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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...
Indigenous Procurement Policy - Model Clauses
24th July 2018
These Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) model clauses are provided as examples of text that should be included in material for an Approach to Market or Contract terms where the entity determines that the IPP is applicable. These clauses have been updated to reflect changes to the reporting arrangements under the Indigenous Procurement Policy Reporting Solution, and to support the application of Exemption No.17 of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules. Entities are able to modify or adapt these...
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...