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Bias by design: when the design, implementation and enforcement of rules creates disadvantage

The way regulation is designed, implemented and enforced can have positive or negative, equal or unequal and inclusive or exclusionary effects on individuals and communities.
Strategy

Regulator performance framework

This framework aims to encourage regulators to undertake their functions with the minimum impact necessary to achieve regulatory objectives and to effect positive ongoing and lasting cultural change within regulators.
Report

Administration of financial disclosure requirements under the Commonwealth Electoral Act

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Electoral Commission’s management of financial disclosures required under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, including the extent to which the AEC is achieving accurate and complete financial disclosures.
Report

Corporate criminal responsibility: final report

In 2019, the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Christian Porter MP, asked the ALRC to undertake a comprehensive review of the Commonwealth corporate criminal responsibility regime, emphasising the need for effective law to hold corporations to account for criminal misconduct. This report outlines the findings...
Report

Review of the national action plan to combat human trafficking and slavery 2015–19

The Department of Home Affairs commissioned the Australian Institute of Criminology to undertake this review of the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015–19. The review provides a basis upon which to reflect on past activities and to inform the development of...
Strategy

Plastic revolution to reality

This report recognises that the federal, state and territory governments have, or are in the process of, setting admirable goals to reduce plastic waste. This report aims to contribute to this process by providing recommendations on the most problematic plastics leaking into the environment to...
Article

COVID-19 and compliance: what makes people stick to the rules?

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has seen the biggest experiment in rapid behaviour change in the 21st century, as governments try to persuade and regulate entire populations to make huge changes to their lives for the common good.
Article

Three steps for regulators to embrace behavioural science

This article outlines three rules to help regulators gain the greatest benefit from new and applied research in behavioural science.
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.