MasterCraft Series – OBPR Masterclass
How Regulators Can Connect to Evidence-based Policy Analysis
In this 2-hour session, advisers from the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) will focus on the important relationship between policy design and policy implementation and how regulators can connect to evidence-based policy analysis.
The session will begin with an overview of the OBPR, the policy impact analysis framework and the 7 impact analysis questions. It will then discuss the role that regulators play in the policy development process and explore some important recent policy successes and failures, with an emphasis on the role of implementation in that success or failure. Policy evaluation, crucial to understanding how a policy is performing as against its objectives, will also be briefly discussed, as will the Regulator Performance Guide.
Leon Mahtani is an Adviser in the Office of Best Practice Regulation at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, with responsibility for the Treasury Portfolio.
He was previously a Senior Associate in a tax specialist law firm in Sydney, where he specialised in income tax and tax dispute resolution. Prior to this, he worked in a variety of roles at the Australian Taxation Office.
Sarah Biggins-Gilchrist is an Adviser in the Office of Best Practice Regulation at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, with responsibility for the Defence and Home Affairs Portfolios.
She previously worked as an Operations Officer at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, supporting the preparation and implementation of the 2021 Census. Sarah is currently completing studies at the Australian National University in International Relations and Political Science.
- Learn about the OBPR's work, Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) and Regulatory Impact Statements (RIS).
- Hear about the regulatory-policy development feedback loop.
- Consider examples of implementation and evaluation of policy development and RIA.
- Understand the importance of evaluation, and the Regulator Performance Guide.
APS 1 – SES Band 1
Craft and User Level
This workshop aligns with the Implementation and Services craft at the Foundation level.
Free of charge.