South Australian business leaders will help guide the next phase of the Federal Government’s regulatory reform agenda at high level talks in Adelaide today.

Assistant Minister for Regulatory Reform Senator the Hon. James McGrath is in Adelaide today to meet with key representatives of South Australia’s business community, hosted by Business SA, to specifically explore new and innovative approaches to tackling red tape.

“South Australia is a hub of business innovation and activity and I look forward to listening to the ideas and feedback of local business leaders,” Senator McGrath said.

Throughout the day, Senator McGrath will visit two successful South Australian companies, Pinz and Miller Dental Group, to get a first-hand look at the impacts of regulation.

“The Government is reaching out to business leaders, industry groups and representative bodies across Australia help identify problems and workshop solutions to boost productivity and efficiency and also make people’s lives easier,” he said.

“Local employers like Pinz and Miller Dental Group offer invaluable insights and I welcome the chance to visit these businesses and discuss this important topic with them.”

Senator McGrath said the Coalition Government had made enormous improvements to Australia’s regulatory environment during its time since 2013.

“Since 2013 over 3,500 Acts have been repealed and the cost of compliance on Australian business has been reduced by more than $6 billion per year,” he said.

“We have made some big ticket changes. But we need to keep the momentum going which is why I’m listening to Australian business and industry to find ways to boost productivity and efficiency, and make people’s lives easier.”

Senator McGrath said he would continue listening to business representatives with further discussions this week in Western Australia.

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