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About the Department

The department is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government's infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programs. We work to:

  • Support economic growth through transport
  • Make travel safer
  • Increase transport access
  • Keep transport secure
  • Support regional development and local communities
  • Provide good governance in the territories
  • Our Corporate Plan describes our purposes and activities, and how our work touches every Australian and underpins our economy and society. It also describes the operating environment in which we work, how we will measure our performance, build capability and manage our risks.

  • Portfolio legislation and matters dealt with by the department.

  • Our business divisions and structure.

  • About our Secretary Mr Simon Atkinson.

  • Our charter for being an open and accountable organisation with a strong client-focused culture.

  • Employment conditions information.

  • Appointments made under Acts administered by the portfolio, other than the appointments of APS employees under the Public Service Act 1999.

  • Gifts or benefits with an estimated value greater than AUD100.00 (excluding GST) accepted by staff of the department

  • The Audit and Risk Committee Charter outlines the functions, roles and responsibilities and administrative arrangements of the committee.

  • The Census is conducted by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) as an annual health check of the Australian Public Service (APS). Staff across the APS are asked questions about their attitudes to work, wellbeing, performance, leadership, and general impressions of the APS. In 2020 the Census was open from 12 October 2020 to 13 November 2020.

  • How the department collects, uses, handles, stores and discloses personal information.


Last Updated: 6 May, 2021

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