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Terms of Reference - Expert review of Australia’s vocational education and training system
29th November 2018
The Review will focus on how the Australian Government’s investment in VET could be more effective to provide Australians with the skills they need to be successful throughout their working life. It will also focus on ensuring Australian businesses, including small and family businesses and businesses in rural and regional areas, have the skills they need to support their business growth.
Assistance for individuals, families, farms and communities in drought regions
21st November 2018
Australian Government support and national services Individuals, families, farms and rural and regional communities can access a range of services and support to help them manage during times of drought and prepare for future conditions. It’s important that those in need of support do not self-assess their eligibility for assistance and instead seek advice from an expert, like a rural financial counsellor.
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.
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.
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2017-18
3rd October 2018
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2017 - 18 Annual Report Full HTML Annual Report 2017-18 Annual Report (PDF 10.2 MB)
Coordinator-General for Drought, Major General Stephen Day – biography
19th September 2018
Biography of the Coordinator-General for Drought, Major General Stephen Day.