Business regulation

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Strategy

Roadmap to deliver one million tech jobs

Australia can be a world leader in creating and adopting new tech products. This strategy details the pathway for Australia to embrace the technology jobs opportunity.
Draft report

Inquiry into reform of South Australia’s regulatory framework: draft report

This draft report provides the South Australian Productivity Commission’s (Commission) initial findings and draft recommendations aimed at modernising South Australia’s (SA) regulatory framework. The task is to identify regulatory reforms to better support investment, reverse negative productivity trends and foster economic growth while protecting public...
Journal article

The role of RegTech in augmenting regulatory compliance: regulating technology, accountability and liability

While RegTech in its many forms, from expert rule-based systems for compliance automation to artificial intelligence for reporting and compliance analysis, has the potential to revolutionise a regulator’s job, it comes with its own set of legal challenges.
Report

Doing business: external panel review

This report quantifies business regulations in a comparable way across eleven dimensions and 191 countries, in order to stimulate policy reform. This review recommends a major overhaul of the program and the way in which the annual indicators are assessed.
Report

SDG measurement and disclosure 3.0: a study of ASX150 companies

This report will be of interest to investors, regulators, and other stakeholders to better understand how top public-listed Australian companies are relating to and managing the different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report provides an analysis of the SDG disclosure practices in 2020 by the...
Report

Trade and assistance review 2019-20

This report delivers the Productivity Commission’s estimates of assistance provided to businesses for the year to June 2020. The review is set against a background of unprecedented industry assistance to counter the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, although most of this assistance has been...
Article

Implementing a problem-centric approach

This article describes the challenges but also the rewards to industry, the community and the environment when a 'problem-centric' approach to regulation, rather than process-driven or function-driven regulation, is adopted by Australian regulators.
Report

Taking back control of regulation: managing divergence from EU rules

The United Kingdom has regained its regulatory autonomy, but it remains unclear how the government plans to exercise it. This report explores how divergence from European Union rules could arise, why the government might want to act differently, the consequences this could have and how...
Report

Digital platform services inquiry: interim report no. 2 – app marketplaces

This report provides in-depth consideration of competition and consumer issues associated with the distribution of mobile apps to users of smartphones and other mobile devices. It specifically focuses on the two key app marketplaces used in Australia, the Apple App Store and the Google Play...
Position paper

A stronger corporate registry: analysis and recommendations

This paper asserts that Australia has inadequate corporate regulatory systems. This enables people who have been involved in corruption and other illegal activities to register companies in Australia.