Stories

Finance’s People and Projects Office: Assisting in Red Tape Reduction

by Accountability Projects (Department of Finance)

(7 December 2016) This week, we have a guest post from Finance’s People and Project Office, as an example of reducing red tape through combining and rationalising multiple templates. Take it away... continue reading

Launch of the Red Tape Rebels network

by Kayelle Drinkwater, Accountability Projects (Department of Finance)

(29 November 2016) It is with great pleasure that I announce the Red Tape Rebels group was launched last Thursday. Building on the previous Red Tape Champions network, the Red Tape Rebels are the... continue reading

Challenging assumptions about the Commonwealth Procurement Rules

by Accountability Projects (Department of Finance)

(17 November 2016) The final presentation at the recent Red Tape Outreach Session in September 2016 was given by Yvette Sims, Assistant Secretary, Procurement Policy and Advice. Yvette’s presentation... continue reading

ATO: Change culture and empower staff to stop the return of red tape

by Accountability Projects (Department of Finance)

(10 November 2016) At the Red Tape Outreach Session in September 2016, hosted by Finance at One Canberra Avenue, Jodie Thomas, Executive Director, ATO Corporate, spoke about efforts to drive cultural... continue reading

Streamlining financial delegation instruments at the Attorney-General’s Department

by Accountability Projects (Department of Finance)

(28 October 2016)  At the recent Red Tape Outreach Session in September 2016, we were fortunate enough to hear from Trevor Kennedy, Assistant Secretary, Financial Management Branch at the Attorney-... continue reading

Streamlining Multicultural Access and Equity Planning

by The Department of Social Services

(25 July 2016) The Department of Social Services (DSS) has lead responsibility for ensuring that the Multicultural Access and Equity Policy operates across the APS to remove barriers that people from... continue reading

APS collaboration in building Portfolio, Program and Project Management (P3M) capability

by P3M Joint Project Team, Department of Finance and Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

(15 July 2016) In response to the recommendation of the Independent Review of Whole-of-Government Internal Regulation (Belcher Red Tape Review) to streamline and build agency program and project... continue reading

Finance Red Tape Reductions - Internal Financial Governance

by Chief Financial Officer Branch, Department of Finance

(4 July 2016) In the spirit of sharing our internal red tape reduction activities, Finance has recently implemented the following: Finance Accountable Authority Instructions (AAIs) The AAIs have been... continue reading

Improving data collection design and coordination

by Bruce Watson, Executive General Manager, Comcare

ONLINE data collection - Comcare is collaborating with employees and all Commonwealth government departments and portfolio agencies to collect data through digital solutions to improve return to work... continue reading

Streamlining and Automating International Travel

by Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

In late 2015, as part of the Corporate Network Reform Programme, the international travel process was identified as an area for reducing red tape by simplifying, streamlining and standardising the... continue reading