Regulation

Incompetence, Fraud, and Corruption

Those old enough to remember the 80s and 90s will have noticed the distinct absence of good news these days, replaced by never-ending stories about incompetence, fraud and corruption. Bad customer service,…

Broken Systems – Corporate Criminal Justice Has Never Existed

Over recent years there has been an ever-growing dialog about how to deal with the transnational, organised crime associated with the trade in endangered species and environmental goods. As the legal and…

What is the Purpose of Announceables?

In August 2019, then environment minister Sussan Ley formally announced Australia’s intention to close the domestic trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn. You would assume that by now, three years later,…

The Deliberate Ignorance of Global Supply Chains

One of the truly strange by-products of globalisation and just-in-time production is the ruthless efficiency yet deliberate ignorance of the global supply chains that make this system work. Today, most, if not…

Great Reads – All Highlight The Need For Good Regulation

Complex problems can’t be solved without understanding the underlying drivers and enablers. From biodiversity loss to the climate crisis, and more besides, a key enabling factor is secrecy. From shell companies to…