Public Management Reform Agenda

Public Management Reform Agenda

The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) represents a cultural change in Commonwealth resource management, from a compliance approach to a principles-based framework. Commonwealth entities are encouraged to think differently about how they manage resources. The Act is based on the following principles:

  • government should operate as a coherent whole
  • a uniform set of duties should apply to all resources handled by Commonwealth entities
  • performance of the public sector is more than financial
  • engaging with risk is a necessary step in improving performance.

The PGPA Act will be supported by rules and guidance to assist Commonwealth entities to manage public resources.

Tools to assist entities

The following tools are to help Commonwealth entities familiarise with the PGPA Act:


PMRA Newsletters
Readiness for implementation

PMRA Newsletter 01 – 7 February 2014 (PDF) (docx)
PMRA Newsletter 02 – 25 February 2014 (PDF) (docx)
PMRA Newsletter 03 – 14 March 2014 (PDF) (docx)
PMRA Newsletter 04 – 3 April 2014 (PDF) (docx)

Newsletters will be issued regularly. To subscribe to the PMRA Newsletter, please contact us at pmra@finance.gov.au.