Continuing to advance a single domestic market for services
Industry will improve national consistency between state and territory regulations for professional services to make it easier and cheaper to deliver services nationwide.
Professional services peak bodies
The Australian Government should drive national consistency in business requirements for professional services providers in partnership with professional services peak bodies. Consideration should be given to working with one professional services sub-sector first to create a model approach that could then be adopted by other professions.
Progress to date
National and State/Territory peak bodies are working together to identify and reduce regulatory and other procedural barriers and develop ‘national’ professions to ease the movement of professionals and delivery of services across Australia. Examples include the Legal Profession Uniform Law Scheme; and the National Engineering Register and the National Engineering Register.