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Our role

We deliver programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and to facilitate jobs growth through policies that promote fair, productive, flexible and safe workplaces. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth, including legal advice and representation.

We are the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio.

Organisational structure

We are structured into five groups:

  • Australian Government Solicitor
  • Legal Services and Families
  • Integrity and International
  • Industrial Relations
  • Enabling Services.

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Corporate plan

Our corporate plan sets out our priorities and key initiatives over the coming years.

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Our 2018-19 annual report will be tabled in the near future and reports our results against the performance indicators outlined in our 2018-22 corporate plan.

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Annual reports and Budgets are available from our Publications section.

Strategic workforce plan

Broader Horizons: Agile Global Diverse is our strategic workforce plan for 2017 to 2020. It responds to the challenges we are facing and positions us to deliver our objectives by focusing on the workforce capabilities we need today and into the future.


APS employee census results

The APS employee census is an annual opinion survey. The Australian Public Service Commission sends it to all APS employees. It collects information on important workforce issues, such as:

  • job satisfaction
  • employee engagement
  • performance management
  • leadership
  • general impressions of the APS.

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Get more information

Visit the APSC census landing page for more detail about interpreting, benchmarking and comparing results. You can also read their explanatory guide for more technical information.

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