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Regulator Performance Framework

​​​​​​​As part of the Australian Government’s Deregulation Agenda, the Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) measures the performance of regulators, by requiring regulators to assess and publically report their overall regulatory performance, which is validated by external stakeholders.

The RPF applies to Australian Government ​entities and functions that have a statutory responsibility to administer, monitor or enforce regulation.

For the Department of Home Affairs (the Department), the RPF applies to the following organisational functions:

  • Delivery of Migration, Settlement and Citizenship Programs
  • Effective Regulation of Aviation and Maritime Security
  • Facilitation of Travel, Trade and Customs

Functions that extend to law enforcement and non-compliance activities and courts or tribunals are exempt from the RPF, including functions relating to detention, illegal maritime arrivals, counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism.

The Department’s current RPF Evidence Metrics, can be found in the Regulator Performance Framework – Self-Assessment 2020–21​.

On 1 July 2021 the Government’s new Regulator Performance Guide came into effect. Alongside the guide, from 1 July 2021 the reporting of regulator performance has been brought into performance reporting obligations under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014. As such, in the future reporting on Regulator Performance for the Department will be incorporated into the Corporate Plan and Annual Report.

Self-assessment Reports​​

​The Department’s published reports under the RPF are below:

Former reports relating to transport security can be found at Transport Security Publications.

External Review Panel Report

In accordance with the Australian Government’s Deregulation Agenda, the Department has conducted an external review to ensure our implementation of the RPF is consisten​t with Government requirements:

Deregulation Annual Report

The Annual Deregulation Report provides an overview of the key activities and achievements that the Department contributed to the Australian Government’s Deregulation Agenda in 2014.

Post 2014, the Department continues to report on our performance as a regulator through the annual RPF Self-assessment Report: