Reports and Publications

Australian Government Branding - Guidelines on the use of the Australian Government logo by Australian government departments and agencies

Released: Monday, December 22, 2014

Section: PM&C

The Australian Government decided in June 2003 that common branding would apply to all Australian Government departments and agencies (this covers both FMA agencies and CAC bodies) and this...

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Australian Government Branding Design Guidelines (updated April 2013)1.82 MB
Australian Government Branding Design Guidelines (updated April 2013)500.32 KB

Commonwealth Coat of Arms information and Guidelines

Released: Monday, December 1, 2014

Section: PM&C

The Commonwealth Coat of Arms (the Arms) is the formal symbol of the Commonwealth of Australia that signifies Commonwealth authority and ownership.

The ‘Commonwealth of Australia’ is the...

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Commonwealth Coat of Arms Information and Guidelines3.79 MB
Commonwealth Coat of Arms Information and Guidelines293.19 KB

Statement of Ministerial standards

Released: Sunday, December 22, 2013

Section: PM&C

Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries are entrusted with the conduct of public business and must act in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards of integrity and propriety.  

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Statement_of_Ministerial_Standards.rtf1.7 MB
Statement_of_Ministerial_Standards.pdf79.11 KB

Requirements for Annual Reports (updated 29 May 2014) – mark up showing changes from June 2013 version

Released: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Section: PM&C

The Requirements for Annual Reports are reviewed annually to take account of changes to reporting requirements prescribed in legislation, arising from new policy, or recommendations in...

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Requirements for Annual Reports (mark up version)5.25 MB
Requirements for Annual Reports (mark up version)388.93 KB

Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and FMA ACT Bodies

Released: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Section: PM&C

The Requirements for Annual Reports are reviewed annually to take account of changes to reporting requirements prescribed in legislation, arising from new policy, or recommendations in...

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Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and FMA ACT Bodies5.06 MB
Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and FMA ACT Bodies342.32 KB

Legislation Handbook

Released: Tuesday, June 22, 1999

Section: PM&C

The purpose of this handbook is to provide a description of the procedures involved in making Commonwealth Acts, especially the procedures coordinated by the Department of the Prime Minister and...

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Legislation handbook1.74 MB
Legislation handbook483.02 KB

Guidelines for the Presentation of Documents to the Parliament (including Government Documents, Government Responses to Committee Reports, Ministerial Statements, Annual Reports and Other Instruments) (updated October 2013)

Released: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Section: PM&C

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide advice to departments, agencies and statutory authorities on the procedures to be followed when:

  • arranging for the tabling in Parliament...
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Guidelines for the Presentation of Documents to the Parliament 1.64 MB
Guidelines for the Presentation of Documents to the Parliament 536.38 KB

Guidance on Caretaker Conventions

Released: Saturday, June 1, 2013

Section: PM&C

During the caretaker period, the business of government continues and ordinary matters of administration still need to be addressed.  However, successive governments have followed a series of...

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Guidance on Caretaker Conventions3.46 MB
Guidance on Caretaker Conventions126.31 KB

Federal Executive Council Handbook

Released: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Section: PM&C

The Executive Council Handbook is produced as a reference for ministers, parliamentary secretaries, and their officials as an aid in the preparation of papers for consideration by the...

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Federal Executive Council Handbook201.41 KB
Federal Executive Council Handbook3.71 MB

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