Regulatory institutions and practices

Done well, regulation improves our wellbeing – allowing us to better reach our social, environmental and economic goals. The big challenge is to design regulation and regulators for the future that are clear in their purpose, are designed to maximise the chances of achieving what was intended, and are adaptable to risks and changing circumstances. Through this inquiry, we want to identify where and how to make improvements in the quality and effectiveness of government regulatory institutions and practices.

Key upcoming dates

March 2014: Draft report released for submissions

30 June 2014: Final report due to Government

Issues Paper

Our Issues Paper was released in August 2013 - outlining the inquiry background, our intended approach and the matters about which we sought comment and information. The paper posed a range of questions to help frame consultation at this early stage of the inquiry. Submissions were open 27 Aug - 25 Oct 2013.

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Engagement Meetings

A series of engagement meetings are being held to inform the next steps of the inquiry.

Presentation at Webb Henderson (Auckland) on 16 September 2013.

Register your interest

The Commission seeks your assistance in gathering ideas, opinions and information to ensure the inquiry is well-informed and relevant.

We will keep registered participants informed as the inquiry progresses via email updates at key stages in the inquiry process.

Register your interest.

Inquiry contacts - Regulatory institutions and practices 

Administrative matters:

T:(04) 903 5150

Other matters:

Steven Bailey, Inquiry Director

T:(04) 04 903 5156