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STATUTE LAW AMENDMENT (RED TAPE REDUCTION) BILL 2014
25 June 2014
|COUNCIL||Statement of Compatibility||RICH-PHILLIPS|
STATUTE LAW AMENDMENT (RED TAPE REDUCTION) BILL 2014 Introduction and first reading For Hon. D. M. DAVIS (Minister for Health), Hon. E. J. O'Donohue introduced a bill for an act to amend the Food Act 1984, the City of Melbourne Act 2001 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 to further improve the operation of those acts and for other purposes. Read first time; by leave, ordered to be read second time forthwith.
For Hon. D. M. DAVIS (Minister for Health), Hon. E. J. O'Donohue tabled following statement in accordance with Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006: In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (charter act), I make this statement of compatibility with respect to the Statute Law Amendment (Red Tape Reduction) Bill 2014. In my opinion, the Statute Law Amendment (Red Tape Reduction) Bill 2014, as introduced to the Legislative Council, is compatible with the human rights protected by the charter act. I base my opinion on the reasons outlined in this statement. Overview of bill This bill contributes to the government's target of reducing red tape by 25 per cent by July 2014 by amending the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007, Food Act 1984 and City of Melbourne Act 2001. The amendments to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 will provide for the closure of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme from 1 January 2016. The amendment of the Food Act 1984 to repeal s.17 will remove the requirement for businesses regulated under the act to display the name of the proprietor on their premises. The repeal of part 4A of the City of Melbourne Act 2001 will dissolve the Docklands Coordination Committee (DCC), which is no longer required and has been replaced with an alternative governance arrangement. Human rights issues 1. Human rights protected by the charter act that are relevant to the bill The objective of the bill is to remove (not impose) regulatory requirements, resulting in a reduction of overall red tape. None of the amendments in the bill limit the human rights described in the charter act. 2. Consideration of reasonable limitations -- section 7(2) Not applicable. Conclusion I consider that the bill is compatible as none of its contents engage any provision of the charter act. The Hon. Gordon Rich-Phillips, MLC Assistant Treasurer
Statement of compatibility