We need policy agility, so that we can maintain a world-class revenue system in an increasingly complex and changing world. Improving our policy agility helps us meet our regulatory stewardship responsibilities, ensuring we’re taking a proactive, collaborative approach to the monitoring and care of legislation we administer.
Increased policy capability
We use the Policy Maturity Matrix, developed by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, to assess our policy capability. Based on our recent self-assessment, our capability level is 2.76 out of 4.0, up from 2.5 in 2019-20.
We will focus on improving:
- people capability - by clarifying career and progression pathways for our people while also managing succession and retention risks in the current environment
- policy quality systems - by continuing to enhance our research and analysis function, improve information knowledge management, and embed evaluation and learning into our processes so that our advice is evidence-based and outcomes-focused
- engagement - by continuing to refine relationships with stakeholders and our customer-facing people
- stewardship - by continuing to invest in our future capability and demonstrating clear leadership and direction.
Reduction in time and costs to implement policy
One of our case studies looks at the rapid development of an online, easy-to-use application and payment scheme for Resurgence Support Payments. This demonstrates the value of our policy agility and the Government’s investment in transformation - technology is no longer a constraint on our being able to make changes quickly and cost-effectively.