Due to the complex nature of the national licensing proposals, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) at its recent meeting agreed to revise the expected start date of 1 July 2012 to an unspecified date in 2013.
COAG has now committed to release the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) in the first half of 2012, (the clock is ticking for a June 30 deadline). This consultation document will contain the specific detail of the reforms and provide stakeholders with the opportunity to assess the likely operational impact and to lodge submissions in response.
For further information read the media release from National Occupational Licensing Authority (NOLA). Click here to read more.