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Public Interest Disclosure Procedure
14th March 2017
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines on the procedures for making a public interest disclosure. Contact authorised officers by: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Post: PO Box 6500, CANBERRA ACT 2600 Phone: 02 6271 6588 The Department has appointed the following authorised officers in relation to public interest disclosures: Mr Stephen Heskett Ms Tara Oliver Mr Lesley (Lee) Steel More information on the Public Interest Disclosure Act is available.
Individuals guidance note
27th February 2017
The Australian Government Guide to Regulation identifies that the Government's regulatory impact analysis requirements apply to regulatory proposals that affect individuals, reflecting the significant regulatory burden experienced by individuals and the Government's objective of reducing it. The purpose of this guidance note is to help agencies to understand when a RIS may be required for proposals that affect individuals and provide guidance on how to quantify the regulatory costs on...
Regulatory burden measurement framework guidance note
27th February 2017
A key principle for Australian Government policy makers in The Australian Government Guide to Regulation is that the cost burden of new regulation must be fully offset by reductions in existing regulatory burden. All regulatory costs, whether arising from new regulations or changes to existing regulation, must be quantified using the Regulatory Burden Measurement framework. The framework must also be used for quantifying offsetting regulatory savings, where applicable. This guidance note...
Carve-outs Guidance Note
27th February 2017
A carve-out is a standing agreement between the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) and a department, removing the need for a preliminary assessment to be sent to OBPR for certain types of regulatory change. This guidance note gives further information about carve-outs, explains how to obtain one, and lists the carve-outs currently in place.
7th February 2017
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a description of the procedures involved in making Commonwealth Acts, especially the procedures coordinated by PM&C.
ANAO audit report on the Indigenous Advancement Strategy - PM&C response
3rd February 2017
The department welcomes the audit of the processes involved in the establishment of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, as a major reform in the administration and delivery of services and programs to Indigenous Australians in response to widespread criticism over many years.
Australia's Eighth Report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women August 2010- July 2014
Office for Women
15th December 2016
The Australian Government is committed to creating an inclusive society where women and men have equal access to opportunities and resources and can thereby participate and contribute equally to the economic and social wellbeing of Australia.
Regulator Performance Framework - Reviewing Performance
13th December 2016
A key purpose of the Regulator Performance Framework is to increase the transparency and accountability of Commonwealth regulators. The primary mechanism to achieve this is the review and reporting mechanism outlined in the Framework. A tiered review process has been adopted to tailor the assessment and monitoring of regulator performance against the Framework to the risk, size and operating environment of individual regulators.
Messaging: encouraging nominations for the Order of Australia.
29th November 2016
If you would like to encourage nominations to the Order of Australia awards in your network or organisation, feel free to use some of the following points to get the message out in emails.