AAP January 13, 2014
The Abbott government is planning a
"repeal day'' in parliament in March when it hopes to axe more than 8000
federal laws in a push to cut red tape costs.
The Australian reports that the "repeal day'' is scheduled
for the final parliamentary sitting week in March and is part of a
federal government plan to slash red tape by $1 billion a year.
Statute Law Revision Bill and the Amending Acts 1901-1969 Bill will
propose slashing 8000 redundant laws going back around 100 years.
On the same day, parliament will be presented with a number of bills proposing the repeal of "burdensome regulations''.
bills are to be debated in the coming weeks, with the government
reportedly claiming they'll represent the ``biggest single reduction in
federal laws ever put before the commonwealth parliament''.
The "repeal day'' concept is said to be borrowed from the US, where congress has regular repeal days.