National Security[ edit ] The Deputy Secretary National Security leads the department's policy and coordination functions on matters of national security international policy across the following entities: The National Security Division provides advice, coordination and leadership on integrated, whole-of-government policy matters, priorities and strategy in the areas of military operations, defence strategy, domestic security, and critical infrastructure protection.
Governance Group[ edit ] The Governance Group, led by the Deputy Secretary Governance provides advice on legal policy, parliamentary and government matters and honours and symbols policy.
The division is composed of: The Information Sharing and Intelligence Branch provides advice and coordination for information sharing and policy settings for the Australian Intelligence Community and liaison with the Office of the Inspector-General for Intelligence and Security and the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.
We give particular weight to issues that are important to the Prime Minister.
Economic[ edit ] The Deputy Secretary Economic leads the department's economic policy advice to the Prime Minister and provides strategic coordination for other departments and agencies focused on the economy of Australia. The Office for Women is responsible for policy advice and coordination on women 's policy and gender equality in Australia.
We contribute ideas on the many and varied issues facing Australia, taking into consideration the views and opinions of a range of stakeholders across the private, public, not-for-profit and community sectors.
No day is the same. Innovation and Transformation[ edit ] The Deputy Secretary Innovation and Transformation leads the department's policy advice to the Prime Minister and provides strategic coordination for matters relating to cities, regulatory reform, and innovation.
The Industry, Infrastructure and Environment Division is composed of the following branches: The Industry, Science and Communications Branch provides policy advice to the Prime Minister and intergovernmental coordination for matters relating to the portfolios of the Department of Communications and the Arts and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
The office was created after recommendations from the Review of Australia's Counter-Terrorism Machinery in in response to the Sydney hostage crisis.
The Special Adviser also ensures effective partnerships between Commonwealth, state and territory governments, the private sector, non-governmental organisations, the research community and the international partners. The Economic Division handles matters relating to domestic economic conditions, economic forecasts, fiscal policy and the Australian federal budget process, taxation policysuperannuationCommonwealth-State financial relations, monetary conditions, financial markets, workplace relations, and engagement with the G We promote a culture that respects the opinions of others and we encourage team members to achieve results with humility.
The Deputy Secretary Social Policy oversees the following entities: The Social Policy Division works on cross-cutting social policy issues across health, education, human services and social services, immigration, and veterans' affairs.