Regulatory culture

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Working paper

Defining and contextualising regulatory oversight and co-ordination

This paper aims to support better-targeted and more homogeneous data collection and comparative analysis of regulatory oversight bodies (ROBs). To do so, it builds on relevant academic literature and available data to sharpen the definition of ROB used in OECD analytical work and policy discussions.
Article

Improving regulatory language: its contribution to regulatory capability

This article discusses the language that frames thought, which in turn produces knowledge, and is critical for regulators - especially when this knowledge informs their regulatory practices and regulatory interventions.
Article

Avoiding regulatory capture and regulatory discord

The relationship between a regulator and the organisations it regulates – like any relationship – should never be taken for granted. Much media attention is given to regulators who are too close to the entities they regulate. This article also discusses the opposite end of...
Literature review

Regulation and the war on red tape: a review on the international academic literature

This article interrogates both the more extreme claims of the anti-regulation advocates and the alleged successes of anti-red tape initiatives, identifying a critical clash of values over the role of the state and the appropriate relationship between government, business and the community.
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.
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...
Video

Regulating the professions: what could possibly go wrong?

While competition regulators are wary of the potential for some occupational and professional licensing schemes to erect excessive barriers against entry, Australia has a lengthy history of regulation in this area as a critical means to protect consumers.
Article

Learning to be better regulators: the importance of training and development

Building regulatory capability and capacity within and across regulatory agencies is a challenging undertaking. This article summarises a presentation about New Zealand's enviable approach to regulatory leadership, culture and capability.
Report

Rapid review of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s regulatory practices and processes

The final report of the rapid review of ASQA's regulatory practices, governance and culture recommends moving from input and compliance controls to a stronger focus on excellence in training outcomes.