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    About the department

    Established in 1859, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is the Queensland Government’s lead agency, dedicated to serving the Premier and Cabinet, developing well-researched policy and facilitating the delivery of the government’s priorities for the benefit of all Queenslanders.

    DPC provides whole-of-government leadership and advice, operating in an environment that is open, transparent and accountable. We are agile, flexible and responsive to the strategic imperatives of government. We are a central point of resolution, providing objective and balanced advice based on evidence, learnings and leveraging outside expertise.

    We keep a whole-of-government line of sight when addressing issues, clearing the path for new ideas. We embrace new technologies and business models to ensure we capitalise on emerging trends.

    Our unique position enables us to successfully harness the collective strength of government, industry and the community.

    DPC coordinates and collaborates across all agencies to develop and implement policy and services to drive the government’s objectives for the community. Through our collaborative relationships with internal and external government agencies, we are equipped to provide considered strategic support that drives the policy agenda and delivers the best outcomes for Queenslanders.

    We seek to understand the people of Queensland, their expectations of government and aspirations for the future. We embrace new ways of working with our stakeholders and responds to their needs.

    We measure our success as part of our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement. Results and feedback establish baselines and present evidence on areas that DPC should concentrate on improving to increase confidence.

    In 2016–17, we again surveyed our key stakeholders—Ministers, Chiefs of Staff, Directors-General, Cabinet Legislation and Liaison Officers and Senior Policy Officers—to obtain feedback on DPC’s service delivery.

    Ministers and Chiefs of Staff indicated a 100 per cent level of satisfaction with the overall level of engagement by DPC, and Directors-General, Cabinet Legislation and Liaison Officers and Senior Policy Officers indicated an 83 per cent level of satisfaction.

    Further information on results relating to specific services are included throughout this report.

    Organisational structure

    DPC primarily operates out of 1 William Street and 111 George Street, Brisbane and delivers its services through the structure outlined in the organisational chart. The North Queensland Office of DPC is located at 445 Flinders Street, Townsville.

    The Premier’s ministerial portfolio also includes the Public Service Commission, Office of the Integrity Commissioner, Office of the Governor, Queensland Family and Child Commission, and the Queensland Audit Office. For further information, please refer to each agency’s annual report.

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    Last updated:
    15 February, 2018
    Last reviewed:
    1 February, 2018