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Corporate information and resources


DFAT's regulators, the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office, the Australian Sanctions Office and the Australian Passports Office, are committed to providing streamlined services and minimising the burden and cost of regulation for our clients. Further information about the Government's deregulation agenda is available from the Deregulation Taskforce.

Regulator performance

The Regulator Performance Guide for Commonwealth regulators commenced on 1 July 2021 and forms an important part of the Government's work to lift regulator performance, capability and culture. The guide outlines the principles of best practice that underpin the Australian Government's expectations of regulator performance. These principles are:

  • continuous improvement and building trust
  • risk based and data driven
  • Collaboration and engagement.

The guide also assists Commonwealth regulators to report on their performance against these expectations. Using the guide and in consultation with key stakeholders, DFAT is revising performance metrics for the Australian Passport Office, Australia's Sanctions Office (previously Australia's Sanctions Regulator) and the Australian Safeguards and Non-proliferation Office. As these are finalised they will be published here.

Under the new Performance Guide, regulators are no longer required to submit a performance self-assessment. Instead regulator performance will be included as part of DFAT's broader performance framework including in the Corporate Plan and Annual Report.

Annual self-assessments

Past regulator self-assessments are published below.

2021-2022 regulator self-assessments:

2019-2020 regulator self-assessments:

2018-19 regulator self-assessments:

2017-18 regulator self-assessments:

2016-17 regulator self-assessments:

2015-16 regulator self-assessments:

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