Progress towards achieving departmental objectives

Outcomes we achieved during the year against our key initiatives and projects.

This section reports on the outcomes the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) achieved during the year against our key initiatives and projects to demonstrate the importance of these initiatives in DPC achieving our departmental objectives.

This section also reports on DPC’s progress for each departmental objective to demonstrate our contribution to the Victorian Government’s priorities to best deliver outcomes for the Victorian community.

Changes to the department during 2018–19

Effective from 1 January 2019, the Industrial Relations, Women and Youth ministerial portfolios and associated outputs were transferred to DPC due to machinery of government changes. DPC now has administrative responsibility for these outputs and we have therefore included them in our performance reporting.

These changes are summarised below:

2018–19 output 2017–18 output Reason for change
Industrial relations Industrial relations Transferred from the previous Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).
Women’s policy Gender equality and the prevention of family violence The gender equality component of this output was transferred from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The family violence component has remained within DHHS.
Youth Youth affairs Transferred from DHHS.

The machinery of government changes came into effect following the November 2018 Victorian state election.

Departmental objectives, indicators and linked outputs

DPC’s medium-term objectives, associated indicators and linked outputs as set out in the 2018/19 Victorian Budget Paper No. 3 Service Delivery are shown below.

Objectives Indicators Outputs

Strong policy outcomes

DPC’s policy advice and its support for Cabinet, committee members and the Executive Council are valued and inform decision making

Quality infrastructure drives economic growth activity in Victoria

The development and effective use of technology supports productivity and competitiveness

  • Government-wide leadership, reform and implementation
  • Strategic advice and government support
  • Infrastructure Victoria
  • Digital government and communications
  • Office of the Victorian Government Architect
  • Industrial relations

Engaged citizens

Increased opportunities for participation by members of the Victorian community in the social, cultural, economic and democratic life of Victoria

  • Aboriginal policy, strengthening Aboriginal cultural heritage and communities
  • Multicultural affairs policy and programs
  • Support to veterans in Victoria
  • LGBTIQ equality policy and programs
  • Women’s policy
  • Youth

Professional public administration

A values-driven, high-integrity public service characterised by employees who collaborate across government and in partnership with the community and other sectors, and who use evidence to support decisions that drive the progress of Victoria socially and economically

  • Advice and support to the Governor
  • Chief Parliamentary Counsel services
  • Management of Victoria’s public records
  • Public administration advice and support
  • Public sector integrity
  • State electoral roll and electoral events

DPC's fourth objective - High-performing DPC - underpins all work of the department and therefore has no specific outputs or funding.