About The Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office ensures robust Cabinet decision-making by ensuring policies and proposals submitted for consideration are of the highest quality and in line with government priorities.

The department’s purpose is: Leading policy, strategy and integrity from the heart of government.

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About The Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office’s role is to provide:

  • Leads and coordinates strategy and policy across government, including driving action on the Government’s key priorities.  
  • Provides expert independent policy, legal and governance advice to the Premier and Cabinet, including on National Cabinet matters.
  • Upholds Cabinet conventions and provides stewardship of the NSW Cabinet system to support good decision-making.

Our people and structure

The Cabinet Office is made up of 3 groups: 

  • Office of General Counsel
  • Social Policy and National Reform
  • Economic and Environmental Policy.

Our values

  • Consider people equally without prejudice or favour. 
  • Act professionally with honesty, consistency and impartiality. 
  • Take responsibility for situations, showing leadership and courage. 
  • Place the public interest over personal interest. 
  • Appreciate difference and welcome learning from others. 
  • Build relationships based on mutual respect. 
  • Uphold the law, institutions of government and democratic principles. 
  • Communicate intentions clearly and invite teamwork and collaboration. 
  • Provide apolitical and non-partisan advice. 
  • Provide services fairly with a focus on customer needs. 
  • Be flexible, innovative and reliable in delivering services. 
  • Engage with the not-for-profit and business sectors to develop and implement service solutions. 
  • Focus on quality while maximising service delivery. 
  • Recruit and promote employees on merit. 
  • Take responsibility for decisions and actions. 
  • Provide transparency to enable public scrutiny. 
  • Observe standards for safety. 
  • Be fiscally responsible and focus on efficient, effective and prudent use of resources. 
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