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OUTCOME 1: Australia's national interests protected and advanced through contributions to international security, national economic and trade performance and global cooperation

Output 1.4:
International services to other agencies in Australia and overseas (including Parliament, State representatives, business and other organisations)

   1.4.1 PARLIAMENT IN AUSTRALIA   

EFFECTIVENESS INDICATOR

  • Australian parliamentarians assisted with overseas visits, and with the visits of their overseas counterparts to Australia, and relevant parliamentary committees provided with clear and timely information on portfolio issues, objectives and activities.

   1.4.2 SERVICES TO ATTACHED AGENCIES OVERSEAS   

EFFECTIVENESS INDICATOR

  • Attached agencies at overseas posts provided with a continuing client-focused service under the Common Administrative Services agreement.
  • Secure and Y2K-compliant office automation and communication systems provided for other agencies operating at the department’s overseas missions and at posts managed by AusAID, the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs and Austrade.

   1.4.3 SERVICES TO BUSINESS   

EFFECTIVENESS INDICATOR

  • In support of improved market access and investment proposals, Australian industry consulted and provided with information services, including market analysis and economic and trade statistics; Australian companies assisted in gaining high-level access, and representations made on their behalf.

   1.4.4 SERVICES TO STATE GOVERNMENTS AND OTHER AGENCIES OVERSEAS AND IN AUSTRALIA   

EFFECTIVENESS INDICATOR

  • State and Federal Government representatives assisted with overseas visits and provided with clear and timely information on issues of interest to them.
  • Contribution made to strategic assessments on Australia’s regional economic and security interests through the provision of open source information on Indonesia and the South Pacific to the Australian intelligence community, including by translating relevant material.

Overview

The department has a unique role in providing whole-of-government services to government and the Australian community. Much of this work—including the tactical advice and detailed analysis provided to Australian business and the advocacy and representations made to foreign governments on their behalf—is directed towards protecting and advancing Australia’s national interests under outcome 1. The department’s work on behalf of State and Territory Governments and Commonwealth parliamentarians frequently involves the same approach.

Mr Neil Andrew and Mr Alex Somlyay

The Hon Neil Andrew MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Leader of the Australian Delegation (left), and The Hon Alex Somlyay MP, attend the 103rd Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference held in Amman from 29 April to 5 May 2000, where an Australian proposal to combat people smuggling was adopted. Mr Jonathan Brown, Director of the Parliamentary Liaison Section (back left), assists the delegation.

Accordingly, much information about the department’s work with business and with State Governments and parliamentarians can be found in reporting against outputs 1.1 and 1.2. For ease of reference, however, the following section of the report covers the range of the department’s work on behalf of other agencies and clients, and includes:


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