The Australian Government released the Regulator Performance Framework (the Framework) as part of 2014 Spring Repeal Day on 22 October 2014. The Framework is an important part of the government’s commitment to reducing the cost of unnecessary or inefficient regulation imposed on individuals, business and community organisations by at least $1 billion a year.
The Framework encourages regulators to undertake functions and achieve objectives with the minimum impact on the regulated community by measuring and publicly reporting performance. Details of the Framework are available on the Government’s Cutting Red Tape website.
All Commonwealth regulators that administer, monitor or enforce regulation will be required to implement the Framework from 1 July 2015. In accordance with the requirements within the Framework, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency has developed the Key Performance Indicators and performance metrics that will be used to assess our performance and they have been agreed to by the Minister for Employment.