• Achievements

    • Greater scrutiny of registrations and a more systematic focus on verifying the continuing eligibility of registered entities (with the number of ABNs cancelled during the year almost doubling) has reduced the number of ineligible entities on the ABR.
    • We upgraded the information technology platform, enabling business name registrations to be completed using a link from the ABR website to the ASIC website.
    • The number of government agency partners (with whom we have agreements to use non-public ABR data) increased by 38% to 333, with a new simplified partnering arrangement streamlining the engagement process and providing agencies with greater flexibility in the way they use ABR data.
    • The number of active AUSkeys grew by 63% over the year to more than 750,000.
    • 15 government agencies had adopted AUSkey as an authentication solution for 24 business online services at 30 June 2012, compared with 13 agencies and 17 services a year earlier.
    • Development of the Standard Business Reporting (SBR) Definitional Taxonomy has further reduced the number of data items used in reports to government by the business community.
    • The SBR Definitional Taxonomy was endorsed as a standard for cross-agency interaction under the National Standards Framework for Government.
    • The core SBR system was available 100% of the time apart from planned outages.
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