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3 Smaller and More Rational Government Ministerial Paper Paper by Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance May 2014

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5 MINISTER S FOREWORD One of the key commitments of the Abbott Government is to reduce the size of government and to ensure that government services are as efficient and well-targeted as possible. The Smaller Government initiatives announced in the Federal Budget are part of a methodical ongoing effort to reduce the total number of Australian Government bodies. These decisions build on steps taken shortly after the 2013 election to abolish unnecessary advisory bodies and boards, take steps towards our first major privatisation and abolish a number of agencies including statutory authorities. Commonwealth bodies play a vital role in advising the Government, delivering public services and enforcing the law. However across the Commonwealth we have too many inefficient and complex structures, which create costs that should be avoidable. In some areas we are investing in bodies that are adding marginal value or are duplicating each other or other levels of government. The National Commission of Audit was asked to consider opportunities to streamline government structures and identify improvements that would ensure greater value for taxpayers money. The recommendations and reform principles proposed by the Commission provided an important input into designing smaller government reforms. Many of these reforms will preserve delivery of the same range of services, but will ensure that overly-bureaucratic structures are simplified where possible. Where we have consolidated functions into government departments or merged smaller bodies into larger agencies, this will enhance lines of accountability. The reforms we have implemented following the election and those announced in the Budget will achieve ongoing savings and greatly simplify the structures of government in several areas. But it is important to acknowledge that the number of Australian Government bodies still remains high and more can be done to further rationalise bodies and find other efficiencies. A third phase of reductions and consolidations will take place ahead of the next Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, following further due diligence on additional reform options. The Abbott Government is facing up to the structural challenges that have been ignored for too long. Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance iii

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7 CONTENTS MINISTER S FOREWORD...iii DELIVERING A SMALLER AND MORE RATIONAL GOVERNMENT FOOTPRINT... 1 DELIVERING A SMALLER AND MORE RATIONAL GOVERNMENT FOOTPRINT... 2 PHASING OF REFORM... 2 NEW INITIATIVES... 4 POLICY FRAMEWORK THE PROBLEMS WITH OVER-GROWN GOVERNMENT SUMMARY APPENDIX A APPENDIX B v

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9 DELIVERING A SMALLER AND MORE RATIONAL GOVERNMENT FOOTPRINT 1

10 DELIVERING A SMALLER AND MORE RATIONAL GOVERNMENT FOOTPRINT PHASING OF REFORM The Abbott Government is undertaking reforms to reduce the number of government bodies further and make the operations of remaining public sector organisations more efficient. We recognise that it is important to get the policy settings right for a leaner and more business-like administration. Reforms to remove or amalgamate government bodies will be implemented in a methodical and phased approach. The first phase of reform was implemented prior to the 2014 Budget, including Machinery of Government reforms in September 2013 and initiatives included in the December 2013 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. This included shifting the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); combining the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism into the Department of Industry and DFAT; merging the functions of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport into other departments; abolishing 23 advisory bodies; and commencing the process to sell Medibank Private. The full list of phase one reforms is at Appendix A. Altogether decisions taken pre-budget have resulted in a reduction of 40 government bodies. In the Budget the Abbott Government announced the second phase of reform, that will result in abolition of another 36 government bodies. Details of these reforms are listed at Appendix B. These reductions will be achieved through closures, mergers and consolidations of functions into departments. The Government will also commission scoping studies to consider the future of five bodies, assessing new delivery options including privatisation. The third phase of consolidation of the number of government bodies will be announced as part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. To support better decision-making and limit the creation of new government bodies in the future, an Australian Government Governance Policy will be released in the second half of

