Regulatory Impact Analysis training

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) assists Queensland government agencies to apply effective and rigorous Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) as part of their policy development process.

Sessions will be delivered online or in-person. There is no charge to attend. For further information please contact the OBPR.

Introduction to the Queensland Government Guide to Better Regulation

This is a general introduction to the Queensland Government Guide to Better Regulation (guidelines) for those who are new to RIA or would like a refresh.

The session includes:

  • the purpose and benefits of performing RIA and its scope under the guidelines
  • steps for determining a proportional level of analysis and consultation, and the relevant RIA assessment.

This session is now available online to watch at your convenience. Access details will be emailed after registration.

Principles of best practice regulation

Apply the best practice principles for regulation making to a hypothetical policy scenario.

The session includes:

  • an introduction to the COAG (Council of Australian Governments) best practice principles for regulation making
  • the principles to consider at each stage of the policy development cycle
  • a practical demonstration of the application of the principles
  • what the OBPR looks for in agency submissions.

Session dates: Thursday 28 April 2022 and Tuesday 12 July 2022.

Introduction to exclusions

Certain regulatory proposals may not require further RIA if it can be demonstrated they fulfill the exclusion requirements in the guidelines.

The session covers:

  • the different types of regulatory proposals that can be excluded from further RIA
  • when to self-assess proposals and when to submit them to the OBPR
  • how to document agency assessed exclusions
  • how to submit an exclusion to the OBPR.

Session dates: Thursday 10 March 2022 and Tuesday 31 May 2022.

Introduction to sunset reviews

All regulation should be regularly reviewed to determine its continuing relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency. This session is an introduction to the ‘sunset review’ requirements for expiring subordinate regulation.

The session covers:

  • the purposes of sunset reviews and key issues to consider
  • issues to consider when reviewing a regulation
  • the OBPR’s role, including what the OBPR considers when assessing reviews of regulations.

Session dates: Thursday 10 February 2022 and Tuesday 18 October 2022.

Last updated: 1 February 2022