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Greater Choice for Australian Women - Women's Economic Security Statement 2018
Office for Women
20th November 2018
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: Workforce participation Earning potential Economic independence The $109 million package of new initiatives and funding targets key areas that promote greater choice for Australian women. For more information visit the Women's Economic Security Statement.
Guidance on Caretaker Conventions
20th November 2018
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 respects to the Guidance that was issued in 2016.
Cabinet Handbook - 12th edition
12th November 2018
The Cabinet Handbook 12th edition is designed to ensure that the Cabinet observes conventions and principles and fulfils its central purpose of informed decision-making.
Best Practice Regulation Guidance Note: Value of statistical life
31st October 2018
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 harm. A number of regulatory proposals are aimed at reducing the risk of physical harm, for example, occupational health and safety laws, warning labels on tobacco products and transport safety measures such as seat belt laws. This raises the issue of how to measure and articulate this benefit in a...
Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2017-18
Office for Women
25th October 2018
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 diversity target.
Australian Government response to the Joint Committee on Publications report
23rd October 2018
Inquiry into the printing standards for documents presented to Parliament. The Joint Committee on Publications report makes five recommendations: the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Finance, and the Digital Transformation Agency are responsible for responding to recommendations 1 and 4; and the Parliamentary Departments recommendations 2, 3 and 5.
Away from Base (AFB) Futures Discussion Paper
9th October 2018
This discussion paper seeks to engage with those that use and administer AFB support, with the aim of considering the two program model currently in place. It is designed to seek feedback on activities currently funded through AFB programs. We are particulaly seeking input from providers and peak bodies that assist students who currently use the program. Submit your response using the response template by 2 November 2018. More infromation is available on the Away from Base Mixed-Mode Program...
Changes to Indigenous joint venture registration
8th October 2018
From 1 January 2019, incorporated Indigenous joint ventures must register with Supply Nation and be at least 50% Indigenous owned and demonstrate 50% Indigenous involvement in the management and control of the joint venture.
Coordinator General for Drought in the Media
19th September 2018
Read the latest Media items about the Coordinator General for Drought October 2018 Farmers delegates meet the Drought Co-ordinator, The Courier, 31/10/2018. Drought coordinator-general, Major General Stephen Day listens to Armidale representatives, The Armidale Express, Steve Green, 01/10/2018 September 2018 Major General on a drought mission, Prime 7 News North West, 28/09/2018 Drought co-ordinator to meet charities this week to focus on fundraising efforts, The Sunday Telegraph, Miranda...