As part of the National Business Simplification Initiative, we’ve been working with other agencies to look at how Government can modernise key business registers including the ABR, the Companies Register and The Business Names Register for the Australian community.
We've been working with Australian Securities and Investment Commission, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Digital Transformation Agency, and the Department of the Treasury as the key policy and administration agencies for this program.
Over the past few months, we have been speaking with the community to identify current challenges and future opportunities. All non-confidential submissions to the public consultation on modernising business registers are now available on the Treasury website. These submissions indicated support for modernising and combining business registers.
A joint Ministerial announcement in December 2017 opened a request for information to explore solutions for a potential whole-of-government registry platform.
We are working closely with business, community and government representatives, including state and territory governments, and end users of registry services as this work progresses.
For more information, see the Treasury websiteExternal Link.