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2015–16
Annual Report

The broad range of policy issues that PM&C covers widens every year. Take a look at our achievements and why they matter.

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Advancing Australia with broad-based policy advice

We provide advice on major domestic policy and national security matters.

We support the Prime Minister and the Cabinet with trusted advice on Indigenous affairs, domestic policy, national security and international policy, guest of government visits, digital transformation and more.

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    Women and children‘s safety

    We oversee the $100 million package to provide safety for at-risk women and children as part of the Government’s response to domestic violence.

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    Cities

    The Cities Taskforce focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing our cities, providing solutions through the Smart Cities Plan and City Deals.

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    National Security

    We advise the Government on counter-terrorism and overseas conflicts, and provide advice on natural disaster and crisis response.

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    Cyber Security

    We provide national leadership and coordination to manage cyber security threats.

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    Data

    We are releasing Public sector data, improving Government‘s digital services and helping Australia’s transition to a digital economy.

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Supporting the Prime Minister as the Head of the Australian Government

We continue to support the Prime Minister on overseas visits. This year the PM travelled to 15 countries and had a busy summit season with COP21 in France, CHOGM in Malta, G20 in Turkey, APEC in the Philippines and the East Asia Summit in Malaysia.

We also supported a number of visits to Australia from international dignitaries.

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Improving the lives of Indigenous Australians

The Indigenous Advancement Strategy improves the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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Improved school attendance

Improving school attendance and educational outcomes is key to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Remote School Attendance Strategy operates in 77 schools across Australia and school attendance has increased by around two percentage points across RSAS schools.

77 schools across the Northern Territory (NT), New South Wales (NSW), Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia

up from 73 schools in in 2015

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Economic opportunities

Indigenous businesses provide more than $195 million in goods and services to Government under the Indigenous Procurement Policy.

The Community Development Program increases employment and economic development opportunities through job seeker participation in work-like activities that benefit local communities.

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Working towards safer communities

We fund more than 480 activities including alcohol and other drug treatment services, low aromatic fuel, social and emotional wellbeing, community night patrols, intensive case management for offenders and at-risk youth, family violence prevention legal services, and other family safety activities.