The Innovating for Better Regulatory Outcomes conference will bring together senior leaders from state and federal regulators and agencies to discuss and develop strategies to innovate for better regulatory outcomes. This conference will facilitate discussions on how regulators can collaborate to become innovators and work jointly to best utlilise resources available to them in order to achieve the best outcomes for society.
What will you take away from this conference?
- An understanding of how to drive innovation in the regulatory profession
- Solutions to overcome the challenge of regulating in the face of disruption
- Strategies to better engage with stakeholders to strengthen regulatory practice
- Ideas to maximise the use of technology to keep pace with digital change
- Insight into the use of adaptive regulatory frameworks
- Case studies from industry leaders who are spearheading innovation in regulation
Federal & State regulators with responsibilities for:
- Regulatory Strategy, Design & Operations
- Regulatory Innovation
- Performance & Analytics
- Assessment & Quality Improvement
Attend to learn:
- Build agility & responsiveness to innovate regulatory approaches
- Strategise to collaborate effectively with stakeholders & achieve better outcomes through codesign
- Advance the use of technology to regulate in the face of disruption
- Develop a culture of innovation through effective leadership
Anthony Wing is the Point to Point Transport Commissioner – the regulator for taxis and hire vehicles in NSW. He was appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister for Transport and Roads. As Commissioner, Anthony is responsible for administering and enforcing point to point transport laws to improve safety and contribute to the creation of a more adaptive, innovative and competitive market for the whole industry. His focus is on promoting a culture of accountability for safety across the industry.
The Commissioner is supported by the Point to Point Transport Commission, which ensures industry is complying with their safety obligations and wider requirements of the Act and Regulation through safety auditing, advisory visits, education campaigns, on-road compliance and investigations.
Better Regulation VIC
Anna Cronin is Victoria’s first Commissioner for Better Regulation, appointed by the Victorian Government in 2015. She has worked in executive and leadership roles in Federal and State governments.
From June 2018 Anna has undertaken the roles of Victoria’s Red Tape Commissioner as well.
Anna graduated from the Australian National University with a BEc (economics, econometrics and pure maths). She started her career as an economist in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, and (what is now) the Productivity Commission. She has been closely involved in policy development for 25 years from diverse perspectives, including as CEO of the National Farmers’ Federation, as a senior bureaucrat in the Western Australian Government’s State Development department and as Chief of Staff to two Premiers of Victoria.
Anna has considerable experience in regulatory issues across many policy areas, including in agricultural and mining regulatory and approvals frameworks. She has also held a number of board positions in the government and not for profit sectors. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne.
Department of Environment and Science QLD
Omar is the Director Regulatory Performance with the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Omar’s unit is responsible for
supporting the implementation of the department’s regulatory strategy and finding innovative solutions to regulatory challenges, as well as a range of other regulatory and customer service functions. Before joining the then-Environmental Protection Agency as an investigator in 2007, Omar had practised for 10 years as a litigation lawyer.
Department of Health and Human Services
Anna Peatt has a PhD in Chemistry, but has been working in various government roles for 15 years at both the Commonwealth and Victorian Government in central and portfolio agencies. Anna’s current position is the Chief Medicines and Poisons Officer where the team has a culture of using innovation to deliver better outcomes for the community. This includes the adoption of new technology like SafeScript and augmented intelligence and using nudge to change health practitioner behaviour.
What People Are Saying
“The presenters were passionate and realistic, the topics were well chosen and engaging, the facilitator was knowledgeable and professional and the staff were friendly.”Department of Environment and Energy, Innovating for Better Regulatory Outcomes 2019 conference attendee
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