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A Standard for Regulatory Compliance? Industry Self-regulation, the Courts and AS3806-1998


Carroll, PGH and McGregor-Lowndes, M, A Standard for Regulatory Compliance? Industry Self-regulation, the Courts and AS3806-1998, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 60, (4) pp. 80-91. ISSN 0313-6647 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/1467-8500.00243


The primary objective of this article is to describe recent Australian moves to greater industry self-regulation and, within that context, to examine the development of AS3806, a voluntary standard developed by Standards Australia, which firms may use as a model or template for the design and management of their regulatory compliance systems. The article is divided into four sections. The first provides an outline of recent Australian developments regarding industry self-regulation and compliance. The second describes the growing interest in industry codes of conduct and the role of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The third describes the main features of AS 3806. The fourth examines the question of compliance standards in relation to the legal process, focusing on two recent cases and is followed by a conclusion.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Public services policy advice and analysis
UTAS Author:Carroll, PGH (Professor Peter Carroll)
ID Code:35689
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-05-10

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