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Reallocation of Reviews function to Commissioner for Better Regulation
22 september 2015
The Victorian Government today confirmed its previous announcement to re-configure its approach to best practice regulation in Victoria. With immediate effect, the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (VCEC) has been abolished and the new office of the Commissioner for Better Regulation has been established, supported by a Secretariat. The Commission is being established within the Treasury portfolio. Ms Anna Cronin has been appointed as Victoria's first Commissioner for Better Regulation.
The Commissioner will be responsible for assessing the adequacy of regulatory impact statements and legislative impact assessments and also for administering the Government's Competitive Neutrality Policy, including the investigation of complaints against government agencies.
Departments and other stakeholders involved in preparing impact assessments and in dealing with competitive neutrality issues should continue to engage with their existing contacts as normal. This website will shortly be updated to reflect the new arrangements.
Please contact Andrew Walker (9092 5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries.
Reallocation of VCEC functions
14 May 2015
VCEC's functions are being re-configured to support the Victorian Government's commitment to best-practice regulation. VCEC will cease to exist as a single entity and its functions will be embedded in the day-to-day operations of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
VCEC's regulatory impact assessment and competitive neutrality functions will continue to be undertaken independently. Agencies and other relevant stakeholders involved in the preparation of regulatory impact assessments should continue to engage with Reviews team staff.
VCEC's inquiry functions (including regulatory improvement studies) will be delivered through the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Both VCEC Commissioners will continue to oversee VCEC functions.
VCEC is grateful to all stakeholders — and to the wider Victorian community — for engaging with VCEC since its inception in 2004.
Regulatory improvement study with the SRO
24 June 2015
VCEC has completed a regulatory improvement study with the State Revenue Office, which examined opportunities for consolidating revenue collection functions in Victoria.