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The Department of Social Services (DSS) has lead responsibility for ensuring that the Multicultural Access and Equity Policy operates across the APS to remove barriers that people from different cultural and linguistic (CALD) backgrounds can face in accessing Australian Government programmes and services and achieving equity of outcomes. These barriers may include difficulty communicating in English or unfamiliarity with government processes and procedures.
In response to the recommendation of the Independent Review of Whole-of-Government Internal Regulation (Belcher Red Tape Review) to streamline and build agency program and project management capability, the Department of Finance (Finance) and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) have engaged with agency P3M practitioners and jointly delivered a number of quick wins to address the recommendation.
A thought provoking article - Unthinking custom and practice is the enemy of innovation, and unless questioned, will maintain the status quo. Ethics Centre chief Simon Longstaff explains how constructive subversion can help public sector leaders shake things up.


The Auditor-General has published a new risk-management framework for the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) to strengthen its management practices and decision-making processes. Click here to access

Auditor-General, Grant Hehir said managing risk effectively was critical to the success of the ANAO in meeting its responsibilities.

DFAT has released the much anticipated sequel to its Red Tape Review, DFAT's response to Barbara Belcher's Independent Review of Whole-of-Government Internal Regulation. See The Mandarin article: Creative videos enliven DFAT's red tape busting