Stephanie Foster - Australian Public Service Commission's blog

It's like a jungle

Grandmaster Flash’s lyrics spring to mind when I consider our red tape challenge: ‘It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under.

600 hours on red tape
On average, public servants devote 600 hours each year complying with red tape processes. This is time spent on process rather than output. Imagine the impact on productivity and mention job satisfaction, if we could halve the time spent on red tape?