Kalamunda MLA John Day defends State Govt’s actions to cut red tape

Kalamunda MLA John Day defends State Govt’s actions to cut red tape

THE State Government has released its 2016 Red Tape Reduction Report Card, showing 36 examples of action to cut red tape.

Kalamunda MLA John Day said the red tape cuts realised at least $179 million in savings over five years, supporting investment and productivity growth, and providing for better living standards for all.

“This year the government focused on reducing barriers for business to drive economic growth and improve community experiences when dealing with government,” he said.

“It is the second year the Government released its report card, highlighting regulatory and process improvements across priority areas such as transport and business licensing, as well as demonstrating successes in new areas such as innovation.”

Some of the red tape reduction initiatives included:

n Deregulating the potato industry.

n Moving application processes for 49 different occupational licences and registrations online, producing combined savings for applicants and reduced costs for government agencies of more than $680,000 annually.

n Driving innovation in the arts through the ‘Culture Counts’ app, saving about $950,000 a year in market research costs and allowing rigorous assessment of the public value of the arts.