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 were invited to lodge a submission in response to the draft report online.
The submissions period closed on Friday, 30 November 2018. Public submissions received in response to the draft report are available on our website.
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.