This article discusses the important role for clear and professional communication in supporting the aims of good regulatory systems.
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.
Drawing on insights from Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan and Kyrgyzstan, this report connects the global decline of democracies to digital disruption and calls for strengthened regulatory frameworks along with its enforcement to prevent monied interests and hidden actors from influencing the outcome of democratic elections.
The use of technology by regulators has the potential to improve how regulators operate and how easily and or effectively those they regulate comply. This article discusses a new survey that reveals the degree to which regulators are adopting these technologies.
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.
This article discusses the language that frames thought, which in turn produces knowledge, and is critical for regulators - especially when this knowledge informs their regulatory practices and regulatory interventions.
The role of state regulatory agencies is to execute and enforce the statutes passed by state legislatures. Agencies do this by writing and implementing administrative rules that elaborate on unspecified details of requirements found in law. These rules themselves have the force and effect of...
The most significant challenges facing public administration today include the isolation of public servants, the rigidity of the administrative and regulatory systems in which they operate, and the lack of opportunity to develop relevant and emerging competencies. This report is intended to initiate a dialog...
Energy Networks Australia (ENA) asked HoustonKemp to provide an independent estimate of the consumer benefits that have arisen (and are expected to continue to accrue in future) from networks responding to the incentive schemes that form part of the Australian Energy Regulator (AER’s) overall regulatory...
The purpose of this paper is to present the end-to-end regulatory framework for the commercial deployment of automated vehicles in Australia.
Presenting findings from a broad scoping of the international academic literature on regulatory failure, this literature review is structured according to four broad perspectives on regulation: public interest theory, public choice theory, private interest theory and institutional theory.
This position statement outlines the South Australian EPA’s approach to its role in climate change adaptation including a clear and robust regulatory framework to help businesses become more resilient, prepare for more frequent extreme weather events and reduce waste to enable the advantages of a...
This publication is being released in anticipation of a federal election as a guide for the next government within its first months and over the full term. This 2022 agenda acknowledges that an economically prosperous and socially cohesive Australia is a secure and resilient Australia.
This report makes recommendations to modernise South Australia’s regulatory framework to better support investment, employment and productivity growth as well as to ensure regulation making and regulator behaviour is more efficient, effective and future oriented.
Response to the South Australian Productivity Commission Inquiry into reform of South Australia’s regulatory framework
This response to the South Australian Productivity Commission's inquiry into modern regulation is focused on those areas recommended as in need of greatest improvement, notably the regulatory policy development process, and post implementation reviews, as well as doing business through digital initiatives, and in supporting...
This position paper sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s proposals for reforming federal discrimination law in Australia.
This toolkit has been developed to provide regulators with a practical guide to identify, design, and carry out regulatory experiments.
This survey report showcases ongoing efforts of G20 governments to revisit how they regulate in a fast-paced global innovation landscape. It complements existing initiatives aimed at fostering more holistic, adaptive and better-coordinated regulatory governance by improving our understanding of regulatory approaches to innovation and digital...
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...
Regulatory system governance is the setting of the objectives of that regulatory system and ensuring that actions are taken to deliver on those objectives, consistent with good public sector management practice.
Regulation for the future: the implications of public purpose for policy and regulation in utilities
This report follows extensive in-depth research and analysis into how utilities can better address the politics of fairness and the environment and makes recommendations for rethinking the regulatory system to deliver fairness for people and planet.
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...
As anyone tasked with developing their agency’s regulatory strategy knows only too well, the landscape of available ideas is crowded and confusing. This presentation discusses some of the approaches that will be most helpful in making, explaining and evaluating regulators' choices, setting their posture and...
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.
Avoiding a ‘Catch 22’—major lessons from a meta-analysis of reports of the parliament of Western Australia on threats to sovereignty by national uniform legislation
National uniform legislation has served as an instrument to attune federalism to new realities and it is critical that when harmonisation is necessary, it is efficient and effective, results in long-lasting uniformity and does not encroach on the sovereignty of the State and Territory Parliaments...