Better Rules and Rules as Code -references (Australia, NZ mainly)

Published on: 25/02/2020
Last update: 01/10/2020


thought I'd start my participation with creating an information overflow situation - below you'll find a collection of links sent to me by Pia Andrews (

"Here is a list of references that may be useful: Here it is:

·  Rules as Code article with Tim De Sousa about the benefits and opportunities

Please also find additional useful Rules as Code links below for ease of reference.

Better Rules and RaC examples

Further references


Tue, 03/03/2020 - 09:04

Hi Mikael,

Thanks a lot for your super initiative to start collecting refererence materials! What a wealth of resources!

@All: let's share our ideas / further resources around the above - or any related - topic!

Zsofia Sziranyi

Sat, 02/05/2020 - 13:08

Hi Mikael,

thanks for sharing this impressive list of resources, now I am at once up to date in an area where I have my first paper published in 1991. While code representations "alongside the enactment of regulations" would be a fair objective, in the ICT lifecycle we start with requirements capture, then model and analyse to resolve issues among the stakeholders, validate, and only then start coding.

Quality regulations "as code" had better follow a similar drafting path.

- As you work in the tax area, this paper (10 years old) may be of interest to you.

- During the past decade the modeling tools landscape has much improved to the extent that support during the legal drafting can be much broader than illustrated in the previous paper.

Best regards,


Thu, 01/10/2020 - 05:02


The link mentioned above to the Better Rules Community Forum has been closed. The discussion threads have been captured and can be find on the MBIE Better Rules site 

And some recent work we did during covid-19 supporting the roll-out of the wage subsidy scheme.

Pim Willemstein


Thu, 01/10/2020 - 08:15

Hi Tim,

Thanks for the info - we have updated the page with the active link.

The COVID example is also super relevant. We will have a webinar exactly on rules as code solutions in view of the crisis under the upcoming OPSI Government after shock conference. Happy to meet you & interested colleagues there! Best regards, Zsofia