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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.