The Queensland Government established the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) to assist agencies in applying effective and rigorous regulatory impact analysis (RIA) as part of their standard policy development process.


The Queensland Government Guide to Better Regulation (August 2016), replaces the RIS System Guidelines (July 2013) and is an administrative policy approved by the Treasurer, to assist agencies in developing regulation that is necessary, effective and efficient and has clear benefits for Queensland.

The Guide emphasises RIA be integrated early in the policy development process to:

  • improve agency awareness of key issues
  • provide an emphasis on community consultation
  • enhance consideration of the costs and benefits of different options.

The aim of undertaking RIA is to provide government decision makers with better quality information when considering regulation.

Government agencies are strongly encouraged to engage early with OBPR on issues that may require a regulatory response.


For information relating to the Sugar Regulatory Impact Statement click here.