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Australian Government RIS Preliminary Assessment Form: Is a RIS required?
30th September 2017
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). All Cabinet submissions require a RIS. RISs are also required for all decisions made by the Australian Government and its agencies that are likely to have a regulatory impact on businesses, community organisations or individuals, unless the proposed change is a minor or machinery change. It is your...
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2016-17
27th September 2017
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2016 - 17 Annual Report Full HTML Annual Report 2016-17
Corporate Plan 2017-21
31st August 2017
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 paragraph 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. This Corporate Plan, for the reporting period 2017–18 and covering the reporting periods 2017–18 to 2020–21 defines the Department’s purposes and how performance will be measured against them over the next four years. It...
The Lodge Refurbishment Review
15th August 2017
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 of Finance, who project managed the refurbishment, engaged Projects Assured, a management consultancy firm, to conduct the review. A copy of that review is available on the Department of Finance website. In addition, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet contracted Mr David O’Donnell...
Prime Minister’s Official Residences Donor Policy
10th August 2017
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.
Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020
3rd August 2017
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020.
Official Establishments – Guidelines for use
2nd August 2017
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 Establishments are The Lodge in Canberra, Kirribilli House in Sydney and, for the purpose of functions hosted by the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister’s Suite in Parliament House, Canberra.
Report of the 2017 Independent Intelligence Review
18th July 2017
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 as a result of transforming geopolitical, economic, societal and technological changes, the intelligence community will be faced with challenges that will intensify over the coming decade. To ensure the intelligence community is best-placed to meet these challenges, the Review makes a series of...
Best Practice Regulation Report 2015-16
13th July 2017
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 requirements. Essentially, it considers whether a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared for each significant decision and whether it was published. It also includes information about Australian Government post-implementation reviews.
Towards 2025 An Australian Government strategy to boost women’s workforce participation
Office for Women
6th July 2017
Women’s workforce participation — an economic priority Increasing women’s workforce participation leads to better living standards for individuals and families, improves the bottom line of businesses and is a significant driver of national economic growth.i This is why, in 2014 under Australia’s presidency, G20 leaders committed to reduce the gender participation gap between men and women (aged 15–64) by 25 per cent by 2025 in their respective countries (the Brisbane goal). For Australia...