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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Policy Division

The key role of the Policy Division is to assist the Government by providing impartial and high quality advice to the Premier and Cabinet on matters of State and national significance.

The Policy Division leads work on issues of high importance to the Premier, especially those that involve a number of Tasmanian Government agencies. It collaborates with all agencies to ensure that the Government receives considered, balanced and timely advice in areas such as economic, social and strategic policy; environment, resource and planning policy; law and justice; and intergovernmental relations.

Specifically, the Division is responsible for:

  • providing policy advice to Cabinet on matters requiring Cabinet decisions
  • managing and coordinating policy development, in collaboration with other agencies, on priority issues and projects that require agencies to work together
  • managing intergovernmental relations, including developing and coordinating Tasmania's response to the agendas of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the Council for the Australian Federation (CAF)
  • coordinating whole-of-government responses to inquiries and studies, such as those undertaken by the Tasmanian and Commonwealth Parliaments and the Productivity Commission
  • coordinating whole-of-government responses to proposals for international treaties and free trade agreements.  

Current priorities and work areas

> Collaboration - Working across agencies

> Intergovernmental relations

> Tasmania's Place in the Asian Century

> Partnership with the University of Tasmania

> Coastal Protection and Planning Framework

Information is available here about daylight saving arrangements in Tasmania and other states. The Division administers the Daylight Saving Act 2007

Contact the Policy Division:

Policy Division
Phone: 03 6232 7180