Risk management

Discussion paper

29 Mar 2019

This paper explores the regulatory style and structure of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and presents a model for thinking about ‘how’ to regulate the use of heavy vehicles based on risk.


7 Feb 2019

Since Market Forces first conducted this research at the start of 2018, companies have become more willing to acknowledge climate change risks. However, very few have fully detailed the potential implications of these risks for their particular business. Even fewer have disclosed plans to transition...


7 Nov 2018

This report provides a set of indicators related to non-profit organisations (NPOs) at high risk of misuse for terrorism financing in South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. These indicators should help reporting institutions, as well as national authorities and NPOs, to better identify and mitigate...


30 Oct 2018

This report analyses the internal controls and governance of the forty largest agencies in the New South Wales public sector for the year ended 30 June 2018.

Briefing paper

24 Sep 2018

This resource updates information on prudential considerations and key principles issued to APRA-regulated entities in July 2015. It has been developed in response to the growing use of the cloud by APRA-regulated entities for higher inherent risk activities, and observed areas of weakness in how...


20 Sep 2018

This report on climate risk disclosure by Australia’s listed companies has found more can be done to improve consistency in disclosure practices across listed companies, with very limited climate risk disclosure outside of the top-200 companies.

Discussion paper

4 Jul 2018

The Australian government recognises that the data it holds is a strategic national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery and transforming policy outcomes for all Australians. This paper outlines key concepts and principles which may guide development of the...


18 Jun 2018

This report looks at how Australian companies, investors and policymakers can manage climate risks and support a transition to a zero carbon economy. The report shows more Australian companies are considering what climate change and the Paris Agreement mean for their strategies and investments.


Paper presented to Governance and Risk Management Forum, Brisbane, Australia, 7-8 June 2018
8 Jun 2018

This presentation provides a toolbox of five tools for organisations to start their climate change related strategy, financial disclosure and risk management. The toolbox was presented to the Governance and Risk Management Forum in Brisbane on the 8th June 2018.


23 Apr 2018

This report provides guidance, and includes recommendations to councils and the Office of Local Government, aimed at strengthening financial reporting, asset management and governance and internal controls.


5 Dec 2017

Market Forces’ research has revealed that just 7 companies in the ASX50 (14%) have disclosed scenario analyses in line with the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.


15 Aug 2017

This audit assessed how effectively selected public sector entities manage risk, and found that they have met or mostly met the majority of the 22 specific requirements of the Commonwealth Risk Management Policy.


Guidelines for planning and adaptive responses
15 Aug 2017

These Guidelines were prepared to provide coastal transport infrastructure authorities and organisations with targeted information about climate risks for both assets and operations. The Guidelines also contain practical information pertaining to strategies and measures for building resilience of assets and operations to climate risks and...


21 Jun 2017

This report looks at climate change and conflict issues through the lens of sensible risk-management to draw new conclusions about the challenge we now face.


13 Jun 2017

A species not included on the live import list cannot be used for a commercial purpose. However, some sectors of the Tasmanian horticulture industry are interested in using bumblebees for commercial pollination. This report examines the potential risks and benefits of using bumblebees for commercial...

Case study

17 May 2017

These case studies from across the US illustrate how strategic decisions about land use and transportation can make communities more resilient from the ground up.

Technical report

Department of Planning and Environment
11 May 2017

This audit found that security deposits held by the NSW government are unlikely to cover full costs of mine rehabilitation (in the event of default by a mining company) and do not include sufficient contingency given the substantial risks and uncertainties associated with mine rehabilitation...

Journal article

30 Nov 2016

Dynamic is perhaps the most understated and least understood of all the terms used to describe New Zealand. Straddling an active plate boundary and surrounded by ocean, New Zealand has a spectacular and dynamic landscape formed by geological and meteorological events, but the management of...


18 Nov 2016

New Zealand has just had a ‘near miss’ with tsunami risk – for the second time in the last three months. An earlier NZIER Insight (no. 63) covered how a tsunami warning was issued 1 hour 20 minutes after the earthquake centred offshore from Te...

Other text

16 Nov 2016

In the increasingly challenging and dynamic operational and strategic environments in which organisations are required to function, there may be a quite natural temptation to fit the needs of organisational resilience (OR) to the organisation by incoherently using a blend of existing functions and based...



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