Commonwealth regulatory functions reporting against the Regulator Performance Framework

The Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) applies to those Commonwealth entities and functions that have a statutory responsibility to administer, monitor, or enforce regulation by undertaking some or all of the following activities.

Activities of a Regulator

  • licensing and/or approvals processes, including registration/accreditation, that control entry to or participation in a market;
  • monitoring and compliance activities, including imposing and collecting fees;
  • enforcement actions for non-compliance and complaints resolution; and
  • providing advice and guidance regarding compliance with regulation, including education around compliance.

Commonwealth Regulatory Functions in Scope

The following Commonwealth regulatory functions will report against the RPF:

Portfolio Regulator/Regulatory Function

Agriculture and Water Resources

Australian Fisheries and Management Authority

Agriculture and Water Resources

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Agriculture and Water Resources

Australian Grape and Wine Authority (formerly Wine Australia Corporation)

Agriculture and Water Resources

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Agriculture and Water Resources

Department of Agriculture internal functions:

  • delivery of biosecurity and export certification
  • Regulation of the importation of timber products and processing of raw logs to combat illegal logging
  • Monitoring of imported food
  • Collection of levies for research, development and marketing
  • Water efficiency labelling

Attorney General’s

Australian Financial Security Authority

Attorney General’s

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Attorney General’s

Attorney-General’s Department internal functions:

  • Regulation of family dispute resolution practitioners
  • Marriage Celebrants Programme

Communications and the Arts

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Defence

Department of Defence internal functions:

  • Export of defence and dual-use goods (DECO)
  • Non-Defence access to Woomera Prohibited area
  • US Trade Treaty

Education

Australian Skills Quality Authority

Education

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Education

Department of Education internal function:

  • Schools Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement

Employment

Comcare

Employment

Fair Work Commission

Employment

Fair Work Building and Construction

Employment

Fair Work Ombudsman

Employment

Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

Employment

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Employment

Department of Employment internal function:

  • Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

Environment

Bureau of Meteorology

Environment

Clean Energy Regulator

Environment

Director of National Parks

Environment

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Environment

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Environment

Department of the Environment internal functions:

  • Australia’s Antarctic Environment Management Plans
  • Environmental Assessment and Compliance Division
  • Environment Quality
  • Parks Australia
  • Wildlife, Heritage and Marine

Finance

Australian Electoral Commission

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade internal functions:

  • Australian Passport Office
  • Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
  • International Sanction Regime

Health

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

Health

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Health

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)

Health

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Health

Department of Health internal functions:

  • Administration of Aged Care Quality and Compliance
  • Health Protection
  • Hearing Services
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration

Immigration and Border Protection

Department of Immigration and Border Protection internal functions:

  • Facilitation of trade and customs
  • Facilitation of travel
  • Delivery of visitor, temporary resident, migration and citizenship programmes
  • Delivery of humanitarian and refugee programmes
  • Revenue collection

Industry, Innovation and Science

Anti-Dumping Commission

Industry, Innovation and Science

IP Australia

Industry, Innovation and Science

Professional Standards Board for Patent and Mark Attorneys

Industry, Innovation and Science

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Industry, Innovation and Science

Department of Industry internal functions:

  • Commercial Building Disclosure Programme
  • National Measurement Institute
  • National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator
  • Australian Industry Participation Authority
  • Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Regulator

Infrastructure and Regional Development

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Infrastructure and Regional Development

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Infrastructure and Regional Development

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development internal functions:

  • Surface Transport Policy
  • Aviation and Transport
  • Office of Transport Security

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Executive Director of Township Leasing

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

Social Services

Department of Social Services internal function:

  • Administration of the National Rental Affordability Scheme

Treasury

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Treasury

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Treasury

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Treasury

Reserve Bank of Australia Payment System Board

Treasury

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Treasury

Australian Taxation Office

Treasury

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Treasury

Tax Practitioners Board

Treasury

The Treasury internal function:

  • Foreign Investment Review Board

Veterans’ Affairs

Department of Veterans’ Affairs internal function:

  • Commemorations