About this report

This report outlines the operations and performance of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for the financial year ending 30 June 2018. 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 6 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 www.pmc.gov.au.

ISSN:0157-8340 (Print)

ISSN: 1446-1145 (Online) © Commonwealth of Australia 2018

Annual report team

This report was developed by the annual report team with help from staff throughout the Department. The 2017–18 annual report team comprised of Brandon Jarrett, Chris Atkinson, Fiona McQueenie, Amber De Smet, and Peter Sweeney.

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The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has sourced photographs from AAP, National Archives of Australia and the PM&C image library.


The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2017–18 is printed on Opus Satin.

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