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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,...
REPORT: Effective use of SMS: timely reminders to report on time
12th December 2017
Many income support recipients report their income late, which results in delayed, and sometimes even cancelled, payments. This can lead to financial gaps for these Australians and their families. BETA joined forces with the Australian Government Department of Human Services to help job seekers report on time to receive their income support payments on time. Drawing on behavioural insights, we designed six versions of an SMS reminder and ran a trial to test if they would improve people’s...
Australia National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018
Office for Women
7th December 2017
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 security efforts, to protect women and girls’ human rights, and promote their participation in conflict prevention, management and resolution. It also commits the Government to report every two years to the Australian Federal Parliament on the progress of this work.
Australian Government response to the 2013 House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs report: Sport - More Than Just A Game
5th December 2017
The Commonwealth Government (the Commonwealth) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs titled Sport - More Than Just A Game and thanks all those who contributed to the Committee’s inquiry.
Understanding the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls
1st December 2017
Recognising the critical needs of women and girls, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs has commissioned the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Ms June Oscar AO and her team of staff at the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission), to work with Government to give voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls’ perspectives on the critical factors impacting on their security and success.
Women's Workforce Participation and Women's Safety Grant Opportunity Guidelines
Office for Women
1st December 2017
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 contain information for the Women’s Workforce Participation and Women’s Safety grants. This grant opportunity is part of the Project Grant Scheme (PGS) and applications are now open from 29 November 2017 until 11.30pm on 8 January 2018. Applications should be submitted to WLDP17firstname.lastname@example.org using the WLDP...
Administrative Arrangements Order – amendment made 30 November 2017
30th November 2017
Amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order The full Administrative Arrangements Order on 1 September 2016 is available. Other amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order were made on 27 October 2016 and 13 April 2017.
Year one review of the Indigenous Procurement Policy
23rd November 2017
This is the final report of the review of the first year of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP). The review has been undertaken by Cox Inall Ridgeway on behalf of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The First Year Review was intended as an interim review to consider what early lessons have been learned to continue to improve implementation. It is also to ensure appropriate data collection and methodology is in place for a full evaluation of the policy in 2018.