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The Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has undergone considerable change since its beginnings as an office of only five members more than 110 years ago. 

DPC is primarily involved in:

  • providing administrative support to the Premier

  • providing administrative policy advice and support to the Ministerial Offices and the Leader of the Opposition

  • the promotion of Western Australia's interests overseas

  • the communication of Government policies and activities

  • the administration of entitlements for Members and former Members of Parliament

  • management of the State occasions and official visits program

  • providing a secure, confidential and time-critical printing and publishing service for Parliament and Government

  • management of exhibitions and programs at the Constitutional Centre.

With a focus on outcome delivery, DPC has determined two key service delivery areas:

Service 1:  Administration of Executive Government Services

  • Administrative support to the Premier, Ministers, the Leader of the Opposition, and Members (and former Members) of Parliament.

  • Promotion of Western Australia's interests overseas; management of State occasions and official visits; and Constitutional Centre programs.

  • Publishing services for Parliament and Government.

Service 2: Government Policy Management

  • Policy advice and coordination for the Premier and Cabinet.

  • Leadership and coordination of cross-agency solutions to complex policy issues.

  • Policy research, advice and development through the Land, Approvals and Native Title Unit.

  • Management and coordination of input and advice for intergovernmental negotiations with the Council of Australian Governments and the Council for Australian Federation.

  • Emergency management policy advice.

  • Whole-of-government management and coordination of security incidents and emergencies.

  • Support for the Executive Council, Cabinet and Parliament processes.