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ACMA explores shared services to cut costs

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is exploring use of shared services for IT and backoffice functions to be implemented in the next financial year, as the government regulator faces budget cuts.

In the first budget of the new Coalition government in May this year, the ACMA said it received a 0.25 percent efficiency dividend increase over the next four financial years for a total of AU$1.9 million, and then an additional one-off efficiency dividend cut to 1 percent of base funding of AU$3.3 million over the four years.

To meet the need to reduce the organisation’s operating costs, the ACMA said in answers to questions on notice from May’s budget estimates hearings that it had been “exploring shared services with other agencies”.

“The ACMA and other agencies recognise the potential benefits from implementing shared services, particularly given the respective constrained financial circumstances all agencies face,” the ACMA said, flagging a proposal would see shared services implemented in the next financial year.

Read more http://www.zdnet.com/au/acma-looks-to-shared-services-as-budget-cuts-loom-7000032659/


August 27, 2014
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