Friday, 22 March 2013

Reducing Red Tape for Business

Ensuring your business complies with all its regulation obligations can be one of the most difficult parts of starting and running a business. It’s something we understand, and through a number of different initiatives identified in Growth, diversification and jobs: A Business Development Strategy, is something the ACT Government is working to fix.

One such initiative is the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) External Link - opens in new window. The ACT Government has had an ongoing role in the design, development and implementation of ABLIS which is part of the Australian Business Number and Business Names Registration Project – one of 27 regulatory priorities under the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) red tape reform initiative.

ABLIS allows you, for the first time, to go online and create a customised list of information about how to comply with the rules and regulations that apply to your specific situation. You can use it to provide information on ACT specific compliance obligations, or if you are trading in New South Wales (or any other Australian state for that matter), you can find out about theirs.

In addition to our ongoing role in red tape reform at a national level, we have also established the Red Tape Reduction Panel which works across the whole ACT Government to investigate and eliminate, or appropriately modify, regulatory impediments that frustrate you and other Canberra businesses.

Supporting the work of the Red Tape Reduction Panel, is the online feedback tool, Fix my Red Tape External Link - opens in new window. If your business is having trouble with unnecessary red tape, you can use this tool to provide feedback, ask questions or lodge complaints about them.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome! We hope you have enjoyed taking a look around our new business website.

We have been listening to you and know that you have been looking for a new, easy to navigate and refreshed business portal – a place where you can find assistance, information and tips on your business needs. It’s something we identified in Growth, diversification and jobs: A Business Development Strategy, and it’s something we have worked hard to achieve.

We understand that you want your information in an easily accessible manner. It’s why we have made our new website desktop, mobile and tablet compatible.

We want to provide the information the way you want, which is why we have also set up a number of other online platforms, from this blog to Twitter, Facebook, RSS feed and our new monthly Business Connect Newsletter, so you can chose how you receive your information.

Jump on and take a look! Don’t forget to let us know what you think – we are always happy to hear your comments, feedback and suggestions.