Introductory statement

I, as the accountable authority of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, present the 2016–17 annual performance statement of PM&C as required under paragraph 39(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and PGPA Rule 2014. In my opinion, the annual performance statement is based on properly maintained records, accurately reflects the performance of the entity, and complies with subsection 39(2) of the PGPA Act.


Signature of Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM

Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM

The Department has three purposes:

  1. Supporting the Prime Minister as the head of the Australian Government and the Cabinet
  2. Providing advice on major domestic policy and national security matters
  3. Improving the lives of Indigenous Australians

This performance statement reports the achievement of the Department against these purposes through meeting key performance indicators (KPIs) identified in the Department's Corporate Plan 2016–2020.

These achievements also deliver Outcomes 1 and 2 for the Department in the Australian Government Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17 and Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2016–17.

Results for Purposes 1 and 2 are reported together (refer Table 1), followed by results for Purpose 3 (refer Table 13).