Richard Grant


Australia's corporate regulators - the ACCC, ASIC and APRA

The responsibilities, resources and public profiles of all three regulators have grown appreciably since their creation. Richard Grant examines a specific challenge for each of the regulators, and the regulatory strategies they employ to monitor Australia's corporate sector.

The Uhrig Review and the future of statutory authorities

In November 2002 the prime minister commissioned former Rio Tinto and Westpac chairman, John Uhrig AO, to review the corporate governance of statutory authorities. The terms of reference required an examination of the relationships between statutory authorities and the responsible minister. Richard Grant examines the...
Briefing paper

Offshoring jobs: US and Australian debates

In 2004, several major Australian companies announced their decision to 'offshore' Australian jobs to India in an effort to cut costs. Telstra, for example, announced plans to move as many as 850 jobs to Indian software providers, and already spends up to $150 million a...
Briefing paper

Political advertising in Australia

Sarah Miskin and Richard Grant explore some important aspects of political advertising, including the current legislation, the debates over 'truth' in content and the claims that Australia's political parties are opting for 'Americanised', negative election advertisements. Political parties spend millions of dollars at each election...

The 2004 ACT election

The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly election was held on 16 October 2004, a week after the federal election. Richard Grant reviews the campaign and the result, and looks at the role of electronic voting.