Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this book or follow this series

Identifying and Evaluating Regulation Reform


Author Info

Registered author(s):


    The Australian Government now has institutions and arrangements in place to identify areas of regulation that are unduly burdensome or ineffective and to develop appropriate reforms. However, the Productivity Commission research report, released 15 December 2011, indicated there was a need to improve how these operated in practice. The Commission was asked by the Australian Government to assess current 'frameworks and approaches' for identifying areas for further regulation reform and methods for evaluating reform outcomes. The Commission found that a range of approaches is required to ensure that the stock of regulation is fit for purpose and to deliver net benefits to the community. They range from 'good housekeeping' measures to in-depth reviews. For most of these, good governance and consultation are crucial to their cost-effectiveness. Areas for wider systemic improvement include prioritising and sequencing reviews and reforms; providing more information on progress in implementing recommendations; the provision of advance information to achieve better focused consultations; incentives and mechanisms for good practice by regulators; and building up skills within government in evaluation and review.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL:
    File Function: Report files available for viewing or download
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    as in new window
    This book is provided by Productivity Commission, Government of Australia in its series Research Reports with number 49 and published in 2011.

    ISBN: 978-1-74037-386-9
    Handle: RePEc:ris:prodcs:0049

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Level 28, 35 Collins St, Melbourne Victoria 3000
    Phone: 61 3 9653 2100
    Fax: 61 3 9653 2199
    Web page:
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: regulation; regulation reform; COAG; regulatory stock; future reform; regulatory system; evaluating reforms; burdens on business;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:


    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.



    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


    Access and download statistics


    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ris:prodcs:0049. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (MAPS).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.