Regulatory compliance



Report

Addressing Superannuation Guarantee non-compliance

The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) system operates largely without regulatory intervention. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reported a high rate of voluntary compliance with SG. In respect of superannuation, the ATO’s role is to encourage voluntary compliance and enforce the penalties of non‐compliance.The objective of...
Report

Australia's general aviation industry: interim report

A key recommendation in this report is that the Australian government amend the Civil Aviation Act 1988 to include an obligation to support the Australian aviation sector to develop and compete nationally and internationally.
Report

Perth Casino Royal Commission: final report

The Perth Casino Royal Commission's final report finds that Crown Resorts are unfit to operate the casino in Perth. However, the Commission stopped short of calling for Crown to be stripped of its licence, saying the operators should undertake remediation work to become 'suitable', and...
Report

Regulating dam safety

The owner of a dam is responsible for its safety. Having a dam safety management program in place can minimise the risk of its failure and the potential impact on human life and property. This audit provides insights on the Queensland dam regulator’s framework for...
Report

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

This report sets out the Productivity Commission’s findings and recommendations on the effectiveness of the Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements. The key message of the report is that there is no compelling case for major changes to the Register.
Discussion paper

Perth Casino Royal Commission: discussion paper on the regulatory framework

The Perth Casino Royal Commission is required to report on any policy, legislative, administrative or structural reforms or changes which might enhance the existing regulatory framework. The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore the changes which might form a recommendation in respect of...
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.
Report

Perth Casino Royal Commission: interim report on the regulatory framework

This is the first time since the granting of the Perth Casino licence in 1985 that there has been an inquiry into the casino's regulation. This inquiry is an important step in the process which will ensure that casino regulation in Western Australia is of...
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).
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.
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

Food precincts investigations: Melbourne laneways and Brisbane’s West End

Describing a recent investigation of 49 fast food, café and restaurant businesses in Melbourne’s Degraves Street and Hardware Lane and Brisbane’s West End, this report outlines the recovery of $1,212,727 in unpaid wages to potentially vulnerable young workers such as university students.
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.
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.
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

Annual industry data and compliance report 2018−19

Providing a snapshot of the life insurance industry and its compliance with the Life Insurance Code of Practice, this report shows life insurers need a stronger commitment to their code compliance obligations.
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.
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...
Discussion paper

Six-country survey on COVID-19

This paper provides a data set for public use of roughly 6,000 individuals in six countries relating to beliefs about the pandemic, behaviour change, work and living situations, income, and exposure to the virus, socio-demographic characteristics and pre-pandemic health characteristics.