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20 August 2012

Austalian government simplifies licenses

The Australian governement announced last week plans to streamline a number of licensing schemes for plumbing and gas fitting, property, refrigeration and air-conditioning occupational licensing thereby providing an estimated annual benefit of more than $86 million to the national economy and boosting labour mobility.
The minister in charge released Consultation Regulation Impact Statements for each of the occupational areas saying the proposal offered benefits to licence holders and delivers on a key plank of the Council of Australian Governments' commitment to regulatory reform.
The introduction of one set of national licences for key occupations will make it easier for businesses and individuals to operate across state and territory borders and improve business productivity. A central licensing body will administer one set of requirements for each of the licensed occupations.

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