Discussion paper

Safeguards and quality: issues paper

This paper asks the public to share their views about how people with disability experience safeguards, what promotes quality in services, and how these may prevent and reduce their exposure to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Report

Everything in moderation: platforms, communities and users in a healthy online environment

This paper argues that the principles and practice underpinning most major digital platforms have failed to create healthy online spaces, and that current attempts by states to regulate these spaces will fall short of addressing the root causes of this failure.
Report

Select Committee on the Aboriginal Flag: report

The Senate Select Committee on the Aboriginal Flag was established in September 2020 to inquire into and report on current and former copyright and licensing arrangements for the Aboriginal flag design. This report outlines the Committee's recommendations.
Article

The role of artificial intelligence in regulatory decision-making

While there have been numerous reports on the need to regulate AI in the interests of the community, these and related new technologies also offer an opportunity for regulators to transform their internal processes.
Briefing paper

Regulatory technology: information paper

Regulatory technology (regtech) is the use of technology to better achieve regulatory objectives. This paper is a discussion starter, targeted at policy makers and regulators. It identifies areas where regtech has been useful and offers further potential. It also highlights factors that policy makers and...
Article

Artificial intelligence: the future of regulation?

The raft of new rules imposed on regulated financial institutions in the aftermath of the global financial crisis has a huge compliance cost. Could artificial intelligence offer efficiency gains?
Briefing paper

The use of artificial intelligence by government: parliamentary and legal issues

This paper focuses on the parliamentary and legal implications of governments using a form of AI: automated-decision making (ADM), which is deployed in automated decision-making systems (ADMS). It discusses the implications, presents key parliamentary case studies, and sets out recommendations from the literature on how...
Discussion paper

Accreditation framework: discussion paper

Individuals and their organisations (data users) must be accredited by the National Data Commissioner before they can access public sector data, under proposed new legislation. The Office of the National Data Commissioner has released this discussion paper on the proposed Accreditation Framework, which is open...
Book

21 years of regulatory innovation through professional standards

The publication of this book marks the 21st anniversary of professional standards legislation in Australia and celebrates the contribution standards legislation has made to society.
Guide

Toolkit to support quality assurance agencies to address academic integrity and contract cheating

This toolkit has been developed to share Australia’s lessons with our colleagues in quality assurance agencies in the global fight against contract cheating and other threats to academic integrity.