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.


Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    13 April 1912

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 6500 Canberra ACT 2600

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