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Finance plays a central role in providing policy advice to support the Australian Government’s decision-making... read more
In 2016-17, Finance's key priorities include:
supporting the government to deliver its fiscal policy objectives through the Budget and financial advice, management and reporting, as required by the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
supporting the Smaller Government Agenda and ensuring public sector operations are cost-effective, including rationalising surplus office leases and expanding the reform of back-office IT systems and coordinated procurement arrangements for ICT products and services
supporting the government’s agenda to modernise approaches for the efficient delivery and management of publicly funded services and assets... read more
Finance’s central role in supporting government decision-making, particularly around meeting the government’s fiscal policy objectives and broader reform agenda, means it has a complex operating environment. read more
Measuring performance against Finance’s four key purposes is outlined below.
Finance strives to be agile, responsive and actively engaged in collaboration with our stakeholders, and to achieve excellence in the delivery of policy advice and services. read more
Finance has financial governance arrangements in place, including a financial reporting regime and internal controls to support achieving our purposes.
Mapping of Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17 to Corporate Plan 2016–17. read more