Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia)

Owning Institution
Government of Australia

Research report

28 Mar 2015

The Australian Government will announce Australia’s post-2020 emissions reduction target in mid-2015. This paper presents the factors that will be considered when deciding the target, and invites submissions from the public.


Climate change is a global problem that requires a global...


27 Mar 2015

This report, a joint effort of a group of Indigenous leaders from across Australia brought together by the Jawun Indigenous Partnerships Corporation, proposes an Indigenous Empowerment framework.


There needs to be a fundamental shift away from the traditional social policy framework...

Research report

18 Mar 2015

This report argues that the Government has taken decisions to remove a net $2.3 billion in red tape, as at 31 December 2014, more than double the annual net $1 billion target.


Regulation is a term generally used to describe the...

Research report

23 Feb 2015

This review examined Australia's counter-terrorism arrangements and recommends adjustments.


The Commonwealth has strong, well‑coordinated counter‑terrorism (CT) arrangements. Overall, these have been quite successful – although the Martin Place siege and the stabbing of police in Melbourne raise questions.

The threat...

Research report

22 Feb 2015

This review analysed the events that led up to the Martin Place siege and the range of interactions the gunman had with agencies including the criminal justice system, beginning with his arrival in Australia.


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20 Feb 2015

Trust in Australia’s information security systems, practices and priorities is essential if we are to make the most of the enormous potential that cyberspace has to offer. Australians expect the online environment to be secure, flexible and responsive to personal needs. Australia’s online presence should...

Discussion paper

4 Feb 2015

This issues paper examines the arrangements and institutions underpinning Australia’s Federation, including the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and financial arrangements between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories. It asks questions to prompt discussion on possible options for reform.



Discussion paper

23 Dec 2014

This issues paper examines the current arrangements put in place by governments to support our educational attainment and particularly in post-school, in vocational education and training (VET) and higher education - as Part B of a two-part paper.

More specifically and consistent with the...

Discussion paper

23 Dec 2014

This issues paper examines the current arrangements put in place by governments to support our educational attainment: specifically in child care and early learning and schooling as Part A of two-part paper.

More specifically and consistent with the White Paper’s Terms of Reference, it...

Discussion paper

11 Dec 2014

This issues paper is one in a series of issues papers being developed to inform the Commonwealth Government’s White Paper on the Reform of the Federation. The White Paper is seeking to clarify roles and responsibilities between levels of government, to ensure that, as far...

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