Guiding Better Regulation in NSW: Presentation by DFSI Regulatory and National Reform Director, Gabrielle Mangos - Register here
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Regulation has emerged as an important policy area in OECD countries. Australia like all other OECD countries needs to ensure their regulatory oversight bodies manage review and reform processes, provide advice and support to regulators through the provision of training and guidance, challenge and enforce regulatory quality standards while achieving the highest sustainable economic growth and advocate further reforms to improve the regulatory framework.
The NSW Government is trying to achieve more than peripheral gains from periodic reviews and reforms. Its ambition is to establish a better-performing economy and a culture that promotes continuous improvement in regulation.
The Better Regulation Division in DFSI promotes OECD principles and aims to ensure all agencies are reducing existing regulatory burden, are producing high quality regulatory proposals and engaging in cultural change across government for the purpose of delivering effective and fit-for-purpose policy.
The presentation will focus on the NSW Guide to Better Regulation which assists agencies in developing regulation that is required, reasonable and responsive to the economic, social and environmental needs of NSW. Gabbie will explain how the Better Regulation principles help agencies develop options and make the right decisions during stages of policy development.
The presentation will also touch on the IPART Licencing Framework which is incorporated into the NSW Guide to Better Regulation. The framework is used to assist agencies in assessing the efficiency of licencing as a regulatory instrument, improve licence design and administration and to remove regulatory burden.
The Better Regulation Division within DFSI monitors the application of the IPART Licensing Framework, and requests agencies to provide annual updates on their progress in reviewing licensing schemes.
Gabbie’s presentation will run for approximately 15 minutes with a further 15 minutes dedicated to Q&A.
Ms Gabrielle Mangos, Director, Regulatory and National Reform, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Gabrielle Mangos has over 17 years of experience in regulatory policy. During her tenure she has managed, developed and implemented major policy and legislative reforms in a range of specialist areas. These include the recent strata reforms, real estate and home building reforms, fair trading laws and the Australian Consumer Law.
Gabrielle is currently heading a range of whole-of-government better regulation activities including the Quality Regulatory Services initiative and the independent review of the NSW regulatory policy framework. She is also leading a series of comprehensive initiatives to reduce regulatory burden and deliver smarter regulation to make it easier to start a business in NSW, while maintaining appropriate consumer protections.