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 Rose Webb (Deputy Secretary Department of Customer Services, Fair Trading Commissioner and sponsor of the NSW chapter of the NRCoP) with Mark Steel (Director Regulatory Systems in the NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment), Graeme Head (NDIS Quality and Safety Commissioner) and Janet Schorer (NSW Children’s Guardian).

12.00-12.30pm: Registration & light refreshments

12.30-1.45pm: Seminar

Please RSVP by Tuesday 16 July.

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Venue information

  • Venue: Parliament House
  • Address: Theatrette, 6 Macquarie Street,
    Sydney