Cabinet Implementation Unit

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The Cabinet Implementation Unit (CIU) within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet was established in 2003 to ensure committed and effective delivery of key Government policies. The diagram below represents the work profile of the CIU. Information on the CIU and elements of good implementation planning are outlined in the CIU Flipchart.

Ten Years Strong: PM&C’s Cabinet Implementation Unit

The CIU was established in 2003 by the Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP, to make the delivery of Government policy a priority. Now in its tenth year, the CIU has become an integral part of the Cabinet process by successive Prime Ministers.

Implementation Planning 'Workouts'

The Cabinet Implementation Unit conducts regular, short Implementation Planning 'Workouts' to provide agencies with practical information to help improve implementation planning.

To register your interest or for further details please email or call 02 6271 5844.


The CIU publishes a quarterly newsletter – Implementation Matters – which contains information and resources on current and emerging trends in implementation and delivery. To subscribe, please enter your details below.

View past issues of Implementation Matters.

Secondment Program

The CIU runs a secondment program for APS officers to strengthen the capability of the CIU and to bring together APS officers with implementation and delivery expertise. The lengths of secondments vary, but generally run between four to six months. All levels below Executive Level 2 are encouraged to apply.

Officers from a range of APS agencies have completed the secondment program, including the Department of Health and Ageing, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Australian Taxation Office. If you are interested in a secondment to the CIU, please email with the subject title ‘CIU Secondment Program’.

More information on the CIU and implementation is found in the following links:


Last Updated: 21 October 2013