The National Regulators Community of Practice (NRCoP) is an active network of public sector regulators from all three levels of government and from every regulatory sector, professional background, role and level of seniority, who are keen to learn from and with each other. Its objectives are to support participants to become more professional and capable regulators and to promote the public value and importance of regulation as a key function of government and thereby, to deliver better citizen outcomes. The NRCoP also welcomes regulatory policy makers and others with a scholarly or professional interest in regulation but its primary focus is on inspiring, connecting and building the professionalism of practising regulators.
The NRCoP is supported financially and logistically by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). ANZSOG is responsible for:
The NRCoP is governed by a Steering Group. The role of the Steering Group is to:
The Steering Group is led by a Chair, appointed by ANZSOG. The role of the Chair is to:
The work of the Steering Group is supported by chapter committees which are part of the unified national governance structure of the NRCoP.
The role of chapter committees is to:
The responsibilities of the chapter convenor are to:
The Steering Group comprises the Chair, ANZSOG, an academic advisor, a pracademic advisor and at least two representatives from each of the chapter committees, including the convenor of each chapter. The Steering Group may co-opt additional members as appropriate and desirable.
Membership of the Steering Group or chapter committees is entirely voluntary and no sitting fees or out of pocket reimbursements are payable. The exception is where ANZSOG requests a Steering Group member to represent it and the NRCoP at out-of-state events, in which case all reasonable travel expenses will be covered.
Membership of the Steering Group and chapter committees reflect the diversity of regulatory experience, sector and role as well as gender and other markers of demographic diversity.
The Steering Group and each chapter committee include members from Commonwealth and State Government regulators and if possible, local government.
The term of office of all persons involved in NRCoP governance is 2 years in the first instance. The term of office may be extended by mutual consent between the individual and the NRCoP Steering Group or in the case of the Chair, between the individual and ANZSOG.
These terms of reference and operating procedures apply from 1/1/2020-31/12/2021.
They will be reviewed for relevance and effectiveness prior to expiry, in consultation with the Chair and NRCoP Steering Group.