Overview 2018-19


The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) had a year of significant achievement and transformation in 2018–19. The Department provided support in the transition to a new Prime Minister, addressed many complex policy issues, managed the caretaker period and, after the May election, supported the Prime Minister in establishing his new Ministry and implementing the new administrative arrangements.

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The Department

Our mission

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) advances the wellbeing of Australians by delivering highquality support to the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

We take a whole-of-nation approach, working closely with communities, stakeholders and across all areas of government and acknowledge the special place of the First Peoples of our nation. We lead the Australian Public Service (APS) in rigorous and collaborative policy development, implementation and program delivery.

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Our work is guided by three key purposes


Supporting the Prime Minister, as the head of the Australian Government, the Cabinet and the portfolio ministers.

Purpose 1 performance and results


Providing advice on major domestic policy, national security and international matters.

Purpose 2 performance and results


Improving the lives of Indigenous Australians.

Purpose 3 performance and results