DAFF recognised for
Departments and agencies across the APS have been recognised for exceptional risk management practices at Comcover’s annual Awards for Excellence in Risk Management Executive Breakfast and Insurance and Risk Management Conference.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry was announced as the winner of the ''Enterprise-wide risk management'' category for successfully embedding risk management into its day-to-day operations and for developing a positive risk culture throughout the Agency.
The Department also received an Honourable Mention award for recognising the importance of targeted campaigns as critical elements of its biosecurity reform agenda, enabling significant risks to be mitigated and leading to a significant change in importer behaviour.
The winner of the ''Risk initiative'' category was the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for implementing a robust business continuity management framework that demonstrated business continuity management was a maturing management discipline, with effective risk management at its core.
The ATO also received a Highly Commended award for its work in successfully implementing the Tax Practitioner Risk Differentiation framework.
Six other agencies were recognised for their successful risk management activities.
Secretary of the Department of Finance and Deregulation, David Tune helped present the awards to acknowledge the demonstration of leadership and excellence in the field of risk management.
“The Awards highlight the substantial, ongoing benefits that managing risk provides in achieving both the current and future outcomes of Australian government agencies,” Mr Tune said.
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Edition 376, 27 August 2013