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About this report

This report outlines the operations and performance of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the financial year ending 30 June 2019. It has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of section 46 of the Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule) and the Department of Finance Resource Management Guide Number 135. The compliance index in Part 6 lists the information required by the PGPA Act and PGPA Rule and the corresponding page number within this report. The annual report can be found on the Department’s website www.pmc.gov.au

ISSN: 0157-8340 (Print)
ISSN: 1446-1145 (Online)

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019

Annual Report Team

This report was developed by the annual report team with help from staff throughout the Department. The 2018–19 annual report team comprised Lyn Murphy, Chris Atkinson, Lyndon Gray, Thomas Jacomb, Timo Greenwood and Lyndal Fleming.

Design and typesetting

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The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet thanks other government agencies that have provided some of the images used in this report.


The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2018–19 is printed on Kinmari Dull EX. Kinmari Dull EX is a FSC certified recyclable paper. The pulp is bleached using an Elementary Chlorine Free (ECF) process.

With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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© Commonwealth of Australia, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Annual Report 2018–19


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Assistant Secretary, Governance and Strategy Branch
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Andrew Fisher Building
PO Box 6500 Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
Internet: www.pmc.gov.au
Email: annualreport [at] pmc.gov.au
Telephone: +61 2 6271 5111 (international)