Opinion

What can we learn from the regulation of sport?

  • Published Date: 31 March 2021
It is often said that sport is a mirror which reflects the society in which it operates. Many of the most troubling issues for sports regulators: drugs, corruption, gambling, racism, gender equ...
Opinion

Lawyers, Managers and Public Authority

  • Published Date: 09 March 2021
By Mark Prebble This article summarises a paper written by Mark Prebble, former New Zealand State Services Commissioner and now Adjunct Professor at the School of Government, Victoria Universi...
Opinion

Regulatory Excellence

  • Published Date: 04 March 2021
The excellent regulator cannot stay in one place, content to have mastered solving the problems of the past. The world changes, its problems change, its economies change, and its social concern...
Opinion

Performance reporting by regulators – are we measuring and reporting what matters?

  • Published Date: 02 December 2020
By Daniel Boardman For regulators, the idea that we should identify, define, measure and report on things that matter seems like a statement of the obvious, but - as close to 2000 registrations...
Opinion

The importance of data in the fight against COVID-19

  • Published Date: 06 November 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: COVID-19
ANZSOG has provided up-to-date information to public sector leaders on the COVID-19 crisis, through initiatives such as the Leading in a Crisis series, and the upcoming Future public sector le...
Opinion

Regulatory stewardship: virtue, mechanism or both?

  • Published Date: 06 November 2020
Regulatory stewardship is described by the NZ Treasury as involving government regulatory agencies adopting a whole-of-system, lifecycle view of regulation, and taking a proactive, collaborati...
Opinion

High fatalities from truck crashes demand greater safety standards: Chris Walker

  • Published Date: 02 November 2020
ANZSOG Associate Dean Dr Chris Walker has extensive experience in policy development and regulatory reform, and has done research on issues around safety in the trucking industry. In this article, whi...
Opinion

Collaboration for impact: eight lessons from the field

  • Published Date: 20 October 2020
By Dr John Butcher and Professor David Gilchrist Dr John Butcher is an ANZSOG research fellow at Curtin University and The Australian National University (ANU) who has published extensively o...
Opinion

The role of artificial intelligence in regulatory decision-making

  • Published Date: 10 October 2020
Many of us already engage with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies every day. We use virtual voice assistants, check travel times with online maps and find, when we ...
Opinion

Regulation, trust and the professions

  • Published Date: 05 September 2020
By Roxane Marcelle-Shaw What makes a profession trustworthy? In August 2020 the chair of ASIC, James Shipton, addressed a similar question about the financial system and corporations in an ANZ...
Opinion

Policy concepts in 1000 words: Policy change and measurement

  • Published Date: 22 August 2020
By Professor Paul Cairney Paul Cairney is Professor of Politics and Public Policy in the Division of History, Heritage, and Politics at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is a speciali...
Opinion

Three steps for regulators to embrace behavioural science

  • Published Date: 08 August 2020
- Professor Liam Smith, Director BehaviourWorks Australia Regulators have always been intensely interested in the theory and practice of achieving individual and business compliance. Whe...