Report

Industrial relations in a post-COVID world

Industrial relations regulation in Australia is an historical anomaly. It is highly prescriptive and complex, with substantial third party involvement. The economic shocks of COVID-19, and the associated government responses, have rendered aspects of our industrial relations regulations unworkable. This paper proposes some solutions.
Discussion paper

Utilities for democracy: why and how the algorithmic infrastructure of Facebook and Google must be regulated

This paper provides a framework for understanding why internet platforms matter for democracy and how they should be regulated. The authors describe the two most powerful internet platforms, Facebook and Google, as new public utilities — utilities for democracy — arguing that they should be...
Report

Rehabilitating mines

This audit examines if the State of Victoria is effectively managing its exposure to liabilities from the rehabilitation of mines on private and public land.
Draft report

Corporations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (CATSI) Act Review

This Corporations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (CATSI) Act Draft Review proposes changes to ensure the Act operates as a modern incorporation statute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations and their members.
Discussion paper

Towards a profession of public regulation: lessons from the New Zealand G-REG Initiative

This research paper maps, explores, and interrogates the New Zealand Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG), as an example to obtain a better understanding of whether a standardised program can help to nurture and increase the professionalism of a community of public servants.
Briefing paper

Q&As: Draft news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code

The ACCC has developed this draft mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media businesses and each of Google and Facebook.
Discussion paper

PostBank: filling a void, securing essential services

This discussion paper makes the case for the creation of a public bank in Australia by providing Australia Post with an Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) licence, and moving in time to establishing 'PostBank' as a full national savings and loan bank.
Strategy

Our environment, our health: building our future together

Clean air, water and land are essential to the health and lifestyle of every Victorian and the environment. Our enjoyment of good quality of life is reliant on minimal disturbance from noise and odour. This strategy outlines how the EPA(Vic) will ensure Victoria continues to...
Policy

Compliance and enforcement: draft policy

This draft policy covers the Victorian EPA’s compliance and enforcement approaches for supporting and directing compliance as well as the EPA’s principles and criteria for decision-making, including the consideration of risk, and behaviour and motivations for compliance.
Strategy

Regulatory strategy: 2020-2025 draft

Informed and directed by the EPA’s organisational strategy 'Our environment, Our health', this draft strategy explains how the EPA will successfully tackle current strategic challenges in Victoria and in doing so, sets the direction and intent of their regulatory effort.