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Home Features Risk-based regulation: the right way forward for local government?
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TAGS local government, risk management, regulation
A UK model could help inundated regulators with efficiency, resources and costs. For local government, it might be about breaking some of the rules.
Thinking about the likelihood and risk of rule breaking will help councils deliver a better community result and focus resources where they are most effective.
Local government has a regulatory oversight role in countless areas, including building, planning, food safety and animal management.
However they face the pressure of a growing list of responsibilities and requirements delegated by state/territory governments. In some cases, this occurs without increases in resources and training in how to enforce the regulation.
The issues around local government and regulation became clear in a July 2012 report issued by the Productivity Commission, Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation: the Role of Local Government as Regulator.
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