The Australian Government is challenging, and supporting, the Australian Public Service to improve policy and delivery approaches and help it prepare for the future.
The development of long-term insights briefings has started, to explore specific policy challenges that may affect Australia in the medium and long term. These annual briefings make widely available information and analysis about trends, risks, and opportunities that may affect Australia.
Australia’s first wellbeing framework has been released, to track progress towards a more healthy, secure, sustainable, cohesive and prosperous country across 50 indicators. It supplements traditional economic indicators and contributes to community understanding of Australia’s wellbeing and opportunities for improvement.
Targeting entrenched disadvantage requires Government to work in partnership with communities and other stakeholders to improve outcomes together. A new whole-of-government framework is being developed to inform how mainstream services can be delivered more flexibly, and how tailored approaches like place-based and outcomes-based contracting can complement universal safety nets.
The APS is also preparing for, and participating in, major transformations such as the transition to a net zero economy and rapid changes in the availability and application of digital technologies.
The Net Zero Authority will help investors and companies engage with net zero opportunities, support regions and communities to attract new clean energy industries, and support workers in emissions-intensive sectors to access new employment and skills.
The Data and Digital Government Strategy sets the vision for how the Australian Government will deliver simple, secure and connected public services for all people and business through world-class data and digital capabilities by 2030.