Reports and Publications

Best Practice Regulation: A guide for Ministerial Councils and National Standard Setting Bodies

Released: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 00:00

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Best Practice Regulation: A guide for ministerial councils and national standard setting bodies (October 2007) provides guidance to Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Ministerial...

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Report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Intercountry Adoption

Released: Monday, April 7, 2014 - 00:00

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The IDC report has been redacted to protect the privacy of individuals who made submissions.

An extract of the report is available here and the copy available on this website includes the...

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2013-14

Released: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 00:00

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Annual Report 2013-14

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2012-13

Released: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 00:00

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Annual Report 2012-13

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2011-12

Released: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 00:00

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Annual Report 2011-12

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Australia National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018

Released: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 00:00

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The National Action Plan has been extended to mid-2019. The National Action Plan sets out what Australia will do, at home and overseas, to integrate a gender perspective into its peace and...

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Combined 6th and 7th report on the implementation of Convention on the Elimination of Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) July 2003 - July 2008

Released: Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 00:00

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Australia's conbined sixth and seventh report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Forms of Discrimination Against Women July 2003 - July 2008

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Statement by Australia - Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Released: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 00:00

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Opening statement by Australia for the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 20 July 2010

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Women's Human Rights Education Kit

Released: Monday, December 1, 2008 - 00:00

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Education pack on Women's Human Rights produced by the Office for Women, in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission. The pack provides a simple guide to human rights and ...

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Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 58th Session of the United Nations

Released: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:00

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The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (the Commission) is the principal global policy making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of...

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2015 Report on Unproclaimed Legislation

Released: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 00:00

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Details of legislation which is to come into effect on Proclamation and which has not yet been proclaimed. The report shows the latest information available at 13 August 2015.

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Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards 2012-2013

Released: Monday, August 5, 2013 - 00:00

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The Australian Government is strongly committed to gender equality, including through achieving its 40:40:20 target to achieve gender balance on Australian Government Boards. This commitment to...

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2010-11

Released: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 00:00

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Annual Report 2010-11

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Gender pay gap in VET graduates - a review

Released: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 00:00

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A gender wage gap of 16—18 per cent has persisted in Australia for the past 20 years despite the equal pay decision by the industrial court in 1972. There is a wide body of literature available...

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Disparities in the pay and benefits of Bachelor Degree Graduates: The role of pay-setting arrangements

Released: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 00:00

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Disparities in the Pay and Benefits of Bachelor Degree Graduates: The Role of Pay-Setting Arrangements conducted by GCA analyses data from a set of supplementary questions in the Beyond Graduation...

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A Technical Report on the Gender Wage Gap in the Australian Graduate Labour Market, 2002-11

Released: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 00:00

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The existence of a gender wage gap is widely documented in many labour markets. This technical report disaggregates graduate labour market data from the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) and the...

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Side by Side: Women, Peace and Security

Released: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:00

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As a means to promote the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda, the Australian Civil-Military Centre and UN Women, with the support of the...

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Official Establishments Trust Annual Report 2010-11

Released: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 00:00

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Official Establishments Trust Annual Report 2010-11

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Official Establishments Trust Annual Report 2009-2010

Released: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 00:00

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Official Establishments Trust Annual Report 2009-2010

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2011 Independent Review of the Intelligence Community

Released: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 00:00

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The 2011 report of the Independent Review of the Intelligence Community (the Review), was the first comprehensive review of the Australian intelligence community since the 2004 inquiry conducted...

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2014 - 2015

Released: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 00:00

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio Budget Statements 2014 - 2015.

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2014-15 released 12 February 2015.

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2012 - 2013

Released: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 00:00

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio Budget Statements 2012 - 2013.

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2011 - 2012

Released: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 00:00

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio Budget Statements 2011 - 2012.

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User Guide to the Australian Government Guide to Regulation

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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The Australian Government Guide to Regulation provides an overview of how to approach the task of making policy whenever regulation may be considered as a policy option. The...

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Best Practice Consultation guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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Of the ten principles for Australian Government policy makers in the Australian Government Guide to Regulation, two are related to consultation. This guidance note provides additional...

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Australian Government RIS Preliminary Assessment Form: Is a RIS required?

Released: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 00:00

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The Government has introduced The Australian Government Guide to Regulation, which outlines the process for developing a regulatory proposal, including a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS...

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Carve-outs Guidance Note

Released: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 00:00

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A carve-out is a standing agreement between the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) and a department, removing the need for a preliminary assessment to be sent to OBPR for certain types of...

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COAG RIS preliminary assessment form

Released: Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:00

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An agency is required to contact the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) to seek advice on whether a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is required for decisions made by Council of Australian...

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Regulatory burden measurement framework guidance note

Released: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 00:00

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A key principle for Australian Government policy makers in The Australian Government Guide to Regulation is that the cost burden of new regulation must be fully offset by reductions in...

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Cost-benefit analysis guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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The Australian Government is committed to the use of cost–benefit analysis (CBA) to assess regulatory proposals in order to encourage better decision making. A CBA involves a systematic evaluation...

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Individuals guidance note

Released: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 00:00

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The Australian Government Guide to Regulation identifies that the Government's regulatory impact analysis requirements apply to regulatory proposals that affect individuals, reflecting...

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Commonwealth programmes guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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Sometimes it is necessary for the Australian Government to place significant requirements on businesses, community organisations and individuals that seek access to a government programme. The...

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Short form and Interim Regulation Impact Statements guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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The Australian Government Guide to Regulation allows for three types of Regulation Impact Statement (RIS): Long Form, Standard Form and Short Form.

The Short Form RIS option is...

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Competition and regulation guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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The purpose of this guidance note is to assist policy makers to understand the additional ‘competition tests’ required in a Regulation Impact Statement in which the preferred option restricts...

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Risk analysis in Regulation Impact Statements guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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The Australian Government Guide to Regulation discusses the importance of keeping risk in perspective. Our role as policy makers is to provide advice to governments about acceptable...

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Environmental valuation and uncertainty guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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The state of the environment is critical to the welfare of the community. For environmental considerations to be fully accounted for in broader policy development, the environmental impacts of...

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Community organisations guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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The Australian Government is concerned about the overall red tape burden on community organisations. Because community organisations function in different ways from commercial businesses, the...

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Trade impact assessments guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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Where a policy proposal has a direct bearing on trade performance, a trade impact assessment (TIA) should be incorporated into your Regulation Impact Statement to give the decision maker a summary...

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Independent Reviews, RIS-like Processes and the Regulation Impact Statement Requirements guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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The Government has introduced The Australian Government Guide to Regulation, which outlines the process for developing a regulatory proposal, including a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS...

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Sunsetting legislative instruments guidance note

Released: Friday, January 4, 2019 - 00:00

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This guidance note provides information about The Australian Government Guide to Regulation requirements as they apply to sunsetting legislative instruments that have a regulatory impact...

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Post-implementation reviews Guidance Note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

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Australian Government agencies must undertake a post-implementation review (PIR) for all regulatory changes that have major impacts on the economy. PIRs must also be prepared when regulation has...

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Environmental valuation and uncertainty research report

Released: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:00

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This research report has been produced by the Office of Best Practice Regulation in consultation with the Department of Environment. It was prompted by a recognised need to improve the quality of...

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Influencing Consumer Behaviour: Improving Regulatory Design Research Paper

Released: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 00:00

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Regulation may be necessary for the proper functioning of society and the economy. The aim is to deliver effective and efficient regulation: effective in addressing problems; efficient in...

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Best Practice Regulation Guidance Note: Value of statistical life

Released: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 00:00

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This note provides guidance on how officers preparing the cost-benefit analysis in Regulation Impact Statements should treat the benefits of regulations designed to reduce the risk of physical...

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A Century of Australian cost-benefit analysis working paper

Released: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 00:00

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Paper prepared for the conference ‘Delivering better quality regulatory proposals through better cost-benefit analysis’ hosted by the Office of Best Practice Regulation on 21 November 2007. The...

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Establishing a monetary value for lives saved: issues and controversies working paper

Released: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 00:00

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Paper prepared for the conference ‘Delivering better quality regulatory proposals through better cost-benefit analysis’ hosted by the Office of Best Practice Regulation on 21 November 2007.

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Cost Benefit Analysis and Historic Heritage Regulation Working Paper

Released: Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 00:00

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This working paper formed the basis of an address to the Department of the Environment and Water Resources Workshop “The Economics of Heritage: integrating costs and benefits of heritage into...

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Best Practice Regulation Report 2012-13

Released: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 00:00

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The Best Practice Regulation Report 2012-13:

  • details compliance with the best practice regulation requirements of the Australian Government and Council of Australian...
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Best Practice Regulation Report 2011-12

Released: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 00:00

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The Best Practice Regulation Report 2011-12:

  • details compliance with the best practice regulation requirements of the Australian Government and Council of Australian...
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Best Practice Regulation Report 2010-11

Released: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 00:00

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The Best Practice Regulation Report 2010-11:

  • details compliance with the best practice regulation requirements of the Australian Government and Council of Australian...
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Best Practice Regulation Report 2009-10

Released: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 00:00

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The Best Practice Regulation Report 2009-10:

  • details compliance with the best practice regulation requirements of the Australian Government and Council of Australian...
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Government Guidelines for Official Witnesses before Parliamentary Committees and Related Matters - February 2015

Released: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 00:00

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The Guidelines are designed to assist departmental and agency officials, statutory office holders and the staff of statutory authorities in their dealings with the parliament. 

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Guidance on Caretaker Conventions

Released: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 00:00

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During the caretaker period, the business of government continues and ordinary matters of administration still need to be addressed. 

Note: The 2018 document is identical in most...

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Legislation Handbook

Released: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 00:00

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The purpose of this handbook is to provide a description of the procedures involved in making Commonwealth Acts, especially the procedures coordinated by PM&C.

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Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and FMA ACT Bodies

Released: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 00:00

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Annual report requirements and supporting guidance are managed by the Department of Finance.

The...

Statement of Ministerial Standards

Released: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 00:00

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The Australian people deserve a Government that will act with integrity and in the best interests of the people they serve.

Serving the Australian people as Ministers and Assistant...

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Commonwealth Coat of Arms Information and Guidelines

Released: Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:00

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The Commonwealth Coat of Arms (the Arms) is the formal symbol of the Commonwealth of Australia that signifies Commonwealth authority and ownership.

The ‘Commonwealth of Australia’ is the...

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Australian Government Branding - Guidelines on the use of the Australian Government logo by Australian government departments and agencies

Released: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 00:00

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The Australian Government decided in June 2003 that common branding would apply to all Australian Government departments and agencies (this covers both FMA agencies and CAC bodies) and this...

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Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda Report: An action plan for a stronger Australia

Released: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 00:00

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As a key business-focused element of the Economic Action Strategy, the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda brings together and builds on the Government’s other economic reform efforts...

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Improving taxation arrangements for employee share schemes

Released: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 00:00

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A detailed fact sheet on Improving taxation arrangements for employee share schemes, as part of the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda.

