While you’re here… help us stay here.

As we confront the economic impacts of the pandemic, we need your support even more. So that we can continue to bring you the latest in policy and research, please donate to APO.

Report

Driving the future of AV regulations: barriers to large-scale development

The United States has an opportunity to play a leading role in autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation and can capitalise on its early-mover advantage to develop comprehensive standards with trading partners. This paper outlines the current regulatory barriers to AV deployment at scale and offers recommendations...
Report

Productivity Commission white paper 2021

This document outlines a new productivity reform agenda for New South Wales that could lift productivity growth and boost real wages, without raising the tax burden.
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

Human rights and technology: final report

This report is the culmination of a major project on new and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence. The report reflects the Commission’s extensive public consultation regarding the impact of new technologies on human rights.
Audio podcast

Red and beige tape: is regulation a dead weight on the economy?

Adam Beaumont talks with Chris Webb, Executive Director Regulatory Practice and Strategy at the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Victoria about how we define red tape when talking about regulation and the concept of beige tape.
Website

Red tape reduction: WA

This site provides tools to assist Western Australian agencies with identifying, quantifying and reducing the burden of red tape.
Website

Red tape reduction: ACNC

This website outlines the progress the ACNC has made in reducing red tape for charities based on a charity's structure and provides additional resources for charities and regulators of charities.
Book

Challenges and opportunities in the post-COVID-19 world

This collection of essays from the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report Advisory Board looks ahead and across a broad range of issues – trade, governance, health, labour, technology - to consider the balance of risk and opportunities in the post-pandemic world.
Literature review

Preventing the financial abuse of women: literature and desktop review

This document presents a review of the literature relating to existing approaches to addressing financial abuse of women. It explores how the issue of financial abuse is defined and discussed, maps a variety of interventions and programs in place to which respond, and prevent the...
Discussion paper

Media reform green paper: modernising television regulation in Australia

This discussion paper outlines the Australian government's next stage of proposed media reforms, to support the Australian media industry and to enhance the range and quality of services and content available nationally. Submissions to this paper are due by 23 May 2021.