11 Together phase one and two of the Smaller Government agenda will affect 88 government bodies plus three proposed bodies that the previous Government had provided funding for. These decisions will result in the abolition of 76 bodies. Some 16 of these reforms involve consolidation of functions from abolished bodies into government departments. Another 25 bodies are to be merged into other types of government bodies. One privatisation has been commenced and five scoping studies have been announced that may result in further privatisations. Acting early to deliver a smaller and more rational government footprint will contribute to fiscal repair and to the sustainability of government operations. Table 1: Initiatives to reform government bodies Principal Secondary Total Phase 1: Post-election (a) Cease (b) Transfer to Private Sector (c) Consolidate (d) Merge (e) Stop establishment of bodies Total decisions Abolition subtotal (a) to (d) Phase 2: Budget (a) Cease (b) Transfer to Private Sector (c) Consolidate (d) Merge (e) Stop establishment of bodies Total decisions Abolition subtotal (a) to (d) Total abolition of bodies less (e) Other reforms in the Budget Scoping studies Back-office mergers Total number of reform initiatives includes stopping the establishment of bodies (e) Source: Department of Finance and the Australian Government Notes: Assumes an existing body becomes the head structure for the merged merits review tribunal, and a similar approach for the merger of blood, organ and tissue responsibilities. Alternatively if entirely new legal structures are created in these areas, total abolitions will be greater. All six Health bodies proposed for merger are counted, pending final arrangements

12 NEW INITIATIVES Reductions to the number of government bodies The Government is taking strong and early action to reduce the footprint of the public sector. The Budget contains a number of measures that reduce the number of Australian Government bodies and streamline the shape of government. These reforms are detailed at Appendix B. The Budget includes proposals affecting 48 government bodies plus two proposed bodies that the previous Government had committed to establishing. In summary: In this second phase of reform the Government will abolish 36 government bodies and stop the creation of a further two bodies. The reforms will merge back-office functions of another seven bodies. Scoping studies will be sought on a further five bodies. The abolition of 36 bodies in the Budget will be achieved through the following changes. Cessation of 10 bodies including: the Abalone Aquaculture Health Accreditation Workshop, the Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the Australian River Co. Limited, the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee and its legal committee, the National Water Commission, the COAG Reform Council, the Office of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor and the Prime Minister s Indigenous Business Policy Advisory Group. Consolidating the functions of several bodies into Departments. - The most significant of these reforms will consolidate the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service into the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to form a single operational border agency. - The functions of Health Workforce Australia, General Practice Education and Training Limited and the Australian National Preventive Health Agency, will be consolidated into the Department of Health. - The functions of the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency will be consolidated into the Department of Communications. 4

13 - The roles of the Grape and Wine Research and Development Selection Committee and Wine Australia Corporation Selection Committee will be subsumed in the Department of Agriculture. A number of mergers will bring together the complementary expertise of related bodies that are working in related fields. - Comsuper will merge into the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation. - Five civilian merit review tribunals will be amalgamated into a single organisation including: the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Classification Review Board, the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal (which constitute one body), and the Social Security Appeals Tribunal. - The back-office functions of seven Canberra-based cultural collection institutions and archival institutions will be amalgamated to realise synergies. These seven organisations have a similar focus and are geographically sited in close proximity: the National Archives, the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Gallery, the National Library, the National Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and Old Parliament House. - Different functions of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will be merged into the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the Attorney-General s Department. - The Private Health Insurance Administration Council will have some functions merged into the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and others into the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, while the Private Health Insurance Industry Ombudsman merges into the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman. - The AQUAPLAN Working Group will be merged into the Aquaculture Committee. - Several bodies will be merged into the National Biosecurity Committee: the Australian Weeds Committee, Biosafety and Biosecurity Working Group and Established Pests and Diseases Working Group. - The National Competition Council Secretariat will merge into the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. 5

14 - The National Blood Authority will merge with the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority. In consultation with the State and Territories, the Government will also consider opportunities for more streamlined and efficient arrangements to drive much needed productivity and performance improvements in the health care sector. The National Commission of Audit has highlighted that there is scope to improve the way data is collected, analysed and disseminated by the multitude of Australian Government bodies currently working in this field. - Subject to consultation, a new health productivity and performance commission will be formed by merging the following existing bodies with related functions: the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, the Independent Hospitals Pricing Authority, the National Health Funding Body, the National Health Funding Pool Administrator, the National Health Performance Authority and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. - These bodies have related functions around improving the quality of health care and raising awareness of particular health matters. By operating as separate entities, opportunities are being lost for more coordinated administration and the combined overheads are wasteful. Preventing commencement of new agencies The Abbott Government announced in the Budget that it will not proceed with the establishment of two new bodies which the previous Government sought to establish and fund in The Government will not proceed with the plans of the previous Government to create a Student Identifiers Agency. Instead the Abbott Government will achieve savings by appointing a statutory officeholder within the Department of Industry to administer the same set of responsibilities. Likewise funding will be reclaimed by ceasing plans to establish a Brisbane Cross River Rail and Melbourne Metro Projects Advisory Board. This will help repair the Budget and fund policy priorities. Assessing future ownership options In the Budget, the Government has provided funding for scoping studies into future ownership options for Defence Housing Australia, Australian Hearing, the Royal Australian Mint and the registry function of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. A scoping study will also consider more efficient options for the Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme. 6

15 Divestment of assets will also occur within agencies. A number of properties which are surplus to the needs of agencies will be progressively sold over the next three years and savings will be redirected to repair the Budget. The Government will also achieve further efficiencies through implementing a Contestability Framework to assess whether particular government functions should be open to competition and how competition should occur. This will allow competing providers to come from both inside and outside government and help ensure that government functions are undertaken in the most efficient manner by the organisation most able to do so. Under this new framework, over the next three years, government functions will be systematically reviewed to determine if they are, in whole or in part, appropriate for competition. As a principle, government bodies should not be given preference as service delivery agents, where others are more capable of providing the same service. The world has changed greatly from the time when governments enjoyed an insurmountable advantage in running sophisticated public services, owing to their access to information, supporting capital and technology. Greater competition will result in better value for money in the efficient delivery of functions and will help provide more agile service delivery to the public. Implementation work on phase one reforms Several of the most significant initiatives announced in the first phase of agency rationalisation have been subsequently included as measures in the Budget. These budget measures will achieve: Savings from consolidating AusAID into DFAT, including from removing duplication in corporate functions, introducing more efficient models for administering Official Development Assistance and creating other efficiencies. Savings from consolidating the key parts of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, the Arts and Sport into the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. These savings will be achieved through the removal of duplication in corporate functions. Proceeds from the sale of Medibank Private. Timing for implementation of phase two initiatives Most of the phase two initiatives announced in the Budget are to take effect by 1 July Some reforms may take longer where there are existing Federal-State arrangements that require re-negotiation, or where more efficient replacement bodies need to be established in legislation. 7

16 The forecast savings The reforms in the Budget will deliver total savings of $530 million through to These ongoing savings are necessary so that the Government can repair the Budget and strengthen Australia s future. In some cases where a service delivered by a government body has been funded via a levy and that body is abolished or streamlined, savings from the more efficient new arrangements will ultimately be enjoyed by those who pay the levy. Some reforms will have transitional costs associated with IT system changes, staff redundancies, or costs for winding up legacy contracts. However as reforms are implemented, there will be substantial long-term benefits to taxpayers from permanent structural reductions to government overheads. Table 2: Smaller Government Savings in the Budget Smaller Government measures Year Total Source: Budget Paper No. 2. A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in expenditure; no sign before an estimate indicates increased expenditure. Notes: These figures exclude savings such as those from reduced grant, loan and other programme expenses which are not directly related to operational overheads and therefore are not directly attributable to more efficient government structures. The figures in this table therefore exclude the savings that will be achieved from: 1. Abolishing grants administered by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency which total approximately $357.0 million in funding. 2. Savings for the Infrastructure Investment Programme administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development of $113.5 million from onwards. The savings included for the measure Strengthen and enhance Australia's border protection services reflect the net impact on the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. The breakdown of these Budget savings into individual budget measures is shown at Table 3 on the following page. Further information on which government bodies are connected to particular policy measures is set out in Appendices A and B. 8

