Released by the Government on 29 March 2010. The report outlines an agenda to equip the Australian Public Service (APS) and the nation for the challenges of the future. Chair: Terry Moran.
Provides information on the symbolism and history of the Australian National Anthem. Includes information on the protocols for use of the anthem and words and music scores are available for download.
Provides information on the symbolism and history of the Australian National Flag. Includes information on the protocols for flying the flag and commercial use of the flag. Also provides flag images and template files for download.
Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen. Provides a table showing who is eligible and details for arranging the message.
Calendar of events by month and date for honours and national symbols. Includes information about which flags to fly on specific days.
There are more ways than one to stay in touch with your Prime Minister. You can ask the Prime Minister a question, give advice and pass on well-wishes here, subscribe to the news alert service, join the discussion, follow the Prime Minister's twitter feed and send an email.
Sets out Australia's counter-terrorism objectives and the means by which the Australian Government will pursue them. It explains the nature of the terrorist threat to Australia and sets out the strategy for countering terrorism.
Australia's national floral emblem is the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha Benth). Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national floral emblem.
Australia's national gemstone is the opal. Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national gemstone.
During the caretaker period, the business of government continues. The 'caretaker conventions' ensure that the caretaker government's actions do not bind an incoming government and limit its freedom of action.
Provides advice to other Australian Government agencies on many aspects of public administration. This section highlights some of these guidelines and procedures.
Australia has a system of honours and awards so its citizens can be recognised for excellence, achievement or meritorious service. Provides details about the honours system and how to nominate/apply for awards.
Tabs: Honours announcements | Honoured Australians
Provides information on the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) comprising five flexible, broad-based programmes: Jobs, land and economy; Children and schooling; Safety and wellbeing; Culture and capability and Remote Australia strategies.
These annual Awards recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people, or to promote Indigenous issues or for excellence shown in their chosen field.
Australia's national colours are green and gold. Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national colours.
Advises and supports the delivery of policies that will provide positive benefits for women and all Australians. Consults across government and with a wide range of stakeholders – business, academic and civil society organisations – to address priorities and deliver better outcomes for women.
Provides links to information about the current parliament and advice and guidance about the operations of Cabinet and the Federal Executive.
Index page to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet annual reports. Reports are available in PDF format and can be downloaded in full, or in sections.
Links to the Department's portfolio budget statements.
The Australian Prime Minister's website provides information about the Government's priorities. Includes information about the members of the Government, recent announcements and publications, and how to contact the Prime Minister.
The Australian people are entitled to expect the highest standards of behaviour from their elected representatives in general and Ministers in particular. These Standards give a clear indication of the expectations of Ministers.