Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)

PM&C has unique responsibilities and a privileged role. Our principal function is to provide high‑quality policy advice to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet on matters that are at the forefront of public and government administration, including domestic and international affairs and, in particular, the implications of proposals for Commonwealth-State relations.

The Department briefs the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Secretary, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, and consults extensively across the Australian Public Service (APS) to ensure that the advice provided draws on the most appropriate sources.

Latest Updates

Parliamentary Information

Legislation Proposed for Introduction in the 2015 Winter Sittings

Funding under the IAS

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Nigel Scullion MP has announced an increase in the Government’s investment under the 2014 Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grants round to more than $1 billion to deliver improved outcomes for Indigenous Australians. 

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Budget 2015-16

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Budget documents and related papers are available on the Budget 2015-16 website.

PM&C Careers

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PM&C attracts high calibre individuals who seek to participate in decision making at the heart of the nation.

Australian Honours

The Honours, Symbols and Territories Branch of PM&C provides information on the Australian Honours system and our national symbols.