The Governance and Corporate Group supports the ongoing business of the Government, by providing support services to the Prime Minister, the Cabinet and Cabinet committees, portfolio ministers and the Governor-General. Through the Government Division, the group provides advice on parliamentary processes, the administration of the executive branch of government, and Australia’s national honours and symbols. It also provides support to the Prime Minister on all matters of legal policy. Through the Cabinet Division, the group supports the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Secretary and the chairs of Cabinet committees to ensure that Cabinet business is conducted in an effective and timely way, and coordinates and supports all meetings of the Federal Executive Council. Through the Priorities and Delivery Unit, the group supports the Prime Minister, the Cabinet and PM&C in monitoring the implementation of government initiatives and strategically considering future priorities. The group provides a broad range of services to the Department in areas including people; information and communications technology; security (including cybersecurity); finance; and facilities. It also provides shared services to portfolio agencies. It leads the department’s risk agenda and planning to create a positive risk culture, and is also responsible for the design, implementation and management of business operations (including business continuity activities) and governance processes to support PM&C. The group leads on support arrangements to the Prime Minister and our portfolio ministers, and their offices, through communications, ministerial correspondence and support services, along with providing protocol and logistical support for the Prime Minister’s program of international engagements and hosting visiting Heads of Government.

Sections

Key People

Last updated: