Premier and Cabinet circulars are used to establish whole of government policies and often include an instruction or requirement to take specific action in the implementation of those policies.

Our Cabinet Coordination team can provide advice to government agencies on the development of new circulars before they are presented to Cabinet for consideration and approval.

Once a circular has been approved by Cabinet it must be followed by all government departments.

All Premier and Cabinet circulars have been made available for download from our website.

PC007 Security – Opening of Mail / Bomb Threat Calls

January 1989

Circular PC007 explains what steps should be taken if a threatening phone call is received or a suspicious article is found in the building or received in the post. It also gives you advice on how to liaise with the police.

PC007_Security.pdf

PC008 Use of the Piping Shrike

Revised July 2006

This circular describes the history of the piping shrike as the state’s emblem and official symbol, and outlines the policy governing its use.

PC008_Piping-Shrike.pdf

PC009 The Master Media Scheme for Government Advertising

Revised June 2015

This circular relates to Cabinet policy on the arrangements by which brand and functional advertising is to be managed across-government agencies and statutory authorities.

DPC Circular 009 updated june 2015.pdf

PC012 Information Privacy Principles (IPPS) Instructions

Revised 20 June 2016

This circular is a Cabinet Instruction that contains the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs).  The IPPs regulate the way South Australian Public Sector agencies collect, use, store and disclose personal information.

*Please note the addition of a new sub-clause (g) in Principles 8 and 10, which are subject to guidelines to be issued by the Minister. These guidelines are currently in development and agencies will be advised when they have been finalised and are issued for use. For further information, please refer to the State Records website.

PC012_Privacy.pdf

PC013 Annual Reporting Requirements

Revised 30 June 2016

This circular assists staff involved in the preparation of annual reports for Public Sector agencies in South Australia. It reflects changes in reporting requirements and distinguishes between mandatory and optional reporting requirements.

PC013 - Annual Reporting Requirements _2015-16.pdf

PC015 Procedures for submissions seeking the review of Public Works by the Public Works Committee

Revised April 2017

DPC Circular 15, dealing with the referral of public works to the Public Works Committee, has been amended slightly to clarify that the Department of Treasury and Finance, the Crown Solicitor and the Sustainability and Climate Change Office must be consulted in relation to matters referred directly by Ministers to the Committee (in addition to those going through Cabinet first) and the consequent assurances and advice with respect to legal, financial, procedural and sustainability issues must be given in the reports on these matters sent to directly to the Committee.

PC015_Public-Works.pdf

PC016 Remuneration for Government Appointed Part-time Boards and Committees

Revised September 2016

This circular is for the information of Ministers’ offices, Chief Executives and staff involved in appointments and payments to members of government appointed part-time boards and committees.

PC016_Remuneration_1.pdf

PC017 Legal Services Commission of South Australia - Remission of Fees

October 2001

A general Direction in relation to the remission of fees payable to the Crown and the free supply of copies of official documents in connection with professional work carried out by or for the Legal Services Commission of South Australia.

This circular was formerly issued in April 1980 as DPC Circular 78 and supersedes a direction from the former Attorney-General contained in a minute to all Ministers dated 12th February, 1979.

PC017_Remission.pdf

PC018 Government Office Accommodation Framework

Revised June 2012

This circular sets out the policy adopted by Cabinet to govern office accommodation including the roles, responsibilities and procedures to be followed, and the issues to be considered for the planning, leasing, fitout, utilisation and management of office accommodation leased or owned by the South Australian Government.

PC018_Govt-Accommodation.pdf

PC020 Upgrading of Safety and Access in Crown Buildings

December 2002

In order to ensure that safety and accessibility objectives are met, state agencies responsible for building assets are required to address safety and access issues in buildings by incorporating risk management strategies into building asset management plans for Crown buildings.

PC020_Safety.pdf

PC022 Improving the Effectiveness of Government Boards and Committees

Revised October 2014

This circular outlines the government’s policy to improve the effectiveness of government boards and committees.

DPC Circular 22 - Establishment and governance requirements for government boards and committees.pdf

PC023 Private Sector Endorsements on Government Public Communications

Revised July 2006

This circular outlines guidelines relating to advertising, promotion or implied endorsement of private-sector companies by the government. The guidelines aim to ensure the impartiality and transparency of government and to prevent implied or unintentional endorsement of private sector entities.

PC023_Endorsements.pdf

PC024 Integration of South Australia's Strategic Plan into Government Agency Planning Processes

Amended August 2010

This circular sets out the policy for all state government agencies to link their planning, investments and service delivery to the objectives, targets, principles and priorities of across-government strategies. The circular aims to ensure an integrated approach toward achievement of the government’s strategic priorities through effective alignment of agency planning, investment and service/program delivery.

PC024_Strategic-Plan.pdf

PC025 Common Branding Policy for the Government of South Australia

Revised September 2014

This circular outlines the policy for common branding. The key principle is that all government entities maintain a consistent and professional image, and are easily identifiable as belonging to the Government of South Australia. This policy aims to provide a unified approach to branding by all government entities. Clear and consistent branding enables the public to recognise South Australian Government activities. It improves service to the public by facilitating access to programs and services provided by the government.

PC025_Common-Branding.pdf

PC026 Interstate and International Recruitment Advertisements

Revised March 2013

This circular relates to the application of Brand South Australia to all interstate and overseas recruitment and employment advertising or promotion undertaken by government agencies.

PC026_Interstate-Recruitment.pdf

PC027 Disclosure of Government Contracts

December 2005

This circular prescribes a policy applying to all public authorities subject to the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987 for the public disclosure of certain contracts involving government expenditure and the sale of government assets, and for the management of contract information.

PC027_Govt-Contracts.pdf

PC028 Construction Procurement Policy: Project Implementation Process

August 2015

This circular relates to responsibility for construction procurement policy and application of the Project Implementation Process which is applicable by all agencies to every ‘prescribed construction project’ as defined by Regulations under the State Procurement Act 2004.

PC028_Construction_Procurement_Policy__Project_Implementation_Process.pdf

PC029 – Chief Executive Performance Agreement

Revised September 2016

This circular outlines the framework for Chief Executive performance reviews in the South Australian Public Sector for 2016-17.

PC029_CE-Performance.pdf

PC029 - Chief Executive Performance Agreement - Minute to Ministers and SMC CEs

PC029_CE-Performance_Agreement_ Minute.pdf

PC029 - Chief Executive Performance Agreement Timeframes

This document outlines the critical timeframes and responsibilities for the Chief Executive Performance Agreement.

PC029_Quick-Guide.pdf

PC029 – Chief Executive Performance Agreement Template

This template should be used when outlining the government and agency key priorities as agreed by the signatories. These priorities will provide the basis for the Chief Executive's formal performance appraisal at year’s end.

PC029_CE-Performance-Template. pdf
PC029_CE-Performance-Template.word

PC029 - Cabinet Submissions register

PC029 - Cabinet Submissions register.word

This document is an attachment to the Chief Executive Performance Agreement Template (Section C) on maintaining a register for Cabinet Submissions.

PC030 Protective Security Policy Framework

February 2012

This circular outlines the strategic approach approved by Cabinet for a whole-of-government protective security policy, based on the principles outlined within the Australian Government’s Protective Security Policy Framework.

PC030_Protective-Security.pdf

PC031 Disclosure of Cabinet Documents 10 Years or Older

Revised January 2013

Circular 31 contains the policy entitled Disclosure of Cabinet Documents 10 Years or Older. This policy allows selected Cabinet documents to be proactively disclosed on a government website and considered for release through the FOI process, if 10 years have passed since the end of the calendar year in which it came into existence. The Department of the Premier and Cabinet is assigned as the agency that will publish selected Cabinet documents online and deal with all FOI applications under the policy.

PC031_FOI-10-Years.pdf

PC032 Lobbyist Code of Conduct

October 2014

The Lobbyist Code of Conduct has been designed to introduce greater accountability and transparency into the lobbying process and the interaction between lobbyists and the South Australian Government.

PC Circular 32 - Lobbyist Code of Conduct - October 2014 - CURRENT.pdf

PC033 Industry Participation Policy

November 2015

This circular relates to the application of the South Australia Industry Participation Policy which is applicable by all agencies to all major government procurements and to private projects receiving significant government support.

PC033 Industry Participation Policy (updated October 2016)

PC034 Procedures in relation to the referral of subordinate legislation to the Legislative Review Committee

October 2012

Under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1978, all subordinate legislation to be tabled in Parliament is referred to the Legislative Review Committee for consideration. The Committee relies on written reports from agencies as the starting point for its examination of the legislation. Circular 34 contains guidelines for the content of agency reports to the Legislative Review Committee.

PC034_LRC.pdf

PC035 Proactive Disclosure of Regularly Requested Information

Revised November 2016

Circular 35 contains the policy entitled Proactive Disclosure of Regularly Requested Information. This policy requires certain State Government agencies to disclose to the public information that is regularly requested and released under the Freedom of Information Act 1992.  The information will be published on agency websites and includes details about the government’s expenditure on credit cards, mobile phones, capital works projects, consultants, and Ministers’ overseas travel.  It also includes agency gift registers and procurement policies and procedures.  Proactively publishing this information online ensures that it is shared with all members of the public. For more information, please contact State Records of South Australia.

PC035 Disclosure of Regularly Requested Information.pdf

PC036 Best Practice Community and Stakeholder Engagement

September 2013

This circular provides advice on how government agencies can develop a best practice approach to community and stakeