The AFA has been informed by the Government that they have cut the red tape and delivered almost $220 million to Australian businesses in the Industry and Science portfolio.

Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said among the initiatives to reduce red tape were streamlining the way businesses interact with Government through the Single Business Service, the Industry Growth Centres initiative helping businesses with strategies to grow, and removing processes that create double-ups between jurisdictions.

He went on to say that cutting red tape is a core part of our Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, because we know that creating a lower cost, business-friendly environment for Australian industry is integral to building Australia's competitiveness. To read more