Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) Training

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

Sessions will be delivered online or in-person depending on COVID-19 restrictions. There is no charge to attend. For further information please contact the OBPR.

Introduction to the Queensland Government Guide to Better Regulation (Guidelines)

This is a general introduction to the 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 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: 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Thursday 8 April 2021 and Tuesday 17 August 2021.


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 agency-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: 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Thursday 29 April 2021 and Tuesday 19 October 2021.


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 things 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: 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Friday 12 February 2021 and Tuesday 23 November 2021.