Rethinking the Regulatory Structure


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The seminar reviews the issues involved in establishing and maintaining Australia’s suite of regulators. It considers issues like whether ASIC should be funded by fees and whether it’s consumer protection role should be moved to the ACCC.

It also asks whether APRA’s decisions should subject to appeal and whether it should be granted greater independence.

About the Presenter:

Rod is an Adjunct Professor of Economics, Monash University, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow, Victoria University’ President, Economic Society of Australia (Victorian Branch) and was a senior executive at the Commonwealth Bank for the last decade after earlier stints as Chief Economist for the Business Council of Australia, and Head of Economic Policy in the Victorian Cabinet Office.

Prior to that, Rod was one of Australia’s leading academic economists as Professor of Economics at Latrobe University and as a Professor of Economics at La Trobe University. Rod was also an author in the ACFS Funding Australia’s Future Stage 1 Project. Rod is currently working on a book on the history of the Australian economy.

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