17 9 Table 3: Smaller Government Measures in the Budget Measure title (page reference for Budget Paper 2 in brackets) Portfolio Year Total Collection agencies - consolidation of back office functions (p.63) Attorney-General's Privacy and Freedom of Information functions - new arrangement (p.64) Attorney-General's Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency - abolition and Communications transfer to the Department of Communications (p.68) Additional reductions in the number of Australian Government bodies (p.70-71) Cross-portfolio National Water Commission cessation (p.109) Environment Contestability Framework (p.116) Finance Medibank Private Limited sale (p.117) Finance Scoping studies for four operations of government (p.117) Finance Surplus Commonwealth Properties divestment (p.233) Finance Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - realising efficiencies (p.122) Foreign Affairs and Trade Australian National Preventive Health Agency abolish (p.145) Health More Efficient Health Workforce Development (p.146) Health Strengthen and enhance Australia's border protection services (p.157) Immigration and Border Protection Australian Renewable Energy Agency cessation (p.163) Industry Unique Student Identifier - revised industry government arrangement (p.171) Industry Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development - savings (p.181) Infrastructure and Regional Development Council of Australian Governments Reform Council cessation (p.187) Prime Minister and Cabinet National Security Legislation Monitor cessation (p.187) Prime Minister and Cabinet National Competition Council Secretariat transfer (p.217) Treasury Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme - independent scoping study (p.220) Veterans' Affairs Source: Budget Paper No. 2. Notes: Where relevant, figures include offsetting reductions in revenue. The note for table 2 marked with an asterisk () is applicable to the three measures with that same annotation above. Table 3 consists mainly of phase two initiatives but also includes some reforms that were announced as part of phase one, with their fiscal impacts recognised in the Budget.

18 While savings from rationalising some government bodies can be limited or difficult to quantify because of mergers or consolidations, the savings were never the primary reason for any of these reforms. Of equal importance the Smaller Government initiatives create more coherent and effective government structures. The importance of ongoing reform The National Commission of Audit has recommended that a large number of public bodies be subject to closer examination, with a view to making further reforms. The Abbott Government will make decisions on further reforms by the end of 2014, to ensure a thorough and wide-ranging approach to finding further opportunities to rationalise bureaucratic structures. The Smaller Government reform agenda is based upon methodical re-thinking of the Commonwealth s responsibilities from first principles. In some cases this re-assessment points to a shedding of functions (winding up some bodies, transferring functions to non-government or commercial providers, or return of responsibilities to the states and territories) and in other cases requires more efficient structures (through streamlining functions, consolidating bodies into departments, or merging bodies). Rationalising the number of Australian Government bodies will bring a number of benefits including: Reducing the number of points of entry to government, so that it is easier for the public to interact with government. Improving the effectiveness of government administration by simplifying the coordination required for cross-agency work. Achieving savings through the reduction of overheads associated with separate governance arrangements and the oversight costs of responsible departments, central agencies and integrity agencies. Reducing the number of stand-alone bodies with narrow responsibilities by merging bodies together or consolidating their roles into departments this gives government more capacity and flexibility to refocus resources on emerging pressures and priorities. Increasing career options within the public sector and reducing the costs associated with inter-agency transfers. 10

19 Implications for a smaller and more efficient Public Service The number of government bodies tells only a part of the story of the cost and growth of the public sector. Total public sector staff numbers also illustrate the growth of the Australian Government. The number of employees in the General Government Sector increased significantly over the past decade from around 217,000 in to around 257,000 in The Smaller Government reforms are the Abbott Government s solution for reducing public sector staffing levels on a basis of deliberate decisions about functions, priorities and the proper scope of Government. It is anticipated that over the four years to , the Australian Public Service will reduce by 16,500 positions. Some 14,500 of these reductions are the result of the previous Government s decisions in the Budget, in the 2013 Economic Statement and as a result of preceding decisions and policy settings. Around 2,000 are the result of decisions taken in the Budget. The Budget forecasts for the year will see total staffing in the General Government Sector return to a level around that last recorded in Excluding military personnel and reservists, staffing levels will return to a more efficient and sustainable level around that last recorded in The Abbott Government has adopted measures to better manage the 14,500 reduction in staffing levels as a result of decisions taken by the previous Government in Specifically, controls have been put in place to ensure any recruitment is well justified and funding was provided to those agencies that are facing financial strain to cover required redundancy payments and ensure that the day-to-day operations of those agencies is not compromised. Interim recruitment arrangements that the Government announced on 31 October 2013 are still continuing as a way of achieving the forecast reductions and ensuring that the size of the public service is managed based on deliberate whole-of-government choices about priorities. As part of the Smaller Government agenda, the Government will continue to identify additional areas where appropriate reductions can be achieved in the number of government bodies and related staffing levels. 11