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Industry policy that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship – the Industry Growth Centres initiative

Released: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 00:00

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The Government is refocusing industry policy to drive entrepreneurship and innovation. Industry policies will be re-targeted to capitalise on Australia's strengths and accelerate the growth...

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A more skilled labour force - improving education and training: Improving the vocational education and training system

Released: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 00:00

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Business relevant, high-quality education and training boosts innovation, encourages investment and supports jobs growth. The Government aims to create a world's best practice Vocational Education...

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Increasing the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and innovation in schools

Released: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 00:00

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Business relevant, high-quality education and training boosts innovation, encourages investment and supports jobs growth. The Government aims to create a world’s best practice higher education and...

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Streamlining the subclass 457 visa programme

Released: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 00:00

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Highly skilled migrants are critical for a strong and vibrant economy, bringing know-how, innovation and entrepreneurship and also helping to plug short-term skills gaps. As part of its Industry...

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Expanding the investor visa programme

Released: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 00:00

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Highly skilled migrants are critical for a strong and vibrant economy, bringing know-how, innovation and entrepreneurship and also helping to plug short-term skills gaps. As part of the...

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A lower cost, business friendly environment - Reducing the regulatory burden

Released: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 00:00

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Regulation is necessary for a well-functioning economy and society, but too often the first reflex of governments has been to regulate, adding layer upon layer of costs to business. The Government...

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Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2013-14

Released: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 00:00

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The Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2013-14 is a statistical report on the representation of women and men on Australian Government boards, and analysis of progress...

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Administrative Arrangements Order made on 23 December 2014

Released: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 00:00

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Signed by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

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Best Practice Regulation Report 2013 -14

Released: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 00:00

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The 2013-14 Best Practice Regulation Report is the independent assessment of compliance with Australian Government and Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) best practice regulation...

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PM&C Portfolio Annual Deregulation Report 2014

Released: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 00:00

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The PM&C Portfolio Annual Deregulation Report 2014 details the portfolio's progress towards meeting the Government's deregulation agenda to reduce unnecessary red tape costs on individuals,...

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Setting Australia's post-2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions - Issues Paper

Released: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 00:00

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Climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution. The Australian Government has committed to review Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and settings this year...

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Fact Sheet - Preparing for a new global climate agreement

Released: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 00:00

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In preparation for this year's Paris conference (30 November – 11 December) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries will bring forward 'intended nationally...

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Small Business Guidance Note

Released: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 00:00

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The Small Business guidance note describes the factors unique to small business that should be considered when undertaking a regulatory impact analysis. It expands on The Australian Government...

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Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Released: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 00:00

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On Wednesday 24 June 2015, the Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the  59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was launched by...

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Administrative Arrangements Order - 9 July 2015

Released: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 00:00

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Signed by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

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Fact Sheet - Actions Australia is taking

Released: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 00:00

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Australia is meeting our climate change targets through Direct Action policies that reduce emissions, increase productivity and improve the health of the environment.

At the core of these...

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Fact Sheet - Adaptation and Climate Resilience in Australia

Released: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 00:00

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Some climate change impacts will be unavoidable. To prepare for these, Australia is taking action to build the resilience of our communities and natural systems.

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Australia’s emissions projections

Released: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 00:00

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Australia’s 2030 target is strong, credible and responsible. It will require significant and sustained effort to achieve, given our national circumstances.

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Fact Sheet - Australia’s 2030 climate change target

Released: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 00:00

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Australia is taking a strong, credible and responsible commitment to the Paris climate change conference.

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Fact Sheet - Emissions Reduction Fund

Released: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Australia is meeting our climate change targets through policies that provide positive incentives to reduce emissions. At the core of Australia’s climate change policies is the $2.55 billion...

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Fact Sheet - How we work with other countries

Released: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Climate change is a global issue. All countries must work together to address it.

Australia works with...

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Summary Report - Australia’s 2030 Emission Reduction Target

Released: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

The Australian Government will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 26–28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Our target is a step up from Australia’s current target to reduce emissions to five per...

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UNFCCC Taskforce - Review Report

Released: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

This is the final report of the UNFCCC Taskforce, "Setting Australia's post-2020 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions". 

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Corporate Plan 2015-19

Released: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

The Corporate Plan 2015-19 for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is designed to be the principal planning document for the Department as required under paragraph 35(1)(b) of the...

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A Profile of Australian Women in Business

Released: Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Australian women are increasingly becoming business operators, perhaps to improve their family's social and economic wellbeing, remain attached to the labour force and better manage their work-...

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Setting Australia’s Post-2020 Target for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Released: Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

This report was prepared by the UNFCCC Taskforce at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Taskforce worked in close collaboration with the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade...

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Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2014-15

Released: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

The Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report (the Report) is prepared annually by the Australian Government Office for Women, and reports against the Government’s commitment of women...

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Candidate Frequently Asked Questions

Released: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

PM&C has made a number of changes to the way we attract and assess candidates.

The purpose of these changes was to remove barriers in attracting high quality candidates and getting the...

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Protocol between the Office of Best Practice Regulation and the New Zealand Treasury Regulatory Impact Analysis Team

Released: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 00:00

Section:

Under the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Best Practice Regulation: A guide for ministerial councils and national standard setting bodies, where a regulation impact...

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2014-15

Released: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2014 - 15 Annual Report

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Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs report: Alcohol, hurting people and harming communities

Released: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

The Committee’s report Alcohol, hurting people and harming communities (the report) was tabled in Parliament on 25 June 2015 and makes 23 recommendations to address the harmful use of...

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Australian Government Public Data Policy Statement

Released: Monday, December 7, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Australia’s capacity to remain competitive in the digital economy is contingent upon its ability to harness the value of data. Data volumes are growing...

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Public Sector Data Management Report

Released: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

An internal study commissioned by the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on how the Australian Public Service manages public sector data.

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Final Report of the National Ice Taskforce

Released: Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

This is the Final Report of the National Ice Taskforce.

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Address by Chair of the Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children - 11 December 2015

Released: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Address by Chair of the Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children - 11 December 2015

Address by Chair of the Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children - 23 July 2013

Released: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 00:00

Section:

An address by Ken Lay, the Chair of the Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children.

Terms of Reference

Released: Monday, March 23, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Terms of Reference for the UNFCCC Taskforce. The taskforce provided information on developments in the science, domestic and international emissions trends and...

Terms of Reference - Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System Review Committee

Released: Friday, April 17, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Mr David Tune AO PSM and Mr John Conde AO are co-chairs of a committee to develop and propose models to deliver an independent parliamentary entitlements system...

Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System Review Report

Released: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The Committee to consider an independent parliamentary entitlements system was established by the then Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, on 2 August 2015. The review announcement noted the...

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National Ice Taskforce Terms of Reference

Released: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

The ice epidemic in Australia cannot be ignored. The Australian Crime Commission reports that, despite increased investment in border protection, the past 5...

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Best Practice Regulation Report 2014 -15

Released: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The 2014-15 Best Practice Regulation Report is the independent assessment of compliance with Australian Government and Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) best practice regulation...

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Cabinet Handbook - 13th edition

Released: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 00:00

Section:

The Cabinet Handbook 13th edition is designed to ensure that the Cabinet observes conventions and principles and fulfils its central purpose of informed decision-making.

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Regulation Impact Statement Policy Options guidance note

Released: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

When preparing a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS), Australian Government agencies must consider a range of viable policy options. The number of options included in the analysis should take into...

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Australian Government response to Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee report: Annual reports (No. 1 of 2015)

Released: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Response to recommendations

The Australian Government has considered the recommendation made in the Senate Committee’s report and provides the following response.

Recommendation 1...

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Independent Interim Review of the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018

Released: Friday, April 8, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018 (National Action Plan) is the Australian Government’s primary mechanism for fulfilling its commitment to turn the ...

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Regulator Performance Framework

Released: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:00

Section:

The Government released its Regulator Performance Framework as part of 2014 Spring Repeal Day. The Framework is an important part of its commitment to reduce the cost of unnecessary or inefficient...

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Guidance on Data Sharing for Australian Government Entities

Released: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The attached document provides guidance to Commonwealth agencies for streamlining data sharing processes within government, with a view to enabling efficient and informed policy outcomes.

...

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2016 - 2017

Released: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Budget Initiatives and Explanations of Appropriations Specified by Outcomes and Programs by Entity: Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio. For other alternative versions the...

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Communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Audiences

Released: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences comprise a wide range of people with different communication needs, information preferences, and expectations of government. These different needs...

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Draft legislation programme - House of Representatives

Released: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 15:00

Section:

2019 Spring Sittings of Parliament: Week 3 (14 to 17 October)

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Administrative Arrangements Order - amendment made February 2016

Released: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order.

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Administrative Arrangements Order made on 21 September 2015

Released: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Amendments to be made to the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 9 July 2015.

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Draft legislation program - Senate

Released: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 00:00

Section:

2019 Spring Sitting of Parliament: Week 3 (14 - 17 October)

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Renamed departments

Released: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Name changes to three federal government departments made by the Prime Minister in September 2015.

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The Australian Government Guide to Regulation

Released: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 00:00

Section:

This Guide has been written to help policy makers see regulation in a new light.

The Government’s rigorous approach to policy making seeks to ensure that regulation is never adopted as the...

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Letters Patent Regulations

Released: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 00:00

Section:

Amendment of the National Police Service Medal regulations 2010. 

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Wearing Awards

Released: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Imperial medals

Released: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Prior to 1975 Australians were recognised through the British Imperial system. Medals...

Post-nominals

Released: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

List of the established post-nominal entitlements for Australian honours and Imperial honours.

 

A pictorial guide to awards in the Australian Honours System

Released: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

There are 58 awards in the Australian honours system and the best known of these are awards is the Order of Australia. 

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Australian Honours promotional posters

Released: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Posters for use in promoting Australian awards and the act of awarding a person. 

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Symbols timeline

Released: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The Symbols Timeline has information about the decisions made over the last century to select our national symbols.

 

Designing and making awards

Released:

Section:

There are a number of steps in the process of creating a new honour or award before the medal can be designed and made. The medal and ribbons are designed as part of the process.

Official creation of awards

Released:

Section:

The Australian honours system dates from 1975 when the Order of Australia and the Australian Bravery Decorations were approved by The Queen....

Ministry List

Released: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:00

Section:

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Administrative Arrangements Order – amendment made 19 July 2016

Released: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order

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Australian Flags booklet: part two

Released: Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 00:00

Section:

This is an excerpt of the Australian Flags booklet and deals with The protocols for the appropriate use and flying of the flag.

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Public Sector Data Management: Implementation report

Released: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

On 3 December 2015, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) released the Public Sector Data Management Report.

Since then, significant progress has been made to...

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Honours timeline

Released: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The system of Australian honours was established in 1975. It replaced the previous Imperial system of British honours that commenced in 1901 and was phased out by the late 1980s.

