Purpose 5: Governing well
Provide clear and actionable advice on significant legal risks for Government or ensure they are brought to Government’s attention.
The Prime Minister and his office have timely and comprehensive visibility of significant legal risks for government as they emerge, including through collaboration with other areas of the Department, the Attorney-General’s Department, and relevant portfolio agencies.
Deliver high quality improvements and support for the CabNet+ system for the Cabinet and all customer agencies.
The new CabNet+ system supports ministers and departments to collaborate easily and ensures access to timely information.
Provide expert advice to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, portfolio ministers, PM&C and other APS agencies on governance matters relating to the operation of the executive branch of Government.
High-quality expert advice is provided to the Prime Minister on governance matters, including changes to the machinery of government and/or Ministry.
Effective collaboration and coordination with relevant APS agencies on governance matters, including changes to the machinery of government.
Advance Australia’s interests through well-executed programs, including appropriate and effective use of technology, for the Prime Minister’s overseas engagements, virtual summits, visits by Heads of State and Government and state occasions.
PM&C coordinates and delivers high-quality operational support for the Prime Minister’s official overseas engagements, virtual summits, for Guests of Government visits and state occasions.
Ensure the Department as an organisation is fit-for-purpose and ready to perform our functions in line with relevant standards and best practice to support the Prime Minister, Portfolio Ministers, their offices and the executive.
Timely registration and actioning of ministerial correspondence.
Establish an effective public data sharing framework through the work of the Office of the National Data Commissioner.
The Office of the National Data Commissioner leads reforms to improve data sharing and use across the APS.
Ensure Australia’s honours system appropriately recognises worthy Australians.
Timely advice on the administration of Australia’s honours system is provided to the Prime Minister, with a focus on:
- the implementation of new awards proposed by the Prime Minister
- ensuring the integrity of the system through appropriate administration of awards.
Support reforms to accelerate APS digital transformation; and drive APS capability development and planning.
PM&C enables whole-of-government collaboration to facilitate good policy development including by coordinating and influencing data activities across agencies and data sharing activities.
Draw on structured policy analysis, agile project management methods and behavioural insights to deliver policy projects.
Contribute to the delivery of the Government’s key priorities through the application of behavioural economics and rigorous evaluation.
Provide high quality support and advice to the National Cabinet and the National Federation Reform Council.
High quality support provided to the National Cabinet and the National Federation Reform Council.
Operational and support services to support meetings of Cabinet and committees are managed and delivered to a consistently high standard.
Monitor and report on the implementation of Government priorities.
High quality quantitative and qualitative data provided to the Prime Minister on the status of priorities.
Drive development and delivery of practical reform actions that support the APS to respond to the ongoing crisis and Australia’s recovery from COVID-19, including the implementation of reforms within agencies.
Reforms agreed by the Secretaries Board are implemented and improve APS capability.
Ensure the Department has the capacity and capability to respond to a rapidly changing operating context through the development of an agency-wide workforce strategy including reference to APS Reform and talent and succession planning.
The workforce strategy is developed and implemented.