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1st March 2017
2016 Calendar Year Pursuant to the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth 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 31 December 2016, or which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2016. Some of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of...
Regulatory burden measurement framework guidance note
27th February 2017
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 existing regulatory burden. All regulatory costs, whether arising from new regulations or changes to existing regulation, must be quantified using the Regulatory Burden Measurement framework. The framework must also be used for quantifying offsetting regulatory savings, where applicable. This guidance note...
Carve-outs Guidance Note
27th February 2017
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 regulatory change. This guidance note gives further information about carve-outs, explains how to obtain one, and lists the carve-outs currently in place.
Individuals guidance note
27th February 2017
The Australian Government Guide to Regulation identifies that the Government's regulatory impact analysis requirements apply to regulatory proposals that affect individuals, reflecting the significant regulatory burden experienced by individuals and the Government's objective of reducing it. The purpose of this guidance note is to help agencies to understand when a RIS may be required for proposals that affect individuals and provide guidance on how to quantify the regulatory costs on...
Guidelines for the Presentation of Documents to the Parliament
24th February 2017
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 guidelines will be supplemented with tabling circular/s to address particular issues that arise over the course of the year.
Closing the Gap - Prime Minister's Report 2017
14th February 2017
The Prime Minister has delivered the ninth annual report to Parliament on progress in Closing the Gap. The 2017 Closing the Gap Report shows that there have been mixed levels of success in meeting the targets set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008, but there are some long-term gains we should all be proud of. The 2017 report reveals important progress in key areas including tertiary education, health, reading and numeracy rates, and female employment. The report showcases...
PBC Support Strategy Submissions
9th February 2017
CONSULTATIONS Departmental representatives met with a number of key stakeholders including PBCs around Australia in November 2016. SUBMISSIONS Thank you to all stakeholders who made a written submission. Submissions have been published in full below unless a submission was marked confidential or an author subsequently requested it not be published.
7th February 2017
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.
ANAO audit report on the Indigenous Advancement Strategy - PM&C response
3rd February 2017
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 programs to Indigenous Australians in response to widespread criticism over many years.