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Cabinet Handbook - 13th edition
8th October 2019
The Cabinet Handbook 13th edition is designed to ensure that the Cabinet observes conventions and principles and fulfils its central purpose of informed decision-making.
National Soils Advocate - Terms of Reference
4th October 2019
On 18 July 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced the re-appointment of the National Soils Advocate, Major General the Hon Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd), to provide advice on the Government’s national objective to protect, restore and maintain the health of the Australian agricultural landscape, and to guarantee a food secure nation and sustainable farming communities.
Senate Order on Entity Contracts - 2018-19 Financial Year
9th September 2019
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 2019, or which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2019. Some of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the...
Australian Data and Digital Council Communiqué - 06 September 2019
6th September 2019
The Australian Data and Digital Council met in Brisbane on Friday 6 September 2019, where the Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers considered a range of data collaboration projects and digital transformation priorities underway nationally to improve services to the Australian public.
2019 Report on Unproclaimed Legislation
28th August 2019
Set out below are details of legislation which is to come into effect on Proclamation and which has not yet been proclaimed. The report shows the latest information available at 1 August 2019.
Terms of Reference - Australian Digital Council
22nd August 2019
The purpose of the Ministerial Council is to establish proposals for better cross-government collaboration on data and digital transformation to drive smarter service delivery and improved policy outcomes.
Implementation of the ‘Smith Review’ and progress in strengthening protective security procedures, practices and culture: 12 month follow-up review
19th August 2019
12 months after the initial Smith Review into the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Security Procedures, Practices and Cultures, the follow-up independent review (‘The Vardos Review’) to the implementation of the Smith Review has now been completed. The Vardos Review found that all twenty-eight of the original recommendations covering a range of protective security issues have been appropriately actioned, with a number of positive indicators suggesting a robust and astute security...
Administrative Arrangements Order – amendments made 08 August 2019
8th August 2019
Administrative Arrangements Order (AAOs) formally allocate executive responsibility among ministers. They set out which matters and legislation are administered by which department or portfolio. Read the full Administrative Arrangements Order - 29 May 2019
Complaint Handling Guide: Upholding the rights of children and young people
5th August 2019
Volume 7 of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Final Report, Improving institutional responding and reporting, identified flaws in how some institutions responded to complaints of child sexual abuse including instances where institutions did not have clear complaint handling policies and procedures. In light of these findings, Principle 6 of the National Principles states that organisations should have processes to respond to complaints and concerns that are...