Message from the Secretary

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) leads whole of government policy to support the people of Victoria, and the social and economic wellbeing of the state.

Our primary focus in the coming year is to deliver strong policy outcomes that support the government to achieve its strategic objectives, while providing leadership to the public service to improve its effectiveness and promoting collaboration across government to drive performance.

DPC continues to pursue its vision of being recognised and respected leaders in professional public administration, promoting integrity and accountability. We support and encourage our staff, both within DPC and across the Victorian Public Service (VPS), to develop the diverse skills and capabilities that characterise a high-performing, modern public service.

We are proud to be leading significant reforms in partnership with the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria to advance Treaty and self-determination for First Peoples and create a new relationship between government and the Aboriginal community in Victoria. We are also protecting and promoting Aboriginal Cultural Heritage across the state and have committed to open and genuine engagement with the Yoorrook Justice Commission to achieve truth and justice for First Peoples.

Our whole of government leadership is evident in the digital strategy and transformation work led by Digital Victoria to modernise and optimise the Victorian Government’s information and technology systems and approaches. The focus remains on evidence-based decision making, developing and implementing cyber security strategies, innovation and collaboration with Victorians, across government and the information technology sector.

DPC continues to lead on policy and service delivery excellence as we respond to significant state issues, as well as supporting Victoria’s recovery and revitalisation following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DPC’s Corporate Plan 2022–26 highlights important opportunities and the responsibilities we have as the central agency to provide service excellence to our networks across the VPS, so that together we can continue to deliver stronger and fairer outcomes for the government and the public we serve.

I look forward to implementing the commitments outlined in this Plan, alongside my colleagues at DPC and through my role as Chair of the Victorian Secretaries’ Board.

Jeremi Moule