30 Mar '14, 11pm

Regulation repeal must make it easier to do better - via @gbcaus

The Abbott Government’s ‘Red Tape Repeal Day’ should be a chance to streamline processes but must not be an opportunity to wind back environmental safeguards or lower minimum standards, says the nation’s authority on green building. As the Australian Government introduces legislation to scrap more than 10,500 “unnecessary or counterproductive pieces of legislation and regulations'' today, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) says that changes to regulation must help rather than hinder industry to deliver better quality, more efficient buildings and communities. “We want the Australian Government to make changes that reduce costs and confusion for business and streamline approvals – but to do so without lowering environmental standards or removing safeguards,” says the GBCA’s Chief Operating Officer, Robin Mellon. “Australia needs legislation and regulation that u...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-media-releases/regulatio...

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