Corporate Plan 2016-17

Covering reporting periods 2016–17 to 2019–20

Secretary's foreword

Secretary Jane Halton PSM

I am pleased to present the Department of Finance Corporate Plan 2016–17 for the 2016–17 to 2019–20 reporting periods. read more



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Finance plays a central role in providing policy advice to support the Australian Government’s decision-making... read more

2016-17 priorities

In 2016-17, Finance's key priorities include:

  • supporting the government to deliver its fiscal policy objectives through the Budget and financial advice, management and reporting, as required by the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
  • supporting the Smaller Government Agenda and ensuring public sector operations are cost-effective, including rationalising surplus office leases and expanding the reform of back-office IT systems and coordinated procurement arrangements for ICT products and services
  • supporting the government’s agenda to modernise approaches for the efficient delivery and management of publicly funded services and assets... read more


Finance’s central role in supporting government decision-making, particularly around meeting the government’s fiscal policy objectives and broader reform agenda, means it has a complex operating environment. read more


Measuring performance against Finance’s four key purposes is outlined below.


Finance strives to be agile, responsive and actively engaged in collaboration with our stakeholders, and to achieve excellence in the delivery of policy advice and services. read more


Finance has financial governance arrangements in place, including a financial reporting regime and internal controls to support achieving our purposes. read more


Mapping of Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17 to Corporate Plan 2016–17. read more