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2020 Stakeholder Survey

One of the ways that the department measures its performance is through an annual stakeholder survey. A number of stakeholders have been nominated to participate in this year's survey.

EY Sweeney is conducting the 2020 survey on behalf of the department. A link to the online survey will be emailed to nominated stakeholders in June 2020. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous and confidential.

If you have any questions about the 2020 Stakeholder Survey please contact

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 reports our results against the performance indicators outlined in our 2018-22 corporate plan.

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Find our annual reports and Budgets in the 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.

Multicultural access and equity plan (MAEP)

The department's Multicultural Access and Equity Plan (MAEP) provides a framework to support our commitment to multicultural access and inclusion in the way we work and in the outcomes we deliver, specifically for people of CALD backgrounds.

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.