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Statement of Ministerial Standards
30th August 2018
The Australian people deserve a Government that will act with integrity and in the best interests of the people they serve. Serving the Australian people as Ministers and Assistant Ministers is an honour and comes with expectations to act at all times to the highest possible standards of probity. All Ministers and Assistant Ministers are expected to conduct themselves in line with standards established in this Statement in order to maintain the trust of the Australian people. All...
Administrative Arrangements Order – amendment made 28 August 2018
28th August 2018
Amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order The full Administrative Arrangements Order made on 19 April 2018 is available. Other amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order were made on 10 May 2018.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Review of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Security Procedures, Practices and Culture
13th July 2018
At 12 noon on Wednesday 31 January, the ABC published a webpage called "The Cabinet Files". The webpage referenced a series of classified Commonwealth documents provided to the ABC by a third party, reportedly following the purchase of locked filing cabinets at a second-hand furniture shop in Canberra. The Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has referred this matter to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for investigation into how these documents left the...
New Australian Government Data Sharing and Release Legislation: Issues paper for consultation
4th July 2018
This paper outlines an approach to a new Data Sharing and Release Bill which aims to balance sharing data held by government with appropriate risk management. Comments and feedback on the paper has now closed. Submissions to the issues paper are now available unless explicitly requested otherwise If you want to get in touch with the team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Office for Women
29th June 2018
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (the Commission) is a global policy making body that is dedicated to advancing gender equality and enhancing the rights of women and girls around the world. Every year, representatives of the United Nations (UN) Member States gather at the UN Headquarters in New York to evaluate the progress made on gender equality, identify ongoing challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies designed to promote gender equality and women’...
Rights and Interests Fact Sheet: What interests do the Australian Government hold?
22nd May 2018
The Australian Government has funded the purchase of many properties for Indigenous organisations over the past 40 years, through grants processes. The Government does not hold continuing interests over most of these properties.