Army of 10,000 overseeing outdated and poorly written regulation

Wed, 16 Jul 2014

By Pattrick Smellie July 16 (BusinessDesk) - A 10,000-strong army of bureaucrats is administering as many as 200 different regulatory regimes which often overlap, are outdated, poorly written, or inadequately reviewed before being implemented, says the Productivity Commission in its final report on the impact of New Zealand's regulatory environment on economic performance and productivity. "New Zealand has a large and complex regulatory system," the commission says in a report that urges much greater leadership from top government agencie...

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