The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is seeking your feedback on its Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) 2017–18 self-assessments.
The department works with governments and industry partners to grow the value of agricultural trade and reduce risk to the agricultural sector.
It has a diverse role as a policy adviser to government, regulator, researcher, market access negotiator, program administrator and service provider. Collectively, this work contributes to maintaining and improving market access for primary producers, encouraging agricultural productivity in Australia’s primary industries and supporting sustainable, high-quality natural resources to benefit producers and the community.
Regulation is a central part of the department’s role and includes:
- the delivery of biosecurity functions
- the control of exports, including certification
- the regulation of the importation of timber products and processing of raw logs to combat illegal logging
- the monitoring of imported food
- the collection of levies for research, development and marketing
- the implementation of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme.
The department is committed to being an effective and best practice regulator that considers the impact of regulation on regulated entities and the broader community.
As part of being a best practice regulator, the department undertakes an annual assessment of its regulatory performance using the Government’s mandated Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) and has the results validated by external stakeholders before publication.
The self-assessments are now available for your feedback until Monday, 4 March.