Chapter 2: Departmental Overview

G: The Portfolio

G. The PM&C Portfolio

Agencies in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio produce a range of outputs essential for a well-coordinated, efficient and accountable public administration supported by a values-based Australian Public Service.

PM&C is a department of state and the main agency in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio. In addition to PM&C, at 30 June 2010 there were 11 other agencies in the portfolio, including the National Australia Day Council - a Commonwealth company subject to the provisions of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act).

At 30 June 2010, included in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio were:

  • The Hon Simon Crean MP, as Minister for Social Inclusion
  • Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig, as Cabinet Secretary
  • Senator the Hon Mark Arbib, as Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Government Service Delivery
  • The Hon Anthony Byrne MP, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.
Figure 2.8 PM&C Portfolio
Agency Agency head

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
www.pmc.gov.au

Mr Terry Moran
AO Secretary

Australian Institute of Family Studies
www.aifs.gov.au

Professor Alan Hayes
Director

Australian National Audit Office
www.anao.gov.au

Mr Ian McPhee
Auditor-General

Australian Public Service Commission
www.apsc.gov.au

Mr Stephen Sedgwick
Commissioner

National Archives of Australia
www.naa.gov.au

Mr Ross Gibbs
Director-General

National Australia Day Council
www.australiaday.org.au

Mr Adam Gilchrist
Chair

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
www.ombudsman.gov.au

Mr Ron Brent
Ombudsman (Acting)

Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
www.igis.gov.au

Dr Vivienne Thom
Director-General (Acting)

Office of National Assessments
www.ona.gov.au

Mr Allan Gyngell
Director-General

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General
www.gg.gov.au

Mr Stephen Brady
Official Secretary

Office of the Privacy Commissioner
www.privacy.gov.au

Ms Karen Curtis
Privacy Commissioner

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
www.moadoph.gov.au

Ms Jenny Anderson
Director

PORTFOLIO CHANGES

On 8 March 2010 the Department of Climate Change ceased to be part of the PM&C portfolio and became a portfolio in its own right. Its name was changed to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

In May 2010 the Government agreed to transfer responsibility for Australian Government employment workplace relations functions from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to the Australian Public Service Commission. The transfer was consistent with the recommendations in Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration.

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