Commonwealth Regulatory Functions reporting against the Regulator Performance Framework

The Government’s Deregulation Agenda is now administered by the Department of Jobs and Small Business, due to the Administrative Arrangements Order introduced on December 20, 2017.

Previously the Deregulation Agenda (earlier known as the Regulatory Reform Agenda) was administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) which administers Regulatory Impact Analysis requirements remains within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) applies to those Commonwealth entities and functions that have a statutory responsibility to administer, monitor, or enforce regulation by undertaking some or all of the following activities.

Further information to assist in determining which Commonwealth entities and functions are subject to the RPF.

Activities of a Regulator

  • licensing and/or approvals processes, including registration/accreditation, that control entry to or participation in a market;

  • monitoring and compliance activities, including imposing and collecting fees;

  • enforcement actions for non-compliance and complaints resolution; and

  • providing advice and guidance regarding compliance with regulation, including education around compliance.

Commonwealth Regulatory Functions in Scope

From 1 July, 2015, the following Commonwealth regulatory functions are reporting against the RPF:

Portfolio

Regulator/Regulatory Function

Agriculture and Water Resources

Australian Fisheries and Management Authority

Agriculture and Water Resources

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Agriculture and Water Resources

Australian Grape and Wine Authority (formerly Wine Australia Corporation)

Agriculture and Water Resources

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Agriculture and Water Resources

Bureau of Meteorology

Agriculture and Water Resources

Department of Agriculture internal functions:

  • Delivery of biosecurity and export certification
  • Regulation of the importation of timber products and processing of raw logs to combat illegal logging
  • Monitoring of imported food
  • Collection of levies for research, development and marketing
  • Water efficiency labelling

Attorney General’s

Australian Financial Security Authority

Attorney General’s

Attorney-General’s Department internal functions:

  • Marriage Celebrants Programme
  • Regulation of family dispute resolution practitioners

Communications and the Arts

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Defence

Department of Defence internal functions:

  • Export of defence and dual-use goods (DECO)
  • Non-Defence access to Woomera Prohibited area
  • US Trade Treaty Arms Control Branch

Education and Training

Australian Skills Quality Authority

Education and Training

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Education and Training

Department of Education and Training internal function:

  • ESOS Agency for Schools

Environment and Energy

Clean Energy Regulator

Environment and Energy

Director of National Parks

Environment and Energy

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Environment and Energy

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Environment and Energy

Department of the Environment and Energy internal functions:

  • Australia’s Antarctic Environment Management Plans
  • Environmental Assessment and Compliance Division
  • Environment Quality
  • Parks Australia
  • Wildlife, Heritage and Marine

Finance

Australian Electoral Commission

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade internal functions:

  • Australian Passport Office
  • Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
  • International Sanction Regime

Health

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

Health

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Health

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

Health

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Health

Department of Health internal functions:

  • Administration of Aged Care Quality and Compliance
  • Security Sensitive Biological Agents Regulatory Scheme, Office of Health Protection
  • Office of Hearing Services
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration

Home Affairs

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Home Affairs

Department of Home Affairs internal functions:

  • Facilitation of trade and customs
  • Facilitation of travel
  • Delivery of visitor, temporary resident, migration and citizenship programmes
  • Delivery of humanitarian and refugee programmes
  • Revenue collection
  • Office of Transport Security

Industry, Innovation and Science

Anti-Dumping Commission

Industry, Innovation and Science

IP Australia

Industry, Innovation and Science

Professional Standards Board for Patent and Mark Attorneys

Industry, Innovation and Science

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Industry, Innovation and Science

Department of Industry internal functions:

  • National Measurement Institute
  • National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator
  • Australian Industry Participation Authority

Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities internal functions:

  • Surface Transport Policy
  • Aviation and Transport

Jobs and Small Business

Comcare

Jobs and Small Business

Fair Work Commission

Jobs and Small Business

Fair Work Building and Construction

Jobs and Small Business

Fair Work Ombudsman

Jobs and Small Business

Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

Jobs and Small Business

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Jobs and Small Business

Department of Jobs and Small Business internal function:

  • Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet internal functions:

  • Office of Township Leasing
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

Social Services

Department of Social Services internal function:

  • Administration of the National Rental Affordability Scheme

Treasury

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Treasury

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Treasury

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Treasury

Reserve Bank of Australia Payment System Board

Treasury

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Treasury

Australian Taxation Office

Treasury

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Treasury

Tax Practitioners Board

Treasury

The Treasury internal function:

  • Foreign Investment Review Board

Veterans’ Affairs

Department of Veterans’ Affairs internal function:

  • Commemorations