Regulatory enforcement

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.
Literature review

Responsive regulation in practice: a review of the international academic literature

Building on a systematic evidence review of peer-reviewed articles published since 1992, the aim of the research paper is to assist executives, managers and frontline workers in regulatory organisations and units who are interested in responsive regulation.
Report

Murray–Darling Basin water markets inquiry: interim report

This interim report draws upon analysis of comprehensive water market data from 2012 onwards, and the views of a broad range of people with interests in the use and trade of water in the Murray-Darling Basin. The report considers options to enhance markets for tradable...
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

Energy compliance and enforcement priorities 2019–20

The priority areas set out in this document will be the focus of the Essential Services Commission's compliance and enforcement work for the next year. By promoting and enforcing compliance in these areas, the Commission aims to restore trust in the energy market.
Report

The rule of law and sustainable development

Rule of law is widely recognised as essential to governance and sustainable development, but is complex to define. This new report examines how trends in development policy have shaped global support for the rule of law and explores how to enhance its impact on development.
Briefing paper

Cultural vandalism: regulated destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales

Aboriginal people in New South Wales have been trying to strengthen the law that is supposed to protect their cultural heritage since the late 1970s, but reform remains elusive. This paper outlines some reasons why.
Article

How to lock down an open society

The governments of open societies now find themselves in the precarious position of having to decide what their citizens can and cannot do. In order for governments to promote public health effectively, they must ensure their citizens abide by the orders, without turning their open...
Report

Policy lessons from catastrophic events

Research into policy and policy failures tends to focus on analysis rather than implementation and enforcement. The Bennett Institute recently hosted a workshop to bring together people from different domains of safety practice and research backgrounds to discuss the challenge. This report details those discussions.
Report

Report on agency effectiveness through organisational design

It is evident that competition agencies face a number of challenges with their organisational structure and the functioning of the organisation. The aim of this report is to share experience among competition agencies in order to improve agency effectiveness.