Beyond best in class regulation workshop

Event details


Date & time

Monday 08 August 2016


The Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU
China in the World Building


Neil Gunningham, John Braithwaite, Val Braithwaite, Sharon Friel, Jeroen van der Heijden


Jill Mowbray-Tsutsumi
6125 8247

Around the world, regulators confront immense challenges in balancing multiple objectives that hold major consequences for societies and their economies. The complexities and the range of players involved in this balancing act came to the fore in the recent Senate inquiry on personal choice and community impacts.

This half-day workshop for policymakers, regulators and civil society actors will focus on practical paths to regulatory excellence and innovation and include discussions with key academics who have a track record of working with policymakers to develop best in class regulation. The workshop will look at the following:

  • At the core: what are the core attributes of regulatory excellence
  • Align with excellence: how can regulators align their traits, actions and outcomes with the core attributes of regulatory excellence?
  • Obstacles: what major issues do regulators face in seeking excellence, organisational independence, performance-based and risk-based regulation, incident response, and methods for promoting transparency and public participation?
  • Horses for courses: what are the best ways of measuring regulatory performance? How can policymakers understand overall patterns and trends in regulatory processes and outcomes?
  • Identify unintended consequences: think strategically about developing metrics most capable of assessing whether regulations and programs are having their intended effects.
  • Culture is key: align strategic priorities and organisational culture around the core attributes of regulatory excellence.

Speakers will include Professors John Braithwaite, Valerie Braithwaite, Sharon Friel and Neil Gunningham, and Dr Jeroen van der Heijden.

The cost of the workshop is $250 per participant.

Registration is available via Eventbrite.

Further details are available in this flyer.

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