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.
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:
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.
Last updated: 19 January 2016