Craft Conversation - The Digital Regulator

The Craft Conversations are a series of live discussions aimed at highlighting emerging contemporary practices, discussing up to date and emerging issues and challenges, and providing a platform to promote real world successes from across the APS.

Using data and digitisation for oversight and enforcement is increasingly part of the work of most regulators. But many of us are still grappling with what this means.

This panel discussion is an overview for regulators who are not data specialists. We review the key possibilities for better regulation using data and digital records in Australia and some of the risks that we need to watch.

Participant benefits

In this panel discussion, we ask:  

  • What does it mean for regulators to be responsible for data design and use?
  • What does the emerging practice for digital regulation in fields such as health and environment in Australia and overseas?
  • What do RegTech and blockchain offer as regulatory tools?
  • What does data governance mean for  regulatory stewardship in Australia?


Professor Veronica Taylor


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Prof Veronica Taylor works in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at ANU and as an Expert Advisor to the Regulatory Reform Division in the Department of Finance. Her work focusses on regulatory justice, accountable governance, and the professional practice of regulation

Panel Members

Cathy Fussell


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Cathy Fussell is a Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Scholar at ANU and Special Adviser on Big Data Strategy at the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.

Professor Kathryn (Kate) Henne


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Prof. Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at ANU and an expert in the interface between inequality, technoscience and regulation.

Dr Damian Clifford


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Dr Damian Clifford is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law and Associate Researcher at the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London). His research focuses on data protection, privacy and the regulation of technology.

Matthew Power


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Matthew Power is the General Manager responsible for the Renewable Energy Target Branch at the Clean Energy Regulator. The Renewable Energy Target is an Australian Government scheme designed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in the electricity sector and encourage the additional generation of electricity from sustainable and renewable sources. Mr Power has extensive experience in regulatory environments, with more than 15 years’ experience in regulatory agencies within Commonwealth government. Mr Power has qualifications in science and commerce and postgraduate qualifications in management. 

Suitable for

APS 1 – SES 3

Craft and User level

This program aligns with the Implementation and Services craft at the Foundation level.


Free of charge.

1 hour, 12:00–1:00 pm AEST
Event type
Australia wide
$0 per attendee
500 seats