The Australian Government’s Management Advisory Committee has released a report aimed at reducing the level of internal red tape within Federal Government.
The report titled, Reducing Red Tape in the Australian Public Service complements the Government’s response to the Report of the Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business, which considered the burden of red tape on business.
The report sets out a framework to help drive change in the Australian Public Service' thinking and approach to administrative processes. It includes basic principles for scrutinising proposed and existing regulatory and administrative measures, how they can be designed to impose least cost, and how they can be managed effectively once they are in place.
The report acknowledges that the Australian Public Service, like most organisations, faces substantial amounts of internal red tape. It claims that implementation of the framework will deliver significant efficiencies to the Australian Government, and help to sharpen its focus on delivering results for the community.