Regulatory start-ups, amalgamations and transformations: Learning from others

There are many reasons why new regulators are created or existing ones abolished, amalgamated or transformed. Governments may be reacting to a crisis or moral panic; or dealing with change in the surrounding economic, technological or social circumstances; or conforming to contemporary views about economies of scale on the one hand, or specialisation on the other. But whatever the rationale, practising regulators have to make the best of the organisational remit, structure, size and legal form we’ve been given. What can we learn from others who’ve gone through this process, in terms of both challenges and opportunities? What can our Kiwi colleagues teach us about making sense of the regulatory landscape and supporting governments to make good decisions? And finally, when the dust settles, what’s most important to help make a success of the new entity?

A panel discussion facilitated by Simon Cohen (Deputy Secretary of the Department of Justice and Community Safety, Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria and chair of the Steering Group for the NRCoP) with Mark Steel (Director Regulatory Systems in the NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment), Catherine Myers (CEO Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation), Margot Johnson (Director Office of Medicinal Cannabis, DHHS) [TBC] and others.

12.00-12.30pm: Registration & light refreshments

12.30-1.45pm: Seminar

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Venue information

  • Venue: Corporate Centre
  • Address: Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street,
    Melbourne, 3000