Anniversary Messages Privacy Policy

Released: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

This information supplements the information contained in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s (DPMC) Privacy Policy.

Australian National Flag fun facts

Released: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Some interesting questions and answers about the Australian National Flag.

Data skills and capability in the Australian Public Service

Released: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Data literacy across the APS will have a critical role in supporting evidence-based decision making, developing more efficient government policy and delivering services that meet the needs of...

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Flag images and template files for download

Released: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

A range of flag images and templates for use. They are presented in a range of image formats to allow you to select the most appropriate image for your use....

Corporate Plan 2016-20

Released: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The 2016–20 Corporate Plan for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has been developed and is designed to be the principal planning document for the Department as required under...

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Regulation audit – cross portfolio regulation

Released: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:00

Section:

This guidance applies to instances where it is difficult to split regulation between portfolios.

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Regulator Performance Framework - Coverage

Released: Monday, January 5, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

Regulators play an important role managing risk and protecting our economic, social and environmental interests. However, the way regulators operate can impose unnecessary burden on those they...

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Regulator Performance Framework - Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Released: Monday, January 5, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

The Government released its Regulator Performance Framework as part of 2014 Spring Repeal Day. The Framework is an important part of its commitment to reduce the cost of unnecessary or inefficient...

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Regulator Performance Framework - Reviewing Performance

Released: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

A key purpose of the Regulator Performance Framework is to increase the transparency and accountability of Commonwealth regulators. The primary mechanism to achieve this is the review and...

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What does the Regulator Performance Framework mean for you?

Released: Monday, January 5, 2015 - 00:00

Section:

The Framework sets up common performance measures to assess how Commonwealth regulators operate. There are six outcomes-based key performance indicators that cover issues like communication, risk-...

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Regulatory impacts from non-compliance and from the administration of courts and tribunals

Released: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 00:00

Section:

The Government has agreed that the Regulatory Burden Measurement (RBM) framework be used to quantify the regulatory impact of new and existing regulation to...

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Establishment of Ministerial Advisory Councils or Equivalent Consultation Mechanisms

Released: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 00:00

Section:

The Government’s deregulation agenda requires the establishment of stakeholder consultation mechanisms by the end of 2013, for each Cabinet Minister. These...

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Establishment of Portfolio Deregulation Units

Released: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 00:00

Section:

The Government’s deregulation agenda focuses on eliminating inefficient or unnecessary regulation that imposes unwarranted burdens on business, individuals and...

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Ministerial Letters of Expectation to Regulators

Released: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 00:00

Section:

Government has committed to improving the administration of regulation and the performance of regulators, including issuing of letters from Ministers to heads of regulators setting out performance...

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Offsetting new regulatory measures

Released: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

 

This resource is also used for the Government’s ...

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Regulation Audit - Stage One - Stocktake, Self Assessment and Costing

Released: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 00:00

Section:

The Government has agreed that each portfolio will conduct an audit of the portfolio’s existing legislation and regulation and the regulatory cost imposed on business, individuals and the...

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Regulation Audit - Stage Two

Released: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 00:00

Section:

This guidance follows the Regulation Audit Stage One Guidance Note released by the Office of Deregulation on 14 February 2014.

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2016 Report on Unproclaimed Legislation

Released: Monday, August 1, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

Set out below are details of legislation which is to come into effect on Proclamation and which has not yet been proclaimed. The report shows the latest information available at 1 August 2016.

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Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2015-16

Released: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report is prepared annually by the Australian Government Office for Women, and reports on the Government’s performance against its...

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Review of the National Women’s Alliances Operating Framework

Released: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

An independent review of the National Women’s Alliances has found that the Alliance model is effective and recommends a range of improvements to strengthen the Alliances’ relationships with each...

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Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Released: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) provides a detailed account of the delegation’s participation...

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Messaging: encouraging nominations for the Order of Australia.

Released: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

If you would like to encourage nominations to the Order of Australia awards in your network or organisation, feel free to use some of the following points to get the message out in emails.

Australia's Eighth Report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women August 2010- July 2014

Released: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 00:00

Section:

The Australian Government is committed to creating an inclusive society where women and men have equal access to opportunities and resources and can thereby participate and contribute equally to...

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ANAO audit report on the Indigenous Advancement Strategy - PM&C response

Released: Friday, February 3, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The department welcomes the audit of the processes involved in the establishment of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, as a major reform in the administration and delivery of services and...

Public Interest Disclosure Procedure

Released: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines on the procedures for making a public interest disclosure.

Contact authorised officers by:
Email:...

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National Women's Alliance Guidelines 2017

Released: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for the National Women's Alliance Grant Opportunity.

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CSW61: Agreed Conclusions

Released: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has released the Agreed Conclusions of its 61st Session.

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Administrative Arrangements Order - amendment made 13 April 2017

Released: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

Amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order

The full Administrative Arrangements Order on 1 September 2016 is available.

Other...

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Gender Equality Action Plan

Released: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The only way that PM&C can fulfil its role to provide advice on how best to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges facing Australia, is by harnessing the skills, backgrounds and...

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2017 - 2018

Released: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

Budget Initiatives and Explanations of Appropriations Specified by Outcomes and Programs by Entity: Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio.

The 2017–18 Commonwealth Budget papers are...

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Procedures for determining breaches of the APS Code of Conduct and the imposition of sanctions

Released: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

Procedures for determining breaches of the APS Code of Conduct and the imposition of sanctions in accordance with section 15(3) of the Public Service Act 1999 (The Act).

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Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Released: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (the Commission) is a global policy-making body that is dedicated to advancing gender equality and the rights of women and girls across the...

