Measuring our success

We aim to achieve the following objectives, monitoring progress towards achieving them through the relevant indicators. The department identifies strategies to address challenges in service delivery, to limit the impact in achieving departmental objectives.

Stronger policy outcomes for Victoria

  • Lead whole of government economic and social policy delivery and reform.
  • Lead the public sector response to significant state and Commonwealth issues, industrial relations, policy challenges and projects.
  • Lead whole-of-government approach to coordination of government land decisions.
Advice contributes to the delivery of government policies and priorities relating to economic and social outcomes, intergovernmental relations, emergency management, and industrial relations.
  • Strengthening inter-agency communication, inter-jurisdictional cooperation, and international engagement to deliver outcomes for Victorians.
  • Anticipating and responding to changing environments and scenarios, including emergency responses to pandemics and natural disasters.
  • Managing resourcing, including supporting the effective transfer of knowledge and adapting to changing priorities with staffing.

First Peoples in Victoria are strong and self-determining

  • Improve outcomes and services for First Peoples through prioritising actions to enable self-determination, including advancing treaty, protecting and promoting cultural rights, recognising land and native title rights, and responding to and engaging with the Yoorrook Justice Commission.
  • Address trauma and support healing, and address racism established through colonisation.
  • Provide culturally safe systems and services and transfer power and resources to communities.
First Peoples in Victoria have increased control over decisions that impact their lives.
  • Implementing nation-leading reform that has little precedent to follow.
  • Operating in a dynamic and complex environment, including developments at a national level regarding the Voice to Parliament and potential impact on Victoria’s self-determination reform agenda.

Improved public administration and support for the Victorian public service

  • Foster and promote a high performing public service.
  • Ensure effective whole-of-government performance and outcomes and support the effective administration of government.
  • Protect and promote the values of good governance, integrity and accountability across the public service to foster and maintain public trust in government.
  • Maintain compliance with government advertising and communication guidelines to support effective financial management, probity, and accountability of government advertising.
  • Support for Cabinet, committee members and Executive Council is valued and informs decision making.
  • Agency compliance with government advertising and communication guidelines.
  • Victoria’s electoral system is supported by an accurate and secure electoral roll, electoral services and conduct of fair and impartial elections.
  • Provision of high-quality advice to support evidence-based decisions that drive the progress of Victoria socially and economically as assessed by feedback from key stakeholders.
  • Provision of high-quality legislative drafting and publication services.
  • Advice contributes to the delivery of government policies and priorities relating to Victoria’s electoral system, executive and parliamentary remuneration and public sector governance.
  • Adapting systems and business practices to respond to changing demands and expectations regarding government services and citizen engagement in government.
  • Responding to consistent themes relating to governance, accountability and integrity in key integrity agency reports.
  • Dealing effectively with other levels of government.
  • Strengthening the way that the public service facilitates the movement of staff to provide career opportunities and mobility options.