Regulatory compliance

Report

Building confidence: improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia

This report was commissioned in 2017 by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to assess the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia and to examine a range of issues outlined in comprehensive terms of reference for their work...
Guide

Reforming social services regulation: a brief introduction to the reforms

This guide provides a baseline level of information about changes that will streamline the way child youth and family, homelessness, state disability and supported residential services are regulated.
Draft report

Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements: Productivity Commission draft report

The Australian Government has regulated foreign investment since 1975. This draft report presents the Commission’s preliminary analysis and views on the rationales for the Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements, its effectiveness, costs and benefits, and possible improvements, for both its current and future forms.
Article

Implementing a problem-centric approach

This article describes the challenges but also the rewards to industry, the community and the environment when a 'problem-centric' approach to regulation, rather than process-driven or function-driven regulation, is adopted by Australian regulators.
Video

Why do people comply? COVID-19 compliance behaviours in international and local perspective

Getting people to behave in desirable ways (or cease behaving in undesirable ones) is a critical outcome for regulators. While we struggle to save lives and flatten the curve, COVID-19 is providing behavioural and compliance researchers with a natural policy experiment in why people do...
Working paper

Trying to make a good first impression: a natural field experiment to engage new entrants to the tax system

This paper studies the compliance behaviour of new entrants to the tax system using data from a large-scale natural field experiment that was implemented in collaboration with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Conference paper

Using reasons for non-compliance to assess project performance in the Last Planner System

The Last Planner System (LPS) follows a systematic process of planning and control, in which compliance to short-term commitments is followed weekly and Reasons for Non-Compliance (RNC) are traced for each commitment not accomplished. The aim of this research is to use quantitative RNC measurements...
Report

Rapid review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s regulatory practices and processes

The final report of the rapid review of ASQA's regulatory practices, governance and culture recommends moving from input and compliance controls to a stronger focus on excellence in training outcomes.
Report

2018-9 AUSTRAC regulator performance framework

This report details the activities AUSTRAC have undertaken in the 2018-19 financial year to work with industry and partner agencies in the development and modernisation of our regulatory approach.
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.