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COAG 2016 National Summit on Reducing Violence against women and their Children

Released: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The COAG National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children was the first of its kind. It brought COAG together with practitioners, academia, survivors, business and civil...

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Official Establishments – Guidelines for use

Released: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

It has been a long standing practice for the Prime Minister and his or her spouse to host or agree to the use of the Official Establishments for events and functions.

The Official...

Report of the 2017 Independent Intelligence Review

Released: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The 2017 Independent Intelligence Review found that Australia’s intelligence agencies are highly capable and held in high regard by their international partner agencies. The Review also found that...

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Best Practice Regulation Report 2015-16

Released: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The 2015-16 Best Practice Regulation Report is the independent assessment of compliance with Australian Government and Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) best practice regulation...

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Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020

Released: Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020.

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Prime Minister’s Official Residences Donor Policy

Released: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

This policy is designed to provide a standard approach for the consideration, acceptance and recognition of donations private donors can make for the Prime Minister’s Official Residences.

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The Lodge Refurbishment Review

Released: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The Lodge underwent an extensive refurbishment project between 2013 and 2015. Following the refurbishment, the Prime Minister initiated an independent expert review of the project. The Department...

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Corporate Plan 2017-21

Released: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The 2017–21 Corporate Plan for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has been developed and is designed to be the principal planning document for the Department as required under...

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Official Residences Advisory Committee (ORAC) – Terms of Reference

Released: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 00:00

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The Prime Minister, in consultation with the Leader of the Opposition, has established the Official Residences Advisory Committee to provide advice to the Australian Government on the conservation...

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Parliamentary Sittings 2018

Released: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

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Women's Workforce Participation and Women's Safety Grant Opportunity Guidelines

Released: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The Women’s Leadership and Development Program (the Program) is funded by the Australian Government and delivers a range of projects specifically for Australian women.

These guidelines...

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Religious Freedom Review Terms of Reference

Released: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

Expert Panel to examine religious freedom protection in Australia Terms of Reference (ToR).

Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2016-17

Released: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 00:00

Section:

The Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report is prepared annually by the Australian Government Office for Women, and reports on the Government’s performance against its gender...

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Solutions for Safer Digital Inclusion

Released: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:45

Section:

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Male Champions of Change

Released: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:45

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Welcome reception event for Australian civil society

Released: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:00

Section:

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Australian Government’s priorities for CSW62

Released: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:00

Section:

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Review of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s security procedures, practices and culture - Terms of Reference

Released: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:45

Section:

The ‘Terms of Reference’ for the review into the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s (PM&C’s) security procedures, practices and culture. 

Bridging the Digital Gender Divide

Released: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:15

Section:

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Nominate a Woman

Released: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 15:15

Section:

Around 30% of nominees to the Order of Australia are women. Together we can do better.

Please take the time to ...

Senate Order on Entity Contracts - 2017 Calendar Year

Released: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 13:00

Section:

2017 Calendar Year

Pursuant to the Senate Order on Entity Contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which provide for...

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CSW62 Agreed Conclusions – Revision 1

Released: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:30

Section:

The CSW Agreed Conclusions is a powerful analysis of the existing gender gaps for rural women and girls around the world. The final version of the Agreed Conclusions is expected to be released...

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CSW62 Agreed Conclusions – Revision 2

Released: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:00

Section:

The CSW Agreed Conclusions is a powerful analysis of the existing gender gaps for rural women and girls around the world. The final version of the Agreed Conclusions is expected to be released...

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Open letter to the Australian Public Service

Released: Friday, May 4, 2018 - 13:00

Section:

Dear colleagues

As the 20 members of the Secretaries Board, we are proud to lead a workforce that strives for excellence and cares about delivering for all Australians.

We work in a...

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2018 - 2019

Released: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 20:00

Section:

Budget Initiatives and Explanations of Appropriations Specified by Outcomes and Programs by Entity: Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio.

The 2018–19 Commonwealth Budget papers are...

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2018-19 Budget: Women’s health and wellbeing

Released: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 20:45

Section:

Budget 2018-19 meaures guaranteeing the essential services that Australian's rely on, with health care that supports women at every stage of life.

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2018-19 Budget: Improving the lives of Australian women

Released: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 20:45

Section:

Budget 2018-19 announcement from Minister O'Dwyer, detailing a range of initiatives focussed on improving the lives of Australian women.

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2018-19 Budget: Women's economic capability and leadership

Released: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 20:00

Section:

Budget 2018-19 meaures to ensure all women have access to greater economic opportunities, providing them with the security to make meaningful choices at every stage of their lives.

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2018-19 Budget: Women’s safety and welfare

Released: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 20:15

Section:

Budget 2018-19 meaures committing to keep women safe at every stage of life, with new funding for critical services for women affected by violence, and online safety initiatives to ensure women...

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Administrative Arrangements Order – amendment made 10 May 2018

Released: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 09:00

Section:

Amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order

The full Administrative...

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Guidelines on Overseas Visits by Ministers

Released: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 09:15

Section:

Ministers (including Parliamentary Secretaries or Assistant Ministers) may need to travel overseas for a variety of reasons, eg, to undertake negotiations and discussions with overseas...

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Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality - Case Studies

Released: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:15

Section:

The Office for Women sought case studies to showcase Australia’s collective efforts in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. These case studies highlight the work being...

Rights and Interests Fact Sheet: What interests do the Australian Government hold?

Released: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:15

Section:

The Australian Government has funded the purchase of many properties for Indigenous organisations over the past 40 years, through grants processes. The Government does not hold continuing...

