Media Release

30 May 2018

Burgess: Daniel Andrews’ plan to cut red tape has been delayed by red tape

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Daniel Andrews’ plan to cut red tape has been delayed by red tape

It has been 653 days since the Andrews Labor Government announced it would review regulatory red tape.

To date, the Andrews Government hasn’t cut one single piece of red tape.

The Draft Action Statement promised to the retail sector was released in May of 2017 with the final reforms slated for “early 2018”. As the middle of the year approaches – Labor is silent.

What is clear is that after four years of no action, small business won’t see any reforms until the end of the next parliamentary term.

The Victorian retail sector generates approximately $21 billion to our economy and employs almost 300,000 people. The small mum and dad businesses that employ these people need the Andrews Government to stop talking about cutting burdensome red tape and actually do it.