Originally posted posted Aug 30, 2011, 3:54 PM

It’s good to report on the government making a real move to reduce some red tape. Early last year, all Australian governments agreed to centralize business name registrations with one federal agency. Instead of having to register your business name separately in each state, you’ll now only have to do it once. This makes enormous sense. Particularly with the Internet, huge numbers of self-employed small business people trade across state borders.
The legislation became available last week, but it’s still to pass parliament. Check out this summary of what’s happening, including links to the Bill and a short summary of the Bill.

This is what red tape-cutting is about. It’s the boring and tedious side of government, but it’s this sort of commonsense reform that makes for better business. We encourage the government to continue this type of effort