23
Jan 18

Toolkit for town centre renewal

Fostering an economically vibrant town centre is a complex challenge. Those involved in revitalising and renewing need to deliver initiatives that will help centres grow into economically and socially vibrant places. The Committee for Sydney is developing a toolkit to help guide the renewal of suburban town centres across Sydney. As stated by the Committee … Continue reading Toolkit for town centre renewal

15
Nov 17

Big data, Compliance & Enforcement

Regulators are embracing analytics as a powerful tool to find answers, gain insights and identify red flags and are busy developing new forms of data analysis. But even with sufficient access to a wealth of data about their clients, regulators are at very different stages of development in their use of advanced data analytical techniques … Continue reading Big data, Compliance & Enforcement

25
Aug 17

Legislative solutions to policy problems

As one tool in the armoury of government to solve policy problems, enacting legislation can be costly, politically driven and lengthy to implement. Specialists within government who are responsible for the processes behind legislative reform need to determine if and when legislation is the right tool to solve a policy problem. This means that problem … Continue reading Legislative solutions to policy problems

28
Jun 17

Key questions regulators need to answer today

Knowing how best to regulate behaviour in a rapidly changing and technology-driven environment is the big challenge for regulators today. We have seen a move away from a focus purely on the reduction of red tape, towards efficient and effective regulation that delivers better outcomes. A number of regulatory designs enable this trend, whether it … Continue reading Key questions regulators need to answer today

26
Jun 17

Unprecedented education infrastructure spend

Clearly the school capacity crisis facing our major cities has well and truly reached the spotlight, following the announcement in last week’s NSW state budget for a $4.2 billion education infrastructure spend. The Victorian state budget has also invested significant funds and we’ve seen the creation of two state planning organisations within the last 12 … Continue reading Unprecedented education infrastructure spend

25
Oct 16

Build a culture of accepting risk through workplace values & behaviours

Risk assessments are vital to effective governance and compliance.  The very notion of effective compliance and risk management is built upon an understanding of what risks an organisation is willing to tolerate, and at what level. But what if your organisational culture was a risk in itself? As a risk manager, are you aware of … Continue reading Build a culture of accepting risk through workplace values & behaviours

23
Aug 16

The journey towards a positive risk culture

A positive risk culture is essential to create a less risk averse and more innovative environment in Australia’s public sector. The aim is not to eliminate risk, but rather to have active, ongoing and responsive risk management. But developing this active and responsive risk culture takes time. It requires ongoing commitment and a continuous improvement … Continue reading The journey towards a positive risk culture

01
Aug 16

Nobody is above the law – ASIC’s pledge on culture and conduct

According to the latest public briefing from Greg Metcalf, “nobody is above the law”. The nation’s top corporate cop has put finance senior executives on notice to ensure efforts to improve culture and conduct do not become “white noise” for staff below them, saying the regulator will continue to uncover wrongdoings and is not intimidated … Continue reading Nobody is above the law – ASIC’s pledge on culture and conduct