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In 2018–19, our purpose was to deliver policies and programs that foster safe, fair and productive workplaces of all sizes, assisting job seekers to find work and small businesses to grow. Over the 12 months to June 2019, the department was successful in achieving its purpose and making progress towards the vision of the former department: ‘More Jobs. Great Workplaces’.

Overall, the department achieved 31 of its 34 performance measures. Departmental convention is that a performance measure is considered ‘achieved’, when it is meeting a year-to-date target or within 5 per cent of meeting it. In 2017–18, the department achieved 26 of its 30 performance measures.

These are discussed more fully in the annual performance statements for each outcome and more broadly throughout this annual report.