Policy and Legislation

Matters dealt with by the Department

  • Budget policy advice and process, and review of governmental programmes
  • Government financial accountability, efficiency, governance and financial management frameworks, including grants and procurement policy and services
  • Shareholder advice on Government Business Enterprises and commercial entities treated as GBEs
  • General policy guidelines for Commonwealth statutory authorities 
  • Superannuation arrangements for Australian Government civilian employees and members of parliament and retirement benefits for Federal Judges and Governors General
  • Asset sales
  • Commonwealth property policy framework, legislation and policy for the management of property leased or owned by the Commonwealth, including acquisition, disposal and management of property interests
  • Management of non-Defence Commonwealth property in Australia, including construction, major refurbishment, sustainability, acquisition, ownership and disposal of real property
  • Electoral matters
  • Administration of Parliamentarians’ entitlements
  • Administration of the Australian Government’s self-managed general insurance fund (Comcover)
  • Whole of government information and communications technology, other than that related to government service delivery
  • Policy advice on the Future Fund and Nation-building Funds and the DisabilityCare Australia Fund; and authorisation of payments from the Nation-building Funds and the DisabilityCare Australia Fund recommended by relevant Agencies 
  • Co-ordination of Government Advertising
  • Official Establishments, ownership and property management of the Prime Minister’s official residences

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