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Regulation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Government regulation
Government regulator
Regulators
Regulatory agencies
Regulatory cycle
Regulatory stewardship
NARROWER TERMS


Collection
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The Regulation Policy & Practice Collection is designed for practising regulators across Australia and New Zealand to: understand the context in which regulators and regulations operate; provide timely, curated access to relevant reports; and to support learning from other regulators.
Guide

Conditions for good regulatory stewardship

Regulatory stewardship is a responsibility of both regulatory policy and operational functions. It involves adopting a whole-of-system, lifecycle view of the quality of regulation and its implementation, and taking a proactive and collaborative approach to the monitoring and care of the regulatory systems.
Working paper

Regulatory policy 2.0 - viewpoints and beliefs about better regulation: a report from the “Q exercise”

Regulatory policy today is still grounded in principles and tools designed a few decades ago, but the context has changed significantly. This report provides empirical evidence and implications for the future direction of regulatory policy.
Briefing paper

Operating Warragamba Dam for flood mitigation: current legal and regulatory barriers

After 28 years without a major flood, the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley has experienced three major floods in the past three years. A proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall for flood mitigation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean is currently being assessed for development. This e-brief describes some of...
Report

Space technology in Australia

This paper provides a background on Australia’s space industry, the relevant public and private organisations, and the legislative framework governing it. The author also examines the opportunities and challenges the industry currently faces, with respect to regulation and competition from overseas counterparts.
Report

Effectiveness and capability review of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

This inaugural review assesses ASIC’s effectiveness and capability across strategic prioritisation, planning and decision making, surveillance and licensing. It contains four recommendations which focus on ASIC's data and technology capability, engagement with stakeholders, ability to measure its own effectiveness and capability, and continuing to broaden...
Discussion paper

On-road enforcement for automated vehicles: discussion paper

This discussion paper examines whether state and territory law enforcement officers have sufficient powers to interact with and respond to the road safety risks of automated vehicles. It also considers practical aspects of interacting with automated vehicles and proposes options to address any identified gaps.
Report

Regulatory approaches to preventing organised crime among outlaw motorcycle gangs

This study explores the impact of a regulatory approach to organised crime in Queensland which restricted outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members from working in certain industries.
Article

Extending regulatory public value in Australia

This article summarises a panel discussion about the state of regulation systems in Australia, suggesting that, while the 'responsive' regulator ideal is attractive, it may not be enough. It also asks whether the social compact about regulation has changed in late-COVID Australia.
Report

Tending the tech-ecosystem: who should be the tech-regulator(s)?

This report considers who is best placed to implement and oversee a new era of tech regulation. The authors propose a Tech Policy and Regulation Coordination (TPRC) Model, in response to calls for political leadership, strengthened coordination, increased transparency, access to independent technical expertise, and...
Report

Accelerating the electric vehicle revolution: why the UK needs a ZEV mandate

This document explains why accelerating the switch to battery electric vehicles with a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate is crucial to cut emissions, save consumers money, and futureproof UK industries and jobs.
Guide

Regulatory Impact Analysis guide for ministers’ meetings and national standard setting bodies

This guide sets out the regulatory impact analysis requirements for decisions taken by intergovernmental decision-making bodies.
Report

Improving regulation

This research paper examines how regulation can affect the economy and presents a framework to guide regulatory reform and improve regulatory outcomes.
Guide

How to regulate

The purpose of the handbook is to assist officials involved in regulatory activities, to learn how to tackle certain regulatory challenges and to develop a tailor-made systematic approach to improve their regulation. The guide can also be used as a basis for training courses or...
Report

Power to the people

This report considers ways to improve consumer protection and promote competition within the context of recovery from COVID-19 and the end of the Brexit transition period.
Journal article

Regulatory stewardship: the challenge of joining a virtue and a mechanism

This article explores the challenges New Zealand’s regulatory agencies face in operationalising regulatory stewardship, and provides some conceptual clarity that may aid these agencies in collaborating to develop and adopt the whole-of-system, life cycle view of regulation that is envisaged.
Article

"What’s in a name?" Does knowing you’re a regulator make a difference?

This article discusses a not-so-obvious question of what kinds of people and organisations actually perform the role of a regulator, and why this might matter.
Strategy

Building for the future

This strategy focuses on opportunities for building regulation in the next 10 to 15 years, to provide people with safe, healthy, durable, accessible buildings that support social, economic and environmental wellbeing now and in the future.
Report

Never let a crisis go to waste: social policy opportunities from COVID-19

In this paper, the authors share a range of ideas relating to health, labour markets, the tax and transfer system, gender equality, education, housing, and criminal justice. The aim is to provide an optimistic, forward-looking counterpoint to what has undoubtedly been a catastrophic year.
Briefing paper

Regulatory technology: information paper

Regulatory technology (regtech) is the use of technology to better achieve regulatory objectives. This paper is a discussion starter, targeted at policy makers and regulators. It identifies areas where regtech has been useful and offers further potential. It also highlights factors that policy makers and...