RMG 003 – Good Practice in Government

To support the improved use and management of public resources this page shares good practice examples from across the Commonwealth public sector relating to improved performance arising from:

  • cooperating with others
  • better risk management
  • streamlining and improving internal controls.

Commonwealth entities are welcome to share their own good practice examples by contacting pmra@finance.gov.au.



Department of Finance

The Quit the red tape habit website has stories on the steps Commonwealth entities have taken to reduce internal red tape.  These stories include examples of cooperating with others to reduce internal red tape: 



Department of Finance - Sharing of ideas to reduce red tape

The Department of Finance established the Quit the red tape habit website to encourage and support red tape reduction across the Commonwealth public sector.  The site was establish in response to the recommendations of the Read More...



Australian Taxation Office - SuperStream

In 2015, the ATO established SuperStream to streamline procedures for Australian businesses to meet their superannuation obligations. SuperStream is a standard for processing superannuation data and payments electronically Read More...



Indigenous Land Corporation - Mossman Gorge centre

ILC acquires and manages land projects by initiating strategic projects in collaboration with Indigenous people, other agencies and partners. In June 2012 the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) established an Indigenous eco-tourism enterprise that provides employment and training opportunities Read More...



Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) - Collaborating for better risk management

In 2013-14 AMSA worked with industry to develop tests and carriage requirements to address the risk of liquefaction of bulk iron ore cargoes.  After consulting widely with mining companies, maritime insurers, international interests and other exporting countries, AMSA persuaded the Read More...



Geoscience Australia

In 2006, Geoscience Australia opened the earthquake monitoring and alerting component of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC). The JATWC is part of the Australian Tsunami Warning System, a collaborative Read More...



Department of Health

The Department of Health Corporate Plan notes the difference factors that influence health outcomes such as education, employment, housing and social inclusion and sets out how Read More...



PM&C

The Commonwealth is a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) a voluntary, multi-lateral initiative in which governments commit to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness technologies to strengthen governance.

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