Regulation

Commentary

7 Mar 2017

This op-ed article summarises the findings of Environmental Defence Society's recent major report: Last Line of Defence: compliance, monitoring and enforcement of New Zealand's environmental law . The report looks at how environmental laws are enforced in New Zealand and assess the effectiveness of the...

Discussion paper

19 Jul 2016

In Australia, governments have realised the potential of extending commercial telematics services into the regulatory context. The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) provided the first national regulatory telematics applications in Australia. Administered by TCA, it enables the provision of accurate compliance monitoring for heavy vehicles. Heavy...

Report

25 May 2016

Red tape can be broadly defined as the excessive, unnecessary or confusing burden imposed on organisations and individuals as a result of regulation. Successive Victorian governments since 2006 and repeated industry surveys have identified reducing red tape as critical to unlocking significant economic growth. Effective...

Report

1 Mar 2016

CHAPTER 1: MODELS OF GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION

Introduction

The issues around the governance of the BBC, and how it should be regulated, have been much discussed over a considerable period. This Review has benefited from a number of documents which deal...

Briefing paper

23 Feb 2016

Charities are an essential part of Australian society, offering a large and diverse range of services that are of significant benefit to Australians. Charities contribute vital functions across health, education, employment and legal services and in a multitude of other areas. In doing so, they...

Working paper

1 Jan 2016

Bitcoin and its underlying technology present a range of opportunities, but also a number of significant challenges, especially for regulators. Not least of these challenges surround ensuring bitcoin’s fair and effective taxation. In this respect, bitcoin raises two key questions. First, as bitcoin is a...

Report

6 Nov 2015

The Independent Review of Whole-of-Government Internal Regulation (the review) was commissioned by the Secretaries Board in March 2015 in response to a perceived burgeoning of regulation within the Commonwealth public sector.

I was soon aware that many relevant government policies were already being reviewed,...

Commentary

Article

1 Jun 2015

As APRA moves to tighten rules on bank capital levels, a new class of convertible bonds comes to the rescue, promising to avoid taxpayer-funded bailouts without the heavy-handed — and costly — regulations on the private sector. The Australian financial watchdog should embrace the newcomer,...

Commentary

Article

1 Apr 2015

The uptake of alternative energy technologies by Australian electricity consumers (e.g. solar PV, demand solutions, energy efficiency, eventually energy storage, etc.) often in creative business models, such as Alternative Energy Sellers, is already impacting the conventional major energy players in terms of declining market shares,...

Working paper

31 Jan 2015

Financial regulators perform inter alia a quality control function, as they search for recession-generating flaws in the financial system. Some groupings of regulations operate more or less independently to other groupings, as is the case when different agents – not necessarily different institutions – examining...

Working paper

31 Jan 2015

The proposed reforms to financial regulation in South Africa, as embodied in the Financial Sector Regulation Bill, (second draft, 10 December, 2014) (‘FSR Bill’), represent the most important reforms to South Africa’s financial regulatory architecture since the 1987 de Kock Commission. The degree to which...

Conference paper

1 Jan 2015

In developed economies a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions result from energy demand in the building sector. Many countries have recognized the need to mandate building energy performance standards as a key element of a national energy or climate change policy. The Commonwealth of...

Report

4 Dec 2014

Some of the most important assets that the New Zealand government develops and maintains are not recorded on the Crown's balance street. They are the regulatory arrangements that have been developed, introduced and refined over many years to protect the rights, safety, property and other...

Report

4 Dec 2014

Discusses the emergence through trade and investment agreements of a changed approach to the objectives of intellectual property protection, and the challenges that approach presents for knowledge-based and innovation development of New Zealand interests.

Summary Intellectual property includes several areas of regulation which...

Working paper

30 Sep 2014

Australia’s MySuper default superannuation funds are compared against New Zealand’s range of KiwSaver funds. Some key points of contrast include: the relative maturity and larger balances of the Australian system; the majorityof MySuper providers are not for profit, whereas KiwiSaver is dominated by for profit...

Report

27 Aug 2014

Provides analysis of the costs and benefits of increased access to very high‐speed broadband, arguing that while there are net benefits to that increased access, they will only be realised by efficient investment, operation and pricing.

Overview

This report presents the results...

Working paper

31 May 2014

This paper examines the corporate governance implications of securities loans, in particular the impact of securities loans on shareholders’ voting rights and the control of listed Australian companies. The paper considers whether the current regulatory framework for securities loans in Australia adequately addresses the concerns...

Working paper

31 May 2014

This paper examines the legal structure of securities lending in Australia, and also Europe, the United Kingdom and United States. It provides an analysis of the widely used industry documents, the Australian Master Securities Lending Agreement and the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA). It...

Journal article

28 Apr 2014

For many, particularly in the Anglophone world and Western Europe, it may be obvious that Google has a monopoly over online search and advertising and that this is an undesirable state of affairs, due to Google's ability to mediate information flows online. The baffling question...

Working paper

31 Mar 2014

This report is the result of a study undertaken in late 2013 on Malawi’s legal and regulatory framework for mobile money. The study was commissioned by the MM4P and conducted in consultation with the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM). The study had three outputs which...

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