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Charter of consultation and regulatory practice review

The commission is currently reviewing our charter of consultation and regulatory practice.

A new draft charter is now open for public consultation along with a paper describing the process we went through to develop a new approach to engagement and consultation.

The objectives of the new draft charter include:

  • promoting best-practice engagement and regulatory practice
  • focusing on embedding principles that promote fit-for-purpose engagement that encourages continuous improvement
  • contributing to achieving our legislative objectives.

We are now inviting comment on our new draft charter. In particular we would like to hear from you about:

  1. Our principles-based approach – is this the right direction for the commission?
  2. Our principles – have we got them right?
  3. Our approach to regulatory practice – does this line up with what you would expect from the commission?
  4. any other comments about our approach to engagement and consultation?

The updated charter will be supported by a new engagement framework to promote consistency and provide clear direction and guidance for staff.

This will involve developing internal guidelines, a capability development program including training and professional development, ongoing evaluation, monitoring and reporting on our engagement activities.

Submissions

Please email submissions to communication@esc.vic.gov.au with subject title ‘Submission on draft charter of consultation and regulatory practice’.

Or send by mail to:
Attention: Strategic Communication Essential Services Commission
Level 37, 2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
VIC 3000

To promote transparency, we will make all submissions publicly available on our website unless clearly instructed otherwise in the submission.

Timeline

Submissions open – 14 December 2017
Submissions close – 29 January 2018
Final charter release – February 2018

Associated Documents