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  • Registrar's review

    The ABR is now recognised as a national asset that also offers data to agencies, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding planning and infrastructure investment.

    A key enabler to online dealings with government is a multi-agency authentication credential, providing business with a single key for secure business-to-government online interactions. AUSkey, introduced in May 2010, serves this purpose.

    We are also positioning the Standard Business Reporting taxonomy as the common reporting language for business-to-government interactions. It is also the standard for meeting a broader range of business-to-government and business-to-business reporting.

    In 2010-11 ABR data was used to support new social policy initiatives such as the paid parental leave scheme administered by Centrelink.

    We registered 89 new partnering arrangements with government agencies, providing them with access to ABR data, and assisting them with registrations, compliance, procurement and data analysis. At 30 June 2011, there were 272 partnerships, a 42% increase over 2009-10. Local councils accounted for the majority of new partnerships, with 157 council partners at 30 June 2011.

    In 2011-12 we will:

    • improve the accuracy, currency and legitimacy of ABR data
    • consider geo-coding enhancements to the register and streamlining the way user agencies can access and use data to derive benefit in policy development, urban planning and service delivery
    • work with government and the community to promote the benefits of our business-to-government and government-to-government initiatives.

    Key performance indicator

    Increase agency awareness and engagement




    We established 71 new partnerships with government agencies, bringing the total to 136

    We established 71 new partnerships with government agencies, bringing the total to 191

    We established 89 new partnerships with government agencies, bringing the total to 272

    The total number of partnerships includes new agencies and also factors in non-renewals or agencies that merged during the past year.

      Last modified: 31 Oct 2011QC 28036