The Council of Australian governments (COAG) has release a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for consultation on ways to reduce regulatory duplication between the proposed commonwealth governance and reporting standards and existing State and Territory requirements for charities registered with the Australian charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

The RIA process provides stakeholders with an opportunity to provide feedback on proposed options that would address potential regulatory duplication.

The closing date for submissions is 21 February 2013.

The RIA is available under Announcements on the COAG website at www.coag.gov.au and includes information on how to lodge a submission.

The outcomes from this consultation will become part of a final report containing a range of options to reduce regulatory duplication. The report is expected in early March 2013.