Tweed to win with new cross border law

The Tweed economy is set to win from new NSW laws which make it easier for licensed tradespeople to operate across the State border, according to Tweed Nationals MP, Geoff Provest.

“The Government on Wednesday introduced the Mutual Recognition (Automatic Licensed Occupations Recognition) Bill 2014 which supports border regions like the Tweed by reducing costs for small businesses and workers,” Mr Provest said.

“I have long campaigned on cross border issues which go well beyond the vexed issue of daylight saving time.”

In a major step forward to enhance mutual recognition of trades, NSW is the first state to introduce laws allowing certain tradespeople accredited in other states to practice in our state without the need for a NSW licence.

“The legislation helps the cross-border communities by removing paperwork and fees, and eliminating red tape for small businesses.”

The Mutual Recognition (Automatic Licensed Occupations Recognition) Bill 2014 will come into effect once Regulations have been prepared that will specify the particular occupational licences that will be recognised under the new law.

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