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Senate Order on Entity Contracts 2017-18 Financial year
24th August 2018
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 of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which: have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2018, or which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2018. Some of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the...
Understanding clients, treatment models and evaluation options for the NSW Aboriginal Residential Healing Drug and Alcohol Network (NARHDAN): a community based participatory research approach
22nd August 2018
This report details the processes and outcomes of working with six Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services in NSW to develop a standardised assessment tool, define their core treatment and organisational components, and develop an evaluation framework that could be used to evaluate individual treatment components, such as follow-up care, and estimate the total net benefits and costs of their services.
Government response to A Husband is not a Retirement Plan: Achieving Economic Security for Women in Retirement
Office for Women
16th August 2018
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 Women in Retirement. The aim of the Inquiry was to identify and address the causes of gender inequality in Australian retirement incomes. The Australian Government is committed to women’s economic empowerment by ensuring workplace diversity and flexibility, flexible and affordable child...
Changes to Working with Vulnerable People Reporting Requirements - Guidance for Grant Recipients
10th August 2018
2018 Progress Report on the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018
Office for Women
31st July 2018
The Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018 (National Action Plan) is a whole of government policy to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and related Security Council resolutions that comprise the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The National Action Plan sets out actions Australia will undertake to: integrate a gender perspective into peace and security efforts; protect and promote women’s and girls’ human rights, especially in relation to...
ISSP Post-Implementation Review 2018 discussion paper
30th July 2018
The Commonwealth Government wants Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be enrolling, progressing and completing their higher education studies at the same rate or better than other Australians. This is the best way to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are taking up positions in the professions, academia and the broader skilled workforce, all critical to Australia’s future prosperity. The Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) commenced on 1 January 2017 with the...
Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council’s 2017 Annual Report
25th July 2018
In accordance with the requirement of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council’s (the Council) Terms of Reference to report annually to the Government, via letter to the Prime Minister, we are pleased to submit the Council’s 2017 annual report. This report provides an overview of the Council’s activities, key areas of advice provided to the Government and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the period 13 February 2017 to 30 November 2017.
Review of Australian Government Data Activities 2018
25th July 2018
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 government spending and delivering more effective and better targeted —evidence‑based - government policies, programs and services. This Review provides a snapshot of Australian government data activities and related data resources. A preliminary survey of the data activities across the Australian...