This report outlines the operations and performance of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the financial year ending 30 June 2017. It has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of section 46 of the Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule) and the Department of Finance Resource Management Guide Number 135.
The compliance index in Part 7 lists the information required by the PGPA Act and PGPA Rule and the corresponding page number within this report.
Print versions of the Department's annual reports are available from 32 libraries around Australia. Online versions are on the Department's website.
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Assistant Secretary, Governance,
Audit and Reporting Branch
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Andrew Fisher Building
PO Box 6500
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: +61 2 6271 5111 (international)
Annual report team
This report was developed by the annual report team with help from staff throughout the Department. The 2016–17 annual report team comprised: Brandon Jarrett, Chris Atkinson, Sue Lewis, Peter Sweeney and Donna Baker.
Concept, design and typesetting
Adelphi Digital and Stripe Design
Photographs and videos
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet thanks other government agencies that have provided some of the images and videos used in this report.