Red Tape Survey

The Australian Chamber National Red Tape Survey analyses the impact of red tape on Australian businesses.

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National Red Tape Survey – March 2015

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s first National Red Tape Survey was published in 2012. Its aim was to examine the costs and complexity of regulatory compliance in Australia from a business perspective. Now in its third year, the survey seeks to build a time series of information that can be used to measure the impact of regulation on the Australian business community over time

The ACCI 2015 National Red Tape Survey was distributed through ACCI’s state and territory based chamber of commerce and industry association members from 20 August to 15 November 2014.

A total of 709 businesses were surveyed, representing different business sizes and across all industries. The majority of businesses responding to the survey had between 1 and 49 employees and operated only in one state, clearly representative of the small and medium business sector.

Watch an overview of the survey results or download the full survey below.

National Red Tape Survey – March 2014

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s first National Red Tape Survey was published in 2012. Its aim was to examine the costs and complexity of regulatory compliance in Australia from a business perspective. Now in its second year, the survey seeks to further investigate and measure the impact of regulation on the Australian business community.

Results from the 2014 survey reveal that regulatory burdens remain a pressing concern for industry. A majority of respondents believe the amount of red tape has increased over the past 12 months, with almost two thirds considering their industry to be over-regulated. Disturbingly, almost 40 per cent of respondents reported that the impact of regulation had prevented them from making changes to grow their business. Moreover, over half of those surveyed stated they were unable to pass on the cost of regulation to consumers, leaving the cost to be borne by the business.

A total of 839 businesses were surveyed, representing different business sizes and across all industries. The majority of businesses responding to the survey had between 1 and 49 employees, clearly representative of the small and medium business sector.

The 2014 National Red Tape Survey was distributed through state and territory based chambers of commerce and selected member industry association from 11 November 2013 to 10 December 2013.

Download the full survey results below.

National Red Tape Survey – October 2012

The inaugural Australian Chamber National Red Tape Survey has been designed to identify and understand the administrative complexity and the impact of the burden of regulatory compliance faced by Australian businesses. In addition, the survey identifies the financial and human resources required by the business to meet such responsibilities. The survey seeks to better identify and understand the cumulative impact of the regulatory burdens faced by Australian businesses, which impede productivity, innovation, investment, employment and growth. Finally, it seeks to identify solutions to ease the burden.

A total of 870 businesses were surveyed, across every state and territory, representing different business sizes and across all industries. The majority of businesses responding to the survey had between 1 and 49 employees, clearly representative of the small and medium business sector.

The Australian Chamber National Red Tape Survey was distributed through state and territory based chamber of commerce and selected member industry association from
20 August to 10 September 2012.

Download the full survey results below.

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