The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) supports the Government to deliver sustainable economic growth and job creation, which improves the lives of Australians and helps individuals, families and communities. PM&C achieves this by providing the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, portfolio ministers and assistant ministers with high-quality advice about policy choices and trade-offs in the context of evolving domestic, international and national security priorities.

They also work with other Commonwealth agencies to ensure policy proposals are informed by a rigorous evidence base and high-quality impact analysis. PM&C also supports the implementation of the Government’s agenda by monitoring and reporting to the Prime Minister, portfolio ministers and assistant ministers on the progress of key priorities.

Key priorities:

  • Work to apply economic frameworks to complex policy problems so sustainable policy solutions are developed for the Government, to identify options to enhance the productivity of domestic businesses and to foster internationally competitive industries.
  • Lead the Digital Technologies Taskforce to coordinate and drive the Government’s policies on digital technologies.
  • Work with other Commonwealth agencies to provide holistic and timely advice on the Government’s $10 billion, 10-year infrastructure pipeline, including the delivery of priority projects such as the Western Sydney Airport, Inland Rail and Snowy Hydro 2.0.
  • Support the Prime Minister, responsible ministers and agencies to deliver the National Vision for Vocational Education and Training.
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