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Closing the Gap - Prime Minister's Report 2017
14th February 2017
The Prime Minister has delivered the ninth annual report to Parliament on progress in Closing the Gap. The 2017 Closing the Gap Report shows that there have been mixed levels of success in meeting the targets set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008, but there are some long-term gains we should all be proud of. The 2017 report reveals important progress in key areas including tertiary education, health, reading and numeracy rates, and female employment. The report showcases...
PBC Support Strategy Submissions
9th February 2017
CONSULTATIONS Departmental representatives met with a number of key stakeholders including PBCs around Australia in November 2016. SUBMISSIONS Thank you to all stakeholders who made a written submission. Submissions have been published in full below unless a submission was marked confidential or an author subsequently requested it not be published.
7th February 2017
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a description of the procedures involved in making Commonwealth Acts, especially the procedures coordinated by PM&C.
ANAO audit report on the Indigenous Advancement Strategy - PM&C response
3rd February 2017
The department welcomes the audit of the processes involved in the establishment of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, as a major reform in the administration and delivery of services and programs to Indigenous Australians in response to widespread criticism over many years.
Federal Executive Council Handbook 2017
17th January 2017
This handbook outlines the diversity of matters submitted to the Executive Council and presented to the Governor-General and Executive Councillors.
KPI Reporting Handbook: Guidance to complete your IAS Performance Report
23rd December 2016
This Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Handbook has been developed to help you complete your IAS Performance Report. The Handbook contains detailed information and should be regarded as the primary source of advice on how to complete your IAS Performance Report.
Australia's Eighth Report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women August 2010- July 2014
Office for Women
15th December 2016
The Australian Government is committed to creating an inclusive society where women and men have equal access to opportunities and resources and can thereby participate and contribute equally to the economic and social wellbeing of Australia.
Regulator Performance Framework - Reviewing Performance
13th December 2016
A key purpose of the Regulator Performance Framework is to increase the transparency and accountability of Commonwealth regulators. The primary mechanism to achieve this is the review and reporting mechanism outlined in the Framework. A tiered review process has been adopted to tailor the assessment and monitoring of regulator performance against the Framework to the risk, size and operating environment of individual regulators.
Reporting Back 2014-15
12th December 2016
Indigenous rangers play a vital role in managing Australia’s land and sea country. Since the ranger programme commenced under the Howard Government in 2007, rangers have been instrumental in protecting and conserving Australia’s natural and cultural assets. The Government's investment in rangers also provides strong social benefits through employment and economic opportunity for Indigenous people in remote communities.