1005.0 - ABS Corporate Plan, 2021-22  
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ABS Enterprise Planning Framework

The ABS Enterprise Planning Framework ensures the objectives, strategies, and key activities over the four-year planning period support its obligations and meet the expectations of Government. The Framework also describes the enabling functions to meet its obligations under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

ABS Enterprise Planning Framework
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The flowchart presents the elements that make up the Enterprise Planning Framework. The authorising environment refers to the Portfolio Budget Statements, relevant ABS Legislation, and the Statement of Expectations and Intent. The ABS draws on these three elements for clarity as to the medium-term outcomes that must be achieved and our purpose as a Commonwealth entity. The Corporate Plan is the document that outlines the objectives and key activities required to deliver the outcome and purpose of the ABS. It also explains our operating context, and the performance information used to measure success. The Enterprise Strategy outlines ABS priorities, strategic directions and a number of major projects. Business plans are the more detailed planning documents used inside the ABS to describe the key initiatives, risks, projects, and annual work program for each Group and Division. The Enabling Strategies describe the approach the ABS will take to support key enabling functions such as: data integration, statistical methodology, information technology, workforce, finance, communications, and client engagement. Assurance mechanisms are used to continuously review and assess the robustness of our controls environment, our compliance with legislative and policy obligations, the efficiency and sustainability of our operations, the appropriateness of our governance arrangements, the economy of our processes and practices, and the effectiveness of our planning and management in achieving the outcomes we seek.