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Commissioner to review small business experiences with regulatory policymaking

Have your say to ensure NSW small business needs are front of mind when new regulation is being developed.

3 June, 2024

The NSW Small Business Commissioner today launched a Discussion Paper for a Review of small business experiences with regulatory policymaking. The Review will examine the experiences of small businesses as key stakeholders when new legislation, regulations, rules and other requirements are being developed. 

As part of the review, the Commission is seeking feedback from small businesses, industry groups, peak bodies and other stakeholders about their experiences with regulation in NSW. By participating in the review, small businesses and other stakeholders can help identify ways to better support our small businesses. 

There are different ways to contribute feedback, including through an online survey as well as written submissions to the Discussion Paper.  

“Small businesses are reporting increasing concerns about the impact of red tape”, said Small Business Commissioner Chris Lamont. “We are looking at ways to ensure small business perspectives are at the forefront of policy development, so their needs are not overlooked”. 

“I am pleased to be able to continue our engagement with small businesses on their regulatory pain points and I encourage small businesses and their representatives to engage in our consultation to provide feedback on their experiences,” said Lamont. 

The review is expected to be completed within six months. 

More information about the review can be found here.