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Jul 18

The regulator’s dilemma – where expectations meet outcomes

The use of enforcement tools by regulators can be a difficult and unforgiving process. Recently in Canberra the territory’s gambling regulator brought court proceedings against a licensed party and then decided not to continue in favour of a negotiated outcome. The outcome indicated that the regulated party would pay $60,000 to an anti-gambling foundation, put … Continue reading The regulator’s dilemma – where expectations meet outcomes

13
Jul 18

What it means to be a ‘risk-based regulator’ at the operational level

We hear the phrase “risk-based regulation” quite frequently.  Yet there seems to be much greater clarity about what it means for the regulations themselves to be risk-based, and much less clarity about what it means to be a risk-based regulator at the operational level. Regulators, and others with risk-control responsibilities, face a unique set of … Continue reading What it means to be a ‘risk-based regulator’ at the operational level

23
May 18

Managing inconsistency across local government regulation

Inconsistency surrounding the implementation and enforcement of regulation is a challenge that permeates across local government jurisdictions as well as between state and local governments. Common issues include a lack of guidance and resources from state government when implementing new regulations, as well as a lack of standardised enforcement approaches across local jurisdictions. The result … Continue reading Managing inconsistency across local government regulation

02
May 18

Regulating diverse local communities & cultures

The challenge of regulating growing populations with increasingly diverse cultures, languages and economic constraints is a common challenge across local government. Barriers exist between sections of the community and council’s efforts to regulate effectively and consistently. To succeed within these communities, local government approaches to regulation need to be relevant and strategic. Brisbane City Council’s … Continue reading Regulating diverse local communities & cultures

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

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

16
May 17

Engagement ninjas – building agency capabilities for better outcomes

There has never been a more important time to ensure we are engaging with our citizens – collaborating, co-designing and listening to those whose lives we impact with our programs, policies and regulations. As our world continues to evolve, we need to embrace the changes occurring and remain current, engage and deliver results. Building individual … Continue reading Engagement ninjas – building agency capabilities for better outcomes