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Corporate Plan 2017-21
31st August 2017
The 2017–21 Corporate Plan for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has been developed and is designed to be the principal planning document for the Department as required under paragraph 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. This Corporate Plan,...
VTEC fact sheet for employers
5th July 2017
Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTECs) will help find the right person for you.
Regulating Indigenous Corporations - Final Report
5th July 2017
The Registrar of Indigenous Coprorations and the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) is charged with supporting better governance by approximately 2,800 corporations registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act), and enforcing compliance with the CATSI Act. It does this with 47 staff across Australia, and an annual budget of $7.9 million, making it a comparatively small Australian Government regulator. This Review has been...
Final Report of the Referendum Council
30th June 2017
In 2010 Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard established the Expert Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution, co-chaired by Patrick Dodson and Mark Leibler, which reported in 2012. Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott established a Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, co-chaired by Senator Ken Wyatt and Senator Nova Peris, which reported in June 2015. Prime Minister the Hon...
REPORT: Unconscious bias in Australian Public Services shortlisting processes
30th June 2017
This study assessed whether women and minorities are discriminated against in the early stages of the recruitment process for senior positions in the Australian Public Service (APS). It also tested the impact of implementing a ‘blind’ or de-identified approach to reviewing candidates. Over 2,100 public servants from 15 agencies participated in the trial. They completed an exercise in which they shortlisted applicants for a hypothetical senior role in their agency. Participants were randomly...
COAG 2016 National Summit on Reducing Violence against women and their Children
Office for Women
29th June 2017
The COAG National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children was the first of its kind. It brought COAG together with practitioners, academia, survivors, business and civil society in their shared efforts to address violence against women and their children. At the Summit, COAG and Women’s Safety Ministers joined with more than 150 experts and leaders to take stock of progress, consider best practice, and reaffirm their commitment to this issue.
Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Office for Women
22nd June 2017
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 the rights of women and girls across the world. Each year, representatives of United Nations (UN) Member States gather at the UN Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide.
Procedures for determining breaches of the APS Code of Conduct and the imposition of sanctions
19th June 2017
Procedures for determining breaches of the APS Code of Conduct and the imposition of sanctions in accordance with section 15(3) of the Public Service Act 1999 (The Act).
Commonwealth Machinery of Government in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
16th June 2017
This paper is the first in a forthcoming series canvassing issues of importance to the practice of public administration in Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and is concerned with the structure and function of Indigenous Affairs. Future papers will concentrate on issues including policy and practice and justice, leadership and ethics. The series is intended to promote discussion and contribute to long term thinking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 Report
30th May 2017
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) monitors progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, health system performance and the broader determinants of health. Beginning in 2006, this is the sixth report in this series. The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is improving for a number of measures, although there remain many areas where further concerted effort will be needed to achieve improvements in health outcomes...
Event Report: Women in Cyber
29th May 2017
Supported by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, the Office of the Cyber Security Special Adviser (the Office) hosted a Women in Cyber event on 8 March, International Women’s Day, in association with Cisco Live in Melbourne. The event was co-hosted by the Office and Cisco, sponsored by Australian Computer Society, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, ISACA, and (ISC)² and with support from Australian Information Industry Association, Australian Information...