20 POLICY FRAMEWORK Getting the policy settings right for the long term In response to recommendations of the National Commission of Audit, the Abbott Government will continue to implement reforms that transition the public sector towards leaner business-like ways of operating. To support better decision-making in future about the shape and size of government, I will release an Australian Government Governance Policy later in In developing this, the Abbott Government will consider introducing a requirement for some form of cost-benefit analysis for future proposals to create new government bodies. This will help guard against a future loss of discipline over decisions on the size and shape of government. The policy will ensure fundamental efficiency and effectiveness considerations are given proper attention. A number of policy principles recommended by the National Commission of Audit will be considered for inclusion in the policy. Some of the most significant principles that could be applied to both existing government bodies and proposals to establish new bodies include: Whether a current or proposed body performs a public function properly belonging to the Commonwealth; Whether a government body is necessary to provide the function; Whether functions can be grouped more efficiently into a small number of government bodies; Whether government bodies have the appropriate type of legal structure to achieve their purpose in the most efficient and effective manner. Too often government bodies are established on a permanent basis, when the policy problems they seek to address can be solved or moderated over the short to medium term. In such cases, creation of a public body should be a policy choice of second recourse, after consideration has been given to project-based solutions (like temporary taskforces). Where public bodies are established in such circumstances, sunsetting rules can be attached, to provide end dates or milestones for winding-up. Better policy clarity in this area will prevent the proliferation of wasteful structures, including by ensuring efficient alternatives are considered up front. 12

21 Better information on the shape and size of government Demonstrating our commitment to open and accountable administration, the Abbott Government will also put in place a publicly-searchable directory of government bodies. This will for the first time put an official number on the total of Australian Government bodies, support better management of government bodies, and will provide the community more clarity on how to find the most appropriate part of government to deal with. As well as providing greater transparency, such a list will capture information that will strengthen the future ability to continually and systemically review the nature and scope of all public bodies. 13

22 THE PROBLEMS WITH OVER-GROWN GOVERNMENT Losing count of government offshoots Information on the organisation of government is not found in any one place. Relevant sources include annual reports, the State of the Service Report; the Government Online Directory, body-specific websites and the AusGovBoards website. There are now so many different Commonwealth bodies that there is no authoritative and definitive figure. Public service heads have, in recent years, not had a current and reliable count of the number of government bodies. The last attempt to catalogue a comprehensive list of all Australian Government agencies was in Known as the List of Australian Bodies and Governance Relationships, it took an entire year to research and catalogue every Australian Government body. This last full list identified 932 bodies and governance relationships as at 1 October This included 292 departmental bodies, 47 Ministerial Councils, 54 joint Commonwealth-State bodies, 136 advisory bodies, and 118 statutory authorities and statutory committees, to name just a few of the categories of entities. The usefulness of the list was constrained by its manual collation, limited data on the responsibilities of bodies and the static nature of the data produced. No routine or automated process has since been put in place to provide updates. Beginning in late 2013, the National Commission of Audit surveyed all Commonwealth department heads, who reported over 800 bodies within their portfolios. Further research by the Commission identified a further 100 bodies beyond those that department heads were able to identify. Further research by the Department of Finance in preparation for the Budget found that at the time of the 2013 election, there were closer to 1,000 different government bodies. Chart 1 on the following page shows the breakdown of the number of bodies by policy portfolio, based upon the research of the National Commission of Audit. This analysis finds that the portfolios with the greatest number of bodies are Agriculture, Infrastructure and Regional Development, Attorney-General, Health, Industry and the Environment. 14

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