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Regulatory standards



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...

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...

Government procurement: a sovereign security imperative

This inquiry into procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure examines the context of the 'infrastructure pipeline' and industry’s capacity to deliver, while focusing on the role for federal government procurement in the planning, coordination and delivery of infrastructure projects.

Perth Casino Royal Commission: final report

The Perth Casino Royal Commission's final report finds that Crown Resorts are unfit to operate the casino in Perth. However, the Commission stopped short of calling for Crown to be stripped of its licence, saying the operators should undertake remediation work to become 'suitable', and...
Policy report

Regulating the future of vaping

This paper is the first as part of a new research project focusing on developing a new approach to regulation of the vaping industry in the United Kingdom.

Transparency recommendations for regulatory regimes of digital platforms

In 2021, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) organised a working group of its Global Platform Governance Network to focus on the issues of transparency and accountability of digital platforms, especially social media networks. This report attempts to synthesise and summarise the discussions at...
Discussion paper

Discussion paper for interim report no. 5: updating competition and consumer law for digital platform services

This ACCC discussion paper seeks stakeholder views on whether there is a need for new regulatory tools to address competition and consumer issues, in relation to the supply of digital platform services and, if reform is needed, options for regulatory reform.
Policy report

The regulatory framework for automated vehicles in Australia: February 2022

The purpose of this paper is to present the end-to-end regulatory framework for the commercial deployment of automated vehicles in Australia.
Discussion paper

Rapid and least cost decarbonisation of building operations: discussion paper

This discussion paper has been released to engage a broad group of stakeholders that will contribute to Australia’s built environment achieving net zero operational emissions.

Rapid evidence review: professional standards and sexual harassment

This review of sexual harassment as a potential cause of consumer harms in the legal profession was prepared to assist regulators in reducing and eliminating sexual harassment in all professions.
Discussion paper

Digitalisation of conformance and accreditation processes

This paper discusses the challenges to global supply chains in the absence of a standardised framework for the digitalisation of conformance and accreditation processes - including the necessary information architecture and common language to identify, capture and share data of relevance to national product conformance.

Corporate climate responsibility monitor 2022

This report assesses the climate strategies of 25 major global companies, critically analysing the extent to which they demonstrate corporate climate leadership.
Working paper

Interoperable, agile, and balanced: rethinking technology policy and governance for the 21st century

The varying approach to technology regulation globally and the inconsistent progress within countries suggest that the current policy efforts in this area are inadequate. This paper touches on four key areas to help address this challenge.

Regulating animal welfare services

This report assesses the effectiveness of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries' engagement with RSPCA Queensland, and whether the department is using the mechanisms available to provide oversight in administering the regulation of animal welfare services.

Set the standard: report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces

In March 2021, the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces was established by the Australian government. Conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission and led by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, the review was asked to make recommendations to ensure that Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces are safe...

NDIS practice standards and quality indicators (Version 4)

These National Disability Insurance Scheme Practice Standards create an important benchmark for providers to assess their performance, and to demonstrate how they provide high quality and safe supports and services to NDIS participants.
Discussion paper

Perth Casino Royal Commission: discussion paper on the regulatory framework

The Perth Casino Royal Commission is required to report on any policy, legislative, administrative or structural reforms or changes which might enhance the existing regulatory framework. The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore the changes which might form a recommendation in respect of...

New child safety standards: regulation with standards and why the mission is important

Regulatory standards are an effective way for regulators to address harms across society, and Victoria’s new Child Safe Standards aim to address issues on abuse within institutions. This article outlines how regulators will use the standards to create safer environments for children.

The Grattan car plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities

According to this report there’s a proven way to reduce carbon emissions and unhealthy pollutants, without dictating to anybody what car they can drive. Australia should adopt an emissions standard, or ceiling, for new light vehicles, applied across the offering of each manufacturer, just like...

National safety and quality primary and community healthcare standards

These standards have been developed for services that deliver health care in a primary and/or community setting. They are person-centred, and describe the processes and structures that are needed to deliver safe and high-quality health care.