About this document
This document sets out the six core elements of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s approach to improving compliance with national environmental law.
- Intelligence – We use intelligence to understand the types and degree of non-compliance, and to predict what sort of non-compliance we may face in the future. Intelligence enables a more proactive approach to managing compliance.
- Risk analysis is a well-established method for identifying and assessing factors that could lead to non-compliance, or prevent non-compliance from being managed appropriately. It provides an objective, structured method for deciding what we focus on.
- Strategy brings together our intelligence and risk analysis. Our strategy is outlined in the Department's Compliance Policy and the Office of Compliance Annual Compliance Plan 2018-19.
- Monitoring. We proactively work with our stakeholders to identify and manage non-compliance. Monitoring, inspections and audits provide information about compliance with national environmental laws.
- Operations include engagement and collaboration with our stakeholders, as well as our investigation and enforcement activities.
- Evaluation and reporting. We measure what we have done and assess how that work has achieved environmental outcomes. We use this information to improve our approach to managing non-compliance.