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‘Regulatory capability’: what does it mean and how do we acquire it?






1 hour


23 March 2021


Like ‘regulatory stewardship’, ‘regulatory capability’ is a phrase increasingly heard from governments across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand. Both the regulatory imperatives brought into sharp focus by the last twelve months, and a succession of high-profile regulatory failures, have focused attention on the agility, knowledge and capability of the regulatory workforce. In a field which has traditionally relied heavily on ‘on the job’ training and deep domain knowledge, what would a system-wide regulatory capability approach look like? How can we best equip regulators to operate effectively in the new normal and to see themselves as part of a mobile, skilled and professional workforce?

For further reading:

  1. Reflections on the Regulatory capability webinar