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Australian Government Branding - Guidelines on the use of the Australian Government logo by Australian government departments and agencies
22nd December 2014
The Australian Government decided in June 2003 that common branding would apply to all Australian Government departments and agencies (this covers both FMA agencies and CAC bodies) and this branding policy continues to apply under the current government. A common, easily recognisable brand ensures clear and consistent branding across Australian Government departments and agencies. These guidelines have been developed to help departments and agencies ensure the Australian Government logo is...
International Standards and Risk Assessments
14th December 2014
This resource is also used for the Government’s Deregulation Agenda, administered by the Department of Jobs and Small Business. The Government released its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda on 14 October 2014. A major component of this policy announcement was that the Government will adopt the principle that if a system, service or product has been approved under a trusted international standard or risk assessment, then our regulators should not impose any...
Commonwealth Coat of Arms Information and Guidelines
1st December 2014
The Commonwealth Coat of Arms (the Arms) is the formal symbol of the Commonwealth of Australia that signifies Commonwealth authority and ownership. The ‘Commonwealth of Australia’ is the legal entity established by the Constitution. Where the term ‘Commonwealth Government’ has been used previously to refer to the national government, whether in relation to the elected government or the bureaucracy that serves it, it will normally be appropriate to replace it with ‘Australian Government...
COAG RIS preliminary assessment form
1st December 2014
An agency is required to contact the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) to seek advice on whether a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is required for decisions made by Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Councils and national standard-setting bodies. This form will help you identify the key features of your regulatory proposal, which, in turn, will allow the OBPR to quickly assess whether a RIS is required.
Gender pay gap in VET graduates - a review
Office for Women
25th November 2014
A gender wage gap of 16—18 per cent has persisted in Australia for the past 20 years despite the equal pay decision by the industrial court in 1972. There is a wide body of literature available that looks at the issue of the gender pay gap. This review has focussed on the impact that education and training has had on the gender pay gap. In particular, what impact does vocational education and training (VET) have on this gap?
Portfolio Budget Statements 2014 - 2015
25th November 2014
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio Budget Statements 2014 - 2015. Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2014-15 released 12 February 2015.
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2013-14
19th November 2014
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Annual Report 2013-14
Best Practice Regulation: A guide for Ministerial Councils and National Standard Setting Bodies
18th November 2014
Best Practice Regulation: A guide for ministerial councils and national standard setting bodies (October 2007) provides guidance to Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Ministerial Councils and other national standard setting bodies on best-practice regulation making. It outlines the principles for best-practice regulation making agreed by COAG, provides guidance for undertaking regulatory impact assessment and preparing a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS), and explains the role...
Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda Report: An action plan for a stronger Australia
14th October 2014
As a key business-focused element of the Economic Action Strategy, the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda brings together and builds on the Government’s other economic reform efforts to make the most of Australia’s strengths and business opportunities.