Media Release

Government Seeks Input into Public Sector Shared Services Agenda

MC 60/15

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance

2 December 2015

The Government continues to implement its Smaller Government Reform agenda through targeted initiatives that challenge the way the public sector undertakes its traditional policy and service delivery roles.

The shared and common services programme aims to consolidate the provision of transactional and other common corporate activities to ensure public sector corporate services are sourced in the most efficient and effective way.

The Department of Finance will soon invite private sector organisations to identify opportunities for consolidating corporate services within the public sector.

This engagement is a necessary step in determining the best way to achieve efficiencies in the provision of corporate services and will assist in ensuring better value for money for taxpayers.

This is the first step of the Government’s shared and common services programme which is expected to further contribute to repairing the budget by building on the $44 million of savings already realised within this area in the 2015‑16 Budget.

Information on this market engagement is available through the AusTender website at www.tenders.gov.au.

Further information is available on the Department of Finance’s website:  http://www.finance.gov.au/.

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Media Contact(s): 

Karen Wu - 0428 350 139

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, Perth