In developing proposals and designing your consultation process, it is important to think about the impacts on different groups or parts of the community. This will help guide appropriately targeted and comprehensive consultation.

Where a proposal has a significant impact – positive or negative – on a particular group or community, this needs to be summarised in the Cabinet paper. In some cases it may also be necessary to prepare a formal impact statement. Some of the impacts that should be considered are set out below.

Regional impacts

Regulatory impacts

Community impacts

Aboriginal impacts

Business impacts

Environmental impacts

Economic impacts

ICT impacts

Impact references and contacts