- The PGPA Non- Corporate Commonwealth Entity Annual Reporting Rule 2016; PGPA Corporate Commonwealth Entity Annual Reporting Rule 2016; and PGPA Commonwealth Company Annual Reporting Rule 2016 have now been approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) and will take legal effect for the 2015-16 reporting period and future years
- Draft guidance for: Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities; Annual reports for corporate Commonwealth entities; and Annual reports for Commonwealth companies have now been released for consultation (comments due 27 May 2016 to PMRA)
- PMRA Newsletter 37 – 12 April 2016 is available now
- A draft performance maturity model developed to assist entities to improve their performance framework and information was released for consultation (comments are now closed)
- A Finance Secretary Direction has been issued, setting requirements for performance information included in Portfolio Budget Statements
- A lessons learned paper based on the experience of the 2015-16 corporate planning process has been released
The objectives of the Public Management Reform Agenda (PMRA) are to:
- develop a resource management framework that meets the needs of modern government now and into the future
- develop legislation that is functional, easy to understand and covers key elements of the resource management cycle with clear principles and concepts that underpin best practice
- improve the quality of planning, performance information, evaluation and reporting within government to enhance accountability
- implement a risk based approach to regulation within the resource management framework to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
- reduce red tape in administering government activities
- help ensure the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) operates as intended and
- encourage entities to work cooperatively with others to achieve the government’s priorities and objectives.
It will take several years to implement the PMRA reforms and integrate them fully into the practices and processes of Commonwealth entities and companies. Gradual and staged introduction of the reforms will ensure that each element is appropriately tested and refined in light of experience and consultation. The reform process has three broad stages. Stage 1, to establish the PGPA Act, is now complete. Stage 2 is now about:
- improving the quality of planning, performance information and evaluation within government to improve accountability to ministers, the Parliament and the public
- encouraging Commonwealth entities to adopt risk based business processes and systems.
More about the PMRA.
Finance offers a number of ways to stay engaged with the on-going progress of the PMRA reform agenda:
- PMRA Community of Practice
- PMRA Newsletter
- Reform speeches and publications
- Resource management training resources
To join the PMRA Community or subscribe to the PMRA Newsletter, contact us at PMRA@finance.gov.au