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New Australian Government Data Sharing and Release Legislation: Issues paper for consultation

Released: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 14:30

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This paper outlines an approach to a new Data Sharing and Release Bill which aims to balance sharing data held by government with appropriate risk management.

Comments and feedback...

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Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Released: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 13:30

Section:

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (the Commission) is a global policy making body that is dedicated to advancing gender equality and enhancing the rights of women and girls...

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Review of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Security Procedures, Practices and Culture

Released: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:30

Section:

At 12 noon on Wednesday 31 January, the ABC published a webpage called "The Cabinet Files". The webpage referenced a series of classified Commonwealth documents provided to the ABC by a third...

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Review of Australian Government Data Activities 2018

Released: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:00

Section:

The Australian Government holds a vast amount of data generated and collected by different government agencies. Efficient collection, use and re-use of data is key to improving the efficiency of...

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Government response to A Husband is not a Retirement Plan: Achieving Economic Security for Women in Retirement

Released: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 17:45

Section:

On 16 August 2018, the Australian Government tabled its response to the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry report A Husband is not a Retirement Plan: Achieving Economic Security for...

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Senate Order on Entity Contracts - 2017-18 Financial year

Released: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 15:30

Section:

Pursuant to the Senate Order on Entity Contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which provide for a consideration to the value...

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Corporate Plan 2018-2022

Released: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 16:00

Section:

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Corporate Plan is a living document that shapes the direction for our organisation over the next four years.

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National Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples - commemorative manuscript

Released: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 17:30

Section:

On 13 February 2008, the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, delivered a formal apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, in particular the Stolen Generations.

On behalf of the...

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2018 Report on Unproclaimed Legislation

Released: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 17:15

Section:

Set out below are details of legislation which is to come into effect on Proclamation and which has not yet been proclaimed. The report shows the latest information available at 1 August 2018....
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Terms of Reference - Australian Digital Council

Released: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 13:15

Section:

The purpose of the Ministerial Council is to establish proposals for better cross-government collaboration on data and digital transformation to drive smarter service delivery and improved policy...

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Australian Digital Council Communiqué - 14 September 2018

Released: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 13:15

Section:

The inaugural meeting of the Australian Digital Council took place in Sydney on the 14th of September 2018.

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Coordinator-General for Drought, Major General Stephen Day – biography

Released: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 13:30

Section:

Biography of the Coordinator-General for Drought, Major General Stephen Day.

 

Terms of Reference: Coordinator-General for Drought

Released: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 13:30

Section:

The Terms of Reference for the Coordinator-General for Drought and the supporting Joint Agency Drought Taskforce

Coordinator General for Drought in the Media

Released: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 13:30

Section:

Read the latest Media items about the Coordinator General for Drought

October 2018

...

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2017-18

Released: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 09:00

Section:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2017 - 18 Annual Report

Full HTML Annual Report 2017-18...

Australian Government response to the Joint Committee on Publications report

Released: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 17:30

Section:

Inquiry into the printing standards for documents presented to Parliament.

The ...

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Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2017-18

Released: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:00

Section:

The Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report is prepared annually by the Australian Government Office for Women, and reports on the Government’s performance against its...

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Greater Choice for Australian Women - Women's Economic Security Statement 2018

Released: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:00

Section:

The inaugural Women’s Economic Security Statement, builds upon the Australian Government’s strong progress in supporting women’s economic security, with a focus on three key pillars:

  • ...
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Towards 2025 An Australian Government Strategy to Boost Women’s Workforce Participation Implementation Plan 2017-18

Released: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 14:45

Section:

The inaugural 2017–18 Implementation Plan supports the rollout of Towards 2025: An Australian Government strategy to boost women’s workforce participation (the Strategy).

The Strategy lays...

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Towards 2025 An Australian Government strategy to boost women’s workforce participation

Released: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 15:00

Section:

Women’s workforce participation — an economic priority

Increasing women’s workforce participation leads to better living standards for individuals and families, improves...

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Assistance for individuals, families, farms and communities in drought regions

Released: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 17:45

Section:

Australian Government support and national services

Individuals, families, farms and rural and regional communities can access a range of services and support to help them...

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Terms of Reference - Expert review of Australia’s vocational education and training system

Released: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 13:45

Section:

The Review will focus on how the Australian Government’s investment in VET could be more effective to provide Australians with the skills they need to be successful throughout their working life....

Biography - The Hon Steven Joyce

Released: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 14:00

Section:

Steven Joyce, the former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, will lead the Review. Mr Joyce was the architect of significant reforms to the apprenticeship and...

2019 Parliamentary Sittings

Released: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 13:30

Section:

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UN Women guidance note for comprehensive national-level reviews

Released: Monday, December 3, 2018 - 14:45

Section:

Australian Digital Council Communiqué - 7 December 2018

Released: Friday, December 7, 2018 - 16:15

Section:

The second meeting of the Australian Digital Council took place in Adelaide on the 7th of December 2018.

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Terms of Reference: Review into integration, employment and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants

Released: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 14:00

Section:

Refugees and humanitarian entrants have always played an important role in enriching the Australian community and building our strong economy. The review will provide advice to the Government on...

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National Principles for Child Safe Organisations poster

Released: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 12:15

Section:

Download and print the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations poster.

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Senate Order on Entity Contracts - 2018 Calendar Year

Released: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 13:45

Section:

Pursuant to the Senate Order on Entity Contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which provide for a consideration to the value...

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North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency - The Hon Shane Stone AC QC

Released: Friday, March 1, 2019 - 17:30

Section:

Shane Stone’s appointment as head of the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency further builds on a life dedicated to public service.

