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 Commonwealth entities

To raise awareness about the PGPA Act among people working for your entity: Introduction to the PGPA Act videoPGPA video play PGPA Act information posterPGPA Poster
PGPA Act implementation training slides:

To prepare for the PGPA Act: Draft model resource management instructions for non-corporate Commonwealth entities (formerly Chief Executive Instructions for FMA Act agencies) – to assist entities to review and update internal controls and procedures before 1 July 2014 (and accompanying resource management instructions guidance)
Comparisons between the provisions of the FMA Act and CAC Act and the PGPA Act:

PGPA Act compendium – describes the legislative instruments, policy and guidance that will support the provisions in the PGPA Act

New policy and guidance:

Continuing rules:

Other draft rules and guidance

To participate in reforms after 1 July: Commonwealth Performance Framework: Project Plan (17 April 2014)
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)
PMRA Newsletter 05 – 17 April 2014 (PDF) (docx)

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