Working paper

Occupational licensing and accountant quality: evidence from the 150-hour rule

This paper examines the effects of occupational licensing on the quality of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), especially considering the adoption of the 150-hour rule, which increases the educational requirements for a CPA license.
Journal article

The role of RegTech in augmenting regulatory compliance: regulating technology, accountability and liability

While RegTech in its many forms, from expert rule-based systems for compliance automation to artificial intelligence for reporting and compliance analysis, has the potential to revolutionise a regulator’s job, it comes with its own set of legal challenges.
Discussion paper

New tech applications for regulatory outcomes: occasional paper

This paper considers developments in the use of Regulatory Technology (RegTech), including its application in the communications and media sector. This research is intended to ensure the ACMA, as Australia’s communication and media regulator, is aware of current and emerging developments.
Discussion paper

Natural language processing technologies in government: occasional paper

This research explores how emerging technologies could benefit regulatory decision-making. As a central feature, this paper considers technology applications that include ‘natural language processing’, a subset of artificial intelligence that analyses and processes text and speech.
Report

International approaches to ongoing competence

This report offers a broad review of how legal regulators in a range of different jurisdictions are managing and improving the ongoing competence of their lawyers.
Report

Investigation into the regulation of lobbying, access and influence in NSW

This report on Operation Eclipse is an investigation into the regulation of lobbying, access and influence in New South Wales. It examines factors that could either allow, encourage or cause corrupt conduct, or detract from the integrity and good repute of public administration.
Guide

Climate risk governance guide

This guide is an introductory resource for directors on climate change risk governance. It provides a plain-language introduction to fundamental climate change concepts, and considers this issue in the context of the non-executive directors’ role and duties.
Guide

Pricing for value: a guide for government services

This guide is intended to improve consistency and capability in price-setting across the Victorian government. It updates pricing principles to align with current best practice and, as a practical user guide for entities to review or set their fees and charges, provides practical step-by-step guidance...
Report

Responding to our consultation: changes for more flexible and responsive regulation

The Care Quality Commission is currently in the process of developing a new five-year strategy, to run from 2021 – 2026. While it is carrying out a programme of engagement around the new strategy, CQC has also launched a consultation on proposals to make its...
Report

A frequent flyer levy

The authors of this document consider the policy options and instruments available to the UK government to reduce aviation travel and to ensure carbon reduction targets can be achieved.