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    2.3 Policy Division

    The role of the Policy Division, Department of the Premier and Cabinet is to support the Premier and Cabinet in the provision of coordinated policy advice on matters to be considered by Cabinet.

    The functions of the Policy Division include:

    • consulting with government departments on the policy content and coordination implications of proposed Cabinet submissions prior to their formal consideration by Cabinet and to advise the Premier accordingly;
    • providing advice to the Premier on submissions formally to be considered by Cabinet once these submissions have been included on the Cabinet agenda;
    • monitoring and analysing the implementation of Cabinet decisions; and
    • providing advice to the Premier, and through the Premier to Cabinet, on the government's forward policy agenda (in consultation with relevant departments and other bodies) and the strategic implications of this agenda for the whole of government.

    In respect of the policy development and coordination role, it is the responsibility of the Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet to advise the Premier, and through the Premier, the Cabinet, on the coordination of the policy development and implementation program of the government.

    Departmental officials should consult with the Policy Division as early as possible in the development of proposed Cabinet submissions.

    An important feature of the Policy Division's role is to ensure the contestability of policy advice made available to the Premier and to Cabinet, so that the best possible information is available to Ministers in making decisions. Departmental officials should therefore consult with their Portfolio Contact Officer in Policy Division as early as possible in the development of proposed Cabinet submissions.

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    Last updated:
    18 May, 2016
    Last reviewed:
    17 July, 2009