Regulatory instruments

Guide

Statement of ministerial standards: April 2022

This document has been prepared in light of a recognition that public office is a public trust, and therefore, the people of Australia are entitled to expect that, as a matter of principle, government ministers will act with due regard for integrity, fairness, accountability, responsibility...
Discussion paper

Property Market Review: consultation paper

This review is looking for ways to improve property market laws to support Victorians to have fairer and easier access to the housing market. This paper has been developed by the Review Panel to assist the consultation process. It explains the background for the terms...
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.
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

Regulators’ experimentation toolkit: a guide to running regulatory experiments

This toolkit has been developed to provide regulators with a practical guide to identify, design, and carry out regulatory experiments.
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.
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

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.
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.
Video

Regulatory capability: what does it mean and how do we acquire it?

In a field which has traditionally relied heavily upon ‘on the job’ training and deep domain knowledge, what would a system-wide regulatory capability approach look like?  How can we best equip regulators to operate effectively in the new normal and to see themselves as part...
Guide

Carbon pricing assessment and decision-making: a guide to adopting a carbon price

Many countries and subnational jurisdictions are considering putting a price on carbon to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieve their climate commitments. The objective of this guide is to help policy-makers build the case for carbon pricing and choose an appropriate carbon pricing...
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.
Guide

How to regulate

The purpose of the handbook is to assist officials involved in regulatory activities, to learn how to tackle certain regulatory challenges and to develop a tailor-made systematic approach to improve their regulation. The guide can also be used as a basis for training courses or...
Video

Regulatory frameworks

As anyone tasked with developing their agency’s regulatory strategy knows only too well, the landscape of available ideas is crowded and confusing. This presentation discusses some of the approaches that will be most helpful in making, explaining and evaluating regulators' choices, setting their posture and...
Report

Review into bias in algorithmic decision-making: final report

This review focused on the use of algorithms in significant decisions about individuals. The review looks at the use of algorithmic decision-making in four sectors (policing, local government, financial services and recruitment) and makes cross-cutting recommendations that aim to help build the right systems so...
Report

Getting the point: review of continuing professional development for Victorian lawyers

This review makes 28 recommendations to improve the Continuing Professional Development regime for lawyers in Victoria.
Technical report

Using artificial intelligence to make decisions: addressing the problem of algorithmic bias

This report explores how the problem of algorithmic bias can arise in decision making that uses artificial intelligence (AI). This problem can produce unfair and potentially unlawful decisions.
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.