Commonwealth Resource Management Framework Companion

The Commonwealth Resource Management Framework Companion provides an overview of the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework, including:

  • the legislative foundations of the framework: the Australian Constitution, appropriation acts, the PGPA Act and other legislation
  • the overarching principles and rules that govern the use and management of public resources by officials of Commonwealth entities and
  • the Budget process.

 RMG-001 Commonwealth Resource Management Companion [PDF Document 1.46 MB]

The Companion is aimed at officials of Commonwealth entities who are responsible for:

  • establishing and maintaining internal controls in their entity relating to the management of public resource or
  • the preparation and delivery of resource management training.

More broadly the Companion may be of interest to officials who are seeking a greater understanding of the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework.  While the Companion is primarily concerned with the application of the framework to Commonwealth entities, Part 6 outlines the requirements in the PGPA Act that apply to Commonwealth companies.

The following figure provides a high level conceptual view of the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework:

Diagram depicts a conceptual view of the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework. The top half of the diagram shows the Constitution, Appropriation acts, PGPA Act, other legislation and entity internal controls. The bottom half of the diagram shows a tag cloud of topics associated with public resources surrounded by the four stages of the resource management cycle.

The Companion also supports the Resource Management and Budget (RMB) training program.  The RMB training program covers the material discussed in Parts 1 to 5, by showing how the components and processes in the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework work together to support decision-making in Government and ensure the proper use and management of public resources.

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Last updated: 19 January 2016