This study explores the impact of a regulatory approach to organised crime in Queensland which restricted outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members from working in certain industries.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) - Independent Review: final report
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) commenced operations in March 2016, operating under the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Act 2015 (Cth). This review contends that the next phase for ASBFEO is one of consolidation and maturation of efforts and approach...
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.
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.
This paper looks at how policy-makers can use trade agreements to mitigate disinformation and spam, while implementing financial and trade sanctions against entities and countries that engage in disseminating cross-border disinformation.
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.
Nudge and co-design are gaining popularity as innovative approaches to solving policy problems. An article in Policy Studies compares these two approaches. It also reflects on the implications for policy effectiveness, political trust and government legitimacy.
In this article, strategist and facilitator, Adam Beaumont, recommends regulators focus on their underlying objectives and practices when implementing regulatory rules and approach, and don’t let poor practice tie up duty holders in ‘beige tape’.
The number of countries announcing pledges to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades continues to grow. This report assesses the policy requirements, the deployment and innovation needs, the necessary investments, the economic benefits and the wider implications for the world.
While the enforcement end of regulation is undoubtedly necessary, it is more helpful to start with the overarching objective of regulation: changing the behaviour of the regulated community.
This draft strategy aims to ensure the Victorian Essential Services Commission’s work supports access to essential services for consumers experiencing vulnerability.
The European Union has embarked on putting in place an aggressive regulatory regime for artificial intelligence (AI). In this report, Meredith Broadbent comments and reflects on the future of the transatlantic relationship and technological sovereignty.
This report presents analysis from an environmental scan which explored the types of training and professional development opportunities that are available for regulators in Australia and New Zealand.
The Method is being published chapter-by-chapter via the Monash Bridges/Figshare platform over 2021. The aim the guide is to clearly explain the thinking behind the resource, and provide instructions on how specific tools within it can be used to design better behaviour change programs.
Michelle Bryne provides insights on using communications across multiple platforms, reputation management and engagement management to increase community awareness, engagement and respect for regulators and their work.
This report looks at the areas likely to be driving changes to risk management in 2025, including business continuity and resilience, regulatory change and compliance, and cybersecurity) — and how these impacts will evolve by 2030 (with climate change and artificial intelligence becoming increasingly prominent).
This report presents TEQSA’s summative evaluation of the sector’s responses against the Higher Education Standards Panel’s recommendations to achieve greater transparency in the admissions information for higher education.
This report aims to increase visibility and transparency of data and digital initiatives across Australia and help the Australian Data and Digital Council (ADDC) identify areas of alignment and potential collaboration between jurisdictions.
This publication presents a quick guide to reducing university campus' environmental impact through behavioural change. It summarises the evidence around what 'nudges' work best while seeking to encourage more sustainable practices among students and staff across several behavioural categories.
This article outlines three rules to help regulators gain the greatest benefit from new and applied research in behavioural science.
This research paper maps, explores, and interrogates the New Zealand Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG), as an example to obtain a better understanding of whether a standardised program can help to nurture and increase the professionalism of a community of public servants.
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.
Technology is a vital ally for regulators. It can improve the user experience for citizens, reduce costs by automating processes, improve compliance by streamlining routine tasks, and allow access to services around the clock. But it can also be expensive if not executed well.