The former Chief Minister of the Northern...

Advisory Board to the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency

Released: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 16:00

Section:

The Advisory Board will support Shane Stone AC QC and the North Queensland Livestock Recovery Agency (NQLIRA) with the recovery of the northern livestock industry. The Board comprises members with...

Data Sharing Principles

Released: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:00

Section:

This Guide has been written to assist agencies holding Australian Government data to safely and effectively share the data they are responsible for by using five Data Sharing Principles.

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Sharing Data Safety Brochure

Released: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00

Section:

Government agencies are responsible for keeping Australians’ data safe, but agencies must also make the best use of the data.

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Planning for Australia's Future Population

Released: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:45

Section:

Australia’s population story is one of strong growth. Each state and city and region has its own population story and these have varied over time. In general,
growth has been strongest in...

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Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training System

Released: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 17:15

Section:

On 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector to examine ways to deliver skilled workers for a stronger...

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2019 - 2020

Released: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 20:00

Section:

Budget Initiatives and Explanations of Appropriations Specified by Outcomes and Programs by Entity: Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio.

The 2019–20 Commonwealth Budget papers are...

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State of the Data and Digital Nation

Released: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:45

Section:

The State of the Data and Digital Nation provides an overview of the main data and digital transformation initiatives taking place across our country, at both Commonwealth and State and Territory...

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Australian Digital Council Communiqué - 05 April 2019

Released: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 13:00

Section:

On 05 April 2019, Australian Digital Council met in Melbourne, where the Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers considered the range of data collaboration projects and digital transformation...

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Administrative Arrangements Order on 4 April 2019

Released: Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 15:45

Section:

Administrative Arrangements Order (AAOs) formally allocate executive responsibility among ministers. They set out which matters and legislation are administered by which department or portfolio....

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Beijing+25 National Review Report

Released: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:00

Section:

The 2019 national review report on Australia's implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

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Administrative Arrangements Order – 29 May 2019

Released: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 13:15

Section:

Administrative Arrangements Order (AAOs) formally allocate executive responsibility among ministers. They set out which matters and legislation are administered by which department or portfolio....

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Changes to ATSIC legislation

Released: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 14:00

Section:

Read about what has changed, and why it has changed.

Commonwealth Caveat Policy Statement

Released: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:15

Section:

The Australian Government is committed to supporting Indigenous self-determination by maximising the autonomy and economic independence of Indigenous organisations.

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Commonwealth Caveat Further Information

Released: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:30

Section:

The Australian Government is committed to supporting Indigenous self-determination by maximising the autonomy and economic independence of Indigenous organisations.

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Caveat Removal Guidelines

Released: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 15:00

Section:

The purpose of the ATSIC grants was to further the social, economic and cultural development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This remains a key principle that will govern decision...

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Tabling Guidelines

Released: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 16:00

Section:

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide advice to departments and entities on the procedures to be followed when presenting documents to the Parliament.

From time to time, the...

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Report of the Australian Taskforce to combat terrorist and extreme violent material online

Released: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 18:15

Section:

The terrorist attacks that took place in Christchurch on 15 March 2019 shocked the world. Citizens and governments alike questioned how the mass murder of 51 men, women and children could take...

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Federal Executive Council Handbook 2019

Released: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 14:00

Section:

This handbook outlines the diversity of matters submitted to the Executive Council and presented to the Governor-General and Executive Councillors.

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Social Impact Investing Taskforce Terms of Reference

Released: Monday, September 2, 2019 - 10:00

Section:

Complaint Handling Guide: Upholding the rights of children and young people

Released: Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:30

Section:

Volume 7 of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Final Report, Improving institutional responding and reporting, identified flaws in how some...

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Administrative Arrangements Order – amendments made 08 August 2019

Released: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 16:45

Section:

Administrative Arrangements Order (AAOs) formally allocate executive responsibility among ministers. They set out which matters and legislation are administered by which department or portfolio....

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Implementation of the ‘Smith Review’ and progress in strengthening protective security procedures, practices and culture: 12 month follow-up review

Released: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 15:30

Section:

12 months after the initial Smith Review into the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Security Procedures, Practices and Cultures, the follow-up independent review (‘The Vardos Review...

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2019 Report on Unproclaimed Legislation

Released: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 16:15

Section:

Set out below are details of legislation which is to come into effect on Proclamation and which has not yet been proclaimed. The report shows the latest information available at 1 August 2019.

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Australian Data and Digital Council Communiqué - 06 September 2019

Released: Friday, September 6, 2019 - 12:45

Section:

The Australian Data and Digital Council met in Brisbane on Friday 6 September 2019, where the Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers considered a range of data collaboration projects and...

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Senate Order on Entity Contracts - 2018-19 Financial Year

Released: Monday, September 9, 2019 - 15:00

Section:

Pursuant to the Senate Order on Entity Contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which provide for a consideration to the value...

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Planning for Australia's Future Population

Released: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:15

Section:

Australia’s population story is one of strong growth. Each state and city and region has its own population story and these have varied over time. In general,
growth has been strongest in...

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Finalising and publishing a Regulation Impact Statement

Released: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 16:15

Section:

Transparency is one of the main purposes of regulatory impact analysis. The publication of RISs and information about their adequacy is critical to transparency.

This guidance note aims to...

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National Soils Advocate - Terms of Reference

Released: Friday, October 4, 2019 - 15:00

Section:

On 18 July 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced the re-appointment of the National Soils Advocate, Major General the Hon Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd), to...

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