Ministerial Statements of Expectations expand on the principles of regulator best practice with which all regulators are required to comply. The principles of regulator best practice are:

  1. Continuous improvement and building trust: regulators adopt a whole-of-system perspective, continuously improving their performance, capability and culture, to build trust and confidence in Australia’s regulatory settings.
  2. Risk-based and data-driven: regulators maintain essential safeguards, using data and digital technology to manage risks proportionately to minimise regulatory burden and to support those they regulate to comply and grow.
  3. Collaboration and engagement: regulators are transparent and responsive, implementing regulations in a modern and collaborative way.

The Attorney-General’s 2021 Ministerial Statement of Expectations to the Federal Safety Commissioner.

Regulators provided with a Ministerial Statement of Expectations by a Minister are expected to outline how they will conduct operations in accordance with the statement. This response is called a Regulator’s Statement of Intent.

The Federal Safety Commissioner’s Statement of Intent to the Attorney-General.