CCI launches red-tape webpage for WA businesses

CCI launches red-tape webpage for WA businesses

 Statement by CCI Chief Executive Officer, Deidre Willmott.

CCI, the peak WA business representative group, is calling for all WA businesses to share their frustrating red-tape stories on a new webpage www.cciwa.com/redtape

CCI officially launched the new webpage today at an event with Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Josh Frydenberg, who is responsible for the Federal Government’s push to cut $1 billion in red-tape each year. WA representative on this project and Member for Pearce, Christian Porter also spoke at the event.

“CCI has been working closely with our members to help identify the specific examples of red-tape frustration that holds back an organisation from growing their business,” CCI CEO Deidre Willmott said.

“Governments at all levels have shown a desire to tackle excessive regulation. This webpage provides an opportunity for all WA businesses to provide their specific examples so we can help take them to the State and Federal governments.

In a recent 2013 ACCI red-tape survey almost 85 per cent of businesses said their regulatory burden has increased from the previous 12 months.

Examples from the website will be reviewed and then acted upon with the relevant government Minister or agency.

“It is important that we provide tangible examples to all levels of government to show which regulations or processes are holding back business,” Ms Willmott said.

“Often it is the way a regulation is interpreted or unnecessary processes that are placed on a business by regulators.  I encourage all businesses to take a few minutes to share their frustrating red-tape experiences,” Ms Willmott said.

Western Australian businesses can tell their red-tape story at www.cciwa.com/redtape