Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
(DPMC) Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) provides high quality advice and support to the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, Portfolio Ministers and Assistant Ministers to achieve a coordinated and innovative approach to the development and implementation of Government policies. PM&C coordinates and develops policy across the Government in economic, domestic and international issues, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and public service stewardship. PM&C does this by: • providing well-founded advice to the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, Portfolio Ministers and Assistant Ministers on national and global challenges and matters at the forefront of Government • coordinating policy across Government with a focus on practical changes to improve the lives of all Australians and effective implementation • fostering a high performing public sector, working with the Australian Public Service Commission • consulting across Government, the private sector, the not-for-profit sector and the community. PM&C provides clear and persuasive advice to the Government on how it might best tackle the significant issues facing Australia. PM&C’s priorities include: • supporting the Prime Minister in his role as head of the Australian Government and the Cabinet and supporting PM&C’s Portfolio Ministers • providing advice on how to make Australia more prosperous, successful and improving its security on a global scale • enhancing the ability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve their lives • working with the Australian Public Service Commission, and all Australian Government agencies, to build a more inclusive and diverse public service. To drive this important work, the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet chairs the Secretaries’ Equality and Diversity Council.
Type of Body
A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity
GFS Sector Classification
Established By / Under
Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
GFS Function / Sector Reported
Social Security and Welfare;General Public Services;Recreation and Culture
PS Act Body
Yes - Department
13 April 1912
PO Box 6500 Canberra ACT 2600
Government appointed boards