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Government of Australia

Research report

2 Feb 2016

This report argues that section 35P of the ASIO Act is not justified, and that it does not contain adequate safeguards for protecting the rights of outsiders and is not proportionate to the threat of terrorism or the threat to national security.



8 Dec 2015

Outlines the initiatives being introduced as part of the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda.


There has never been a more exciting time to be an Australian.

Advances in technology are transforming just about every part of our...


1 Dec 2015

This wiki was set up for the development of the OGP Australian Government National Action Plan (NAP). It will be used for NAP consultations each 2 years and hibernate in between.

Please refer to the OGPau website for full information about OGP and the...


1 Nov 2015

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is partnering with Pollenizer, an established Australian incubator, to deliver DataStart – an open data initiative to support data-driven innovation in Australia.

Data-driven innovation added approximately $67 billion to the Australian economy in 2013. It is...

Research report

15 Oct 2015

About this report

This is the Secretary’s report to the Prime Minister for the financial year ended 30 June 2015.

The report relates to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s (PM&C) performance for 2014–15 against the measures outlined in the...


23 Sep 2015

An infographic explaining the actions the Australian Government will take on domestic violence.

From the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

Every woman in Australia has the right to feel safe and live without fear.

Yet, one in six Australian...

Research report

1 Jul 2015

By making the most of its data, the Commonwealth could grow the digital economy and improve people’s lives by transforming how policies and services are delivered.

Data volumes are growing exponentially and so too is the potential value of this data. The Commonwealth needs...

Discussion paper

23 Jun 2015

This discussion paper, to prepare for the Reform of the Federation Green Paper, was published online after several chapters were leaked to the media. The Green Paper is yet to be finalised and is intended to be released later in 2015 after further discussions with...


18 Jun 2015

The White Paper is a vision to unlock the great potential and opportunities of the north. It focuses on building priority roads, developing water resources, removing red tape, building a sustainable workforce and ensuring effective governance arrangements.


5 May 2015


This paper sets out the topics and themes to be examined at the second and final workshop (hosted by the National Security Council) which discussed the challenges to Australian research and development in cyber security.

The three main topics are:...

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