Stories

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

by Louise Hand PSM

Since February 2015, the red tape review has sought out and addressed processes that have become obstacles as we go about our work. Following many consultations in Canberra and with posts, the review... continue reading

Reducing red tape - streamlining internal policies and instructions

by Australian Taxation Office

The ATO retired its former overly-prescriptive, ‘hard to use’ and complex internal policies called Corporate Management Practice Statements and Instructions. These have been replaced with short,... continue reading

Department of Finance

by The Internal Red Tape Team

Staff consultation within the Department of Finance has identified lots of opportunities to reduce red tape. Initial changes addressing internal red tape that relate to Finance’s current practices... continue reading