Accountability and Reporting
In this section, you will find information about the ways the department is accountable to the Australian people.
As a public service agency, our decisions must be transparent, our policies justifiable and our practices beyond reproach. We strive to achieve well coordinated, efficient and accountable public administration. The pages available in this section demonstrate how we achieve this and how you can request further information from us.
Emergency Declaration - Privacy Act 1988
Declarations under the Privacy Act 1988 for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in emergencies and disasters are available on the Attorney-General's website.
Under section 13 of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 (the Act), the Remuneration Tribunal must determine a classification structure for Departmental Secretaries and the classification to which each office of Departmental Secretary is assigned. Under section 14 of the Act, the Tribunal must determine the amount of remuneration that is to be paid to the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Secretary of Treasury.
The Tribunal’s determination in relation to these matters can be found at the Remuneration Tribunal website.
Under section 14 of the Act, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in consultation with the President of the Remuneration Tribunal and the Public Service Commissioner, must, from time to time, assign each Departmental Secretary (other than the two Secretaries mentioned above) to an amount of remuneration.
A copy of the instrument of assignment made by the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on this matter is attached below:
- Instrument of Assignment under section 14(3) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 (signed) - PDF 47KB
- Instrument of Assignment under section 14(3) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 (signed) - RTF 365KB