kB

19-Feb-18 Consultation paper 2: Analytical framework and guideline
Adobe PDF 668 kB

Description: 2017LicInq—Consultation paper Analytical framework and guideline
19-Feb-18 Preliminary list of business licences
Microsoft Excel 178 kB

30-Nov-17 Terms of Reference
Adobe PDF 348 kB

Description: 2017 Inquiry into Reform of Business Licensing in WA
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