Maturing our Regulatory Practice

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The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) is developing a Regulatory Practice Statement that sets out the department’s approach to its regulatory responsibilities.

The statement is intended to outline the key principles that underpin how the department administers regulation, establishes the department as a regulator, and lays out the proposed model for addressing non-compliance. It will underpin the 10 regulatory systems that we administer.

How you had your say

Feedback on the statement was open to the public and industry stakeholders. We invited your thoughts on concepts relevant to how we act as a regulator and how we can improve in the future. These views and insights were shared through an online survey, face to face meetings, virtual workshops and comments via email.

Who engaged

The department received feedback from a range of stakeholders including external consultative committees, partnership bodies, industry, state regulators, and key individuals.

What you said

The department received feedback on several key issues that will inform how we:

  • Continue to improve our regulatory performance to ensure we are an efficient and effective regulator.
  • Improve the support offered to the industries we regulate.
  • Improve our transparency so regulated entities have a clear understanding of the decisions we make as a regulator.
  • Improve the relationships we have with the industries we regulate, especially through increased engagement, consultation and, where possible and appropriate, responsibility sharing.

We are making changes to the draft statement in response to the feedback.

What happens next

Your feedback will help inform the final Regulatory Practice Statement. The statement will be released in May 2021.

Public consultation has closed.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) is developing a Regulatory Practice Statement that sets out the department’s approach to its regulatory responsibilities.

The statement is intended to outline the key principles that underpin how the department administers regulation, establishes the department as a regulator, and lays out the proposed model for addressing non-compliance. It will underpin the 10 regulatory systems that we administer.

How you had your say

Feedback on the statement was open to the public and industry stakeholders. We invited your thoughts on concepts relevant to how we act as a regulator and how we can improve in the future. These views and insights were shared through an online survey, face to face meetings, virtual workshops and comments via email.

Who engaged

The department received feedback from a range of stakeholders including external consultative committees, partnership bodies, industry, state regulators, and key individuals.

What you said

The department received feedback on several key issues that will inform how we:

  • Continue to improve our regulatory performance to ensure we are an efficient and effective regulator.
  • Improve the support offered to the industries we regulate.
  • Improve our transparency so regulated entities have a clear understanding of the decisions we make as a regulator.
  • Improve the relationships we have with the industries we regulate, especially through increased engagement, consultation and, where possible and appropriate, responsibility sharing.

We are making changes to the draft statement in response to the feedback.

What happens next

Your feedback will help inform the final Regulatory Practice Statement. The statement will be released in May 2021.