Teacher Education Expert Panel: discussion paper
This discussion paper on how teaching is taught at universities focuses on several areas for reform as well as determining what is required to successfully and consistently deliver these reforms across jurisdictions, such as changes to the authorising environment.
Charging our future: a draft long-term electric vehicle charging strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand
This draft strategy document outlines the New Zealand Government’s long-term strategic vision for Aotearoa’s national electric vehicle charging infrastructure system and the support networks needed to share best-practice between local authorities, industry and central government to ensure guidance and regulations.
Pathways to industrial decarbonisation
Kylie Turner, Anna Malos
Compiled in collaboration with companies representing around a fifth of Australia’s industrial emissions and a third of the ASX100 market value, this report urges strong, effective and coordinated action from industry, finance and across all levels of government to align the regulatory and policy mechanisms...
GreenGo: unlocking an energy efficiency and clean heat revolution
In this report, the authors highlight the substantial benefits of upgrading the UK’s housing stock to make the case for greater policy support above and beyond existing packages. They also argue for a comprehensive, nation-wide retrofitting programme to meet improved environmental standards to be overseen...
Smoke without fire: a new vision for vaping policy in the UK
Urgent change and an effective regulatory framework is needed if the UK Government is going to reach its smoke-free goal, reduce health inequalities and diminish the devastating impacts smoking has on people’s lives. This white paper seeks to identify ways of encouraging smokers to switch...
Mitigating global fragmentation in digital trade governance: a case study
Digital trade is growing rapidly, and regulators are trying to keep up. This paper looks at how five leading digital economies are using regional trade agreements to address regulatory concerns at the same time as enhancing trade.
Independent review of Australian Carbon Credit Units: final report
The purpose of this review was to ensure Australian Carbon Credit Units and the carbon crediting framework and regulatory standards maintain a strong and credible reputation supported by participants, purchasers and the broader community.
Nature positive plan: better for the environment, better for business
This document forms the Australian government's response the Independent Review of the EPBC Act, conducted by Graeme Samuel in 2021. It sets out the government’s commitment to reform Australia’s environmental laws to better protect, restore and manage Australia's unique environment.
The consumer experience of green claims in Australia
Marketers and businesses are trying to tap into a growing desire of many Australians to actively look after people and planet when choosing consumer goods. This report looks at how consumers are currently experiencing 'green' claims and what, beyond strong enforcement actions by regulators against...
Enhancing online disclosure effectiveness
Online disclosures can play a key role in informing consumer decisions. However, cognitive limitations, such as information overload, as well as technical ones, such as small screen sizes on mobile devices, may limit their effectiveness. This report supports consumer authorities in enhancing disclosure effectiveness by...
State of electric vehicles 2022
This report provides the Electric Vehicle Council's latest assessment of Australian federal, state and territory governments with respect to electric vehicle policy. It also includes a local market update on EV sales, regulatory drivers of supply, model availability and charging infrastructure deployment.
Accelerating local electric vehicle uptake where it matters
Electric vehicles (EVs) represent a key pillar in the push towards decarbonisation, and governments across Australia are enacting measures to increase the adoption of EVs as part of their net zero action plans. This report aims to contribute to the discussion of electric vehicle policy...
Textiles: a transitions report for Australia
This report is the culmination of four years of research in the Australian textiles and fashion space. It takes a systems transformation approach - using an evidence-informed framework to detail a set of practical pathways, to increase and regulate textile transparency, traceability and verification towards...
Regulatory policy 2.0 - viewpoints and beliefs about better regulation: a report from the “Q exercise”
Regulatory policy today is still grounded in principles and tools designed a few decades ago, but the context has changed significantly. This report provides empirical evidence and implications for the future direction of regulatory policy.
Professional Indemnity Insurance Roundtable: report for stakeholders and further actions
This summary report outlines key themes and actions from the Professional Standards Councils’ Roundtable on professional standards schemes and indemnity insurance.
Under the hood: the truth about Toyota
The Australian government is currently considering the introduction of fuel efficiency standards regulating climate pollution from cars, which would ensure wider choice of more efficient and zero emissions vehicles for Australian consumers. Based on information contained in this report, Greenpeace Australia Pacific holds there is...
Review of The Star Pty Ltd
The Bell Review was established to assess The Star’s suitability to hold a casino licence and to examine compliance with its legal obligations. The review was activated under sections 30 and 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 and began in November 2021. The report...
Vaping regulation in 2022: identifying gaps in the regulation of e-cigarettes
E-cigarette products present a novel challenge to regulators in the United Kingdom. However, policies encouraging e-cigarette use need careful designing to avoid causing negative outcomes. This report explores this dilemma and, in identifying a number of clear gaps in the regulation, recommends what measures should...
The Grattan truck plan: practical policies for cleaner freight
The authors of this report argue that old trucks should be banned from Sydney and Melbourne, as part of a comprehensive plan to reduce Australians’ exposure to deadly air pollution, and that government should rescind pointless regulations which limit the range of less-polluting trucks available...
Accelerating EV uptake: policies to realise Australia's electric vehicle potential
The global shift to electric vehicles (EVs) is well underway, but Australia’s EV uptake lags behind the trend. This report argues for fuel efficiency standards and other regulatory signals to accelerate and support Australia’s EV transition.
Fuel efficiency standards in Australia have been recommended by two separate government inquiries, committed to by multiple governments but never adopted, and recommended in multiple government reports stretching back over a decade. This paper argues that introducing fleet fuel efficiency standards would reduce transport emissions...
Governing for quality and safety: a new province for boards of Australian aged care and disability support providers?
This article addresses the question of to what extent changes in legislation and regulatory standards in aged care and disability create new expectations of these boards and directors.
A two-track approach for trustworthy AI
This policy brief provides an update on key legislative and policy developments framing trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI). It sketches possible approaches for the certification, verification and validation of AI embedded in products and in services, and looks at recent proposals regarding the creation of a...
Review of Ofgem's regulation of the energy supply market
This report contains the findings of an independent review in the United Kingdom, commissioned by Ofgem's Board, into the root causes of the recent supplier failures and specifically, into how regulation of the retail energy industry played a part.
The promise of TradeTech: policy approaches to harness trade digitalization
The interplay of technologies and trade is not new. This publication explores how trade agreements could be a viable channel to advance the adoption of digital technologies and applications and to prevent a fragmented technological environment by encouraging international regulatory cooperation and by promoting regulatory...