Dealing with Government Regulators

Dealing with Government Regulators

Australia is one of the most highly regulated jurisdictions in the world, especially for professionals and business operators.

We have significant experience in the regulatory arena. We have lawyers who have worked on both sides of the fence – for regulatory agencies and government bodies, as well as for individuals, and small and large corporations. We know what you’re facing – and we can help.

We can assist you proactively to manage risk, including by creating compliance and risk management programs that are specifically tailored to your needs.

We can also assist with issues relating to registration, licencing and accreditation with regulatory bodies.

If you find yourself or your business the subject of an audit or other regulatory scrutiny, we can help you minimise the stress of dealing with government agencies and work towards the best possible outcome. We can advise both individuals and corporations regarding their regulatory dealings and assist with resolving regulatory actions and investigations swiftly. Our experience in working for regulators means that we understand their inner workings in a way that others don’t – which helps us deliver the best possible outcome for you.

Get in touch with us today and we can help you navigate the regulatory landscape – and let you focus on what’s important to you.

A list of some of the professionals and regulators we can assist with is below.

Profession Regulators include:
Health practitioners – including doctors, dentists, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, medical radiation therapists, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, paramedics, podiatrists, ATSIH practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, and others Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


Health Complaints Entities (e.g. Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner (SA))

Other peak bodies


Builders, plumbers, electricians, gas fitters, conveyancers, real estate agents, business brokers, security staff, sales representatives, second hand motor vehicle dealers

The Office of the Commissioner of Consumer and Business Services (CBS, formerly known as OCBA)



Registration boards (e.g. Teachers Registration Board of South Australia)


Veterinary surgeons


Registration boards (e.g. Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia)



CPA Australia

Tax Practitioners Board


Institute of Public Accountants

Sports Professionals  



Peak industry bodies (e.g. Cricket Australia, Football Australia)

Various sporting leagues (e.g. AFL, NRL, NBL)


Architects and Engineers


Registration boards (e.g. Architectural Practice Board of South Australia)



Law Societies

Conduct bodies (e.g. Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner (SA))

Supreme Courts




Civil Aviation Safety Authority


We can also assist with matters relating to:

  • The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Further, we have experience in providing advice in relation to responding to Royal Commissions. If you would like to make a submission to a Royal Commission, or receive a summons to produce documents and/or give evidence before a Commission, and would like assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.