Join IPAA ACT and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for a 2-day conference on regulatory reform.

The conference will bring together leaders and experts to discuss regulatory reform, its challenges and opportunities and the vital role it can play in driving economic growth. 

When you attend the conference you’ll hear insights from an exceptional line-up of industry leaders, academics, State and Commonwealth regulators and policy makers.

Discussions will cover the latest on the Government’s Deregulation Agenda, including the drive to improve regulatory settings and regulator performance and culture, showcasing work by the Deregulation Taskforce in addressing complex, cross-jurisdictional regulatory challenges such as modernising business communications and streamlining overlapping regulations.

Join conversations on:

  • The role of regulatory reform in economic growth and its impact on Australian business.
  • The future of regulation in Australia and the opportunities presented by new technologies.
  • Addressing complex, cross-jurisdictional regulatory challenges and how other jurisdictions tackle these issues.
  • Principles of best practice regulation including performance, culture and capability of regulators.

The two-day program includes keynote addresses, panel discussions, and masterclasses on these topics. You will have an opportunity to engage in the discussion, ask questions of our speakers and strengthen your networks with other participants.


The conference will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the future direction of the Australian Government’s Deregulation Agenda.
  • Hear about regulatory reform across jurisdictions from international, state and territory representatives.
  • Share your experience and insights on the regulatory challenges that impact you.  
  • Understand how you can interact effectively across Government to drive better regulatory outcomes.
  • Gain insights on business perspectives on the impact of regulation and ways to make meaningful change.  
  • Grow your networks and connect with others on the regulatory issues that matter to you.
  • Challenge your thinking around your role in driving regulatory reform and the impact you can have to influence the direction of regulatory reform in the future.


The Hon Ben Morton MP
Minister Assisting the
Prime Minister and Cabinet

Anna Bligh AC
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Banking Association

John Kehoe
Economics Editor 
Australian Financial Review

Michael Brennan
Productivity Commission

Dr Subho Banerjee
Deputy CEO

Arie Freiberg AM
Emeritus Professor
Monash University

Bryan Chapple
Deputy Secretary
New Zealand Treasury

Meghan Quinn PSM
Deputy Secretary, Markets Group
The Treasury

Jeremy Hirschhorn
Second Commissioner - Client Engagement
Australian Taxation Office

Dr Pamela Hanrahan
Professor of Commercial Law and Regulation

Dr David Gruen
Australian Statistician
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Anna Cronin
Better Regulation Victoria

Rod Sims

Chris Jordan AO
Australian Taxation Office

David Parker AM
Clean Energy Regulator

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM
Secretary, The Treasury
President, IPAA ACT


  • Those who are seeking better understanding of regulation in government including those who are new to regulatory development and reform in the public sector context.
  • Those who want to connect with government and learn about ways to shape and engage in the regulatory reform agenda.



16-17 February 2022  (to be confirmed)


DAY 1 | 9.30am – 6:30pm
DAY 2 | 9.30am – 4:30pm


Hyatt Hotel, Canberra


Members: $690
Non-Members: $1380
Virtual attendance: $110


Save the date of 16-17 February 2022 for now. 


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact IPAA ACT at or call 02 6154 9800. 

Terms and conditions for the Regulatory Reform Conference can be accessed here

Contact IPAA

ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

Postal Address

PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

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