Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia)

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Government of Australia



29 Oct 2012

The Federal Government's new Asia policy argues that in order to thrive in the Asian century, Australia needs a clear plan to seize the economic opportunities that will flow and to manage the strategic challenges that will arise.


Asia’s rise is...

Research report

19 Mar 2012

Skills developed through vocational education and training (VET) are key drivers of greater social and economic mobility.

Having the opportunity to develop skills builds bridges into work at any stage of life. The more skills people have, the more likely they are to be...

Research report

25 Jan 2012

This is the first comprehensive review of the Australian intelligence community since the 2004 inquiry conducted by Mr Philip Flood AO.

The Flood inquiry recommended that Australia’s intelligence agencies undergo external review every five to seven years.

The full, classified Report was considered...

Discussion paper

18 Oct 2011

This paper seeks to start discussion how government, industry and the community can work together to address the challenges and risks arising from greater digital engagement.

The result of this conversation will be the release of Australia’s first Cyber White Paper in the first...

Research report

18 Oct 2011

This year has been both eventful and demanding, marked by the 2010 election, the extended caretaker period and significant new functions following the swearing in of the Gillard government.

On the domestic front, 2010–11 has seen PM&C provide a diverse range of strategic policy...

Research report

26 Sep 2011

Taking into account Australia's existing privacy laws, this paper asks whether a new statutory cause of action for privacy should be introduced and what elements a statutory cause of action might include.

Community concern about the right to and protection of privacy is growing...

Research report

19 Jul 2010

The proposals in this paper are intended as a starting point for a dialogue on the way forward for future reforms.

In 2008 the Australian Government introduced a Lobbying Code of Conduct (the Code) and established a Register of Lobbyists (Register) to ensure that...


24 May 2010

In this speech the 
Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet outlines the implementation of the twenty-eight recommendations of the Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration.

The Blueprint itself can be found here .

Research report

5 May 2010

This report outlines a strategy to overcome the barriers to information-sharing within the federal national security community.

Research report

30 Mar 2010

The Blueprint outlines an ambitious agenda to equip the Australian public service and the nation for the challenges of the future. It identifies four broad areas where performance can be improved. Nine interdependent reforms, supported by twenty-eight specific recommendations.

The Government is currently considering...

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