Australian Business Register program

This is a whole-of-government initiative that provides the infrastructure and maintains authoritative information to support business and government interactions.

The aim in advocating the use of its 'whole-government-services', technologies and processes is to minimise the impact on business of complying with government regulation. Improvements in business productivity will be gained through the broader adoption and use of the complete and single source of business information and consistent information exchange standards.

Performance measures

Results

2013–14

2014–15

2015–16

Activities

Number of government agencies directly using the ABR as their own

na

na

3

Number of businesses and government agencies using AUSkey

na

Around 618,600 businesses with an AUSkey, an increase of 24.1% on 2013–14

Around 684,400 businesses with an AUSkey, an increase of 11% on 2014–15

Number of businesses accessing and using SBR-enabled software for data exchange

na

Approximately 48,000 entities lodged reports for nearly 98,000 businesses using SBR-enabled software

Around 175,400 businesses lodged reports using SBR-enabled software

Number of government agencies implementing and using SBR

na

na

3

Number of software developers making SBR-enabled software readily available across a wider range of services

na

64 software providers have SBR-enabled products available (18.5% increase)

More than 220 software developers (32% increase) are developing SBR products

76 software providers have SBR-enabled products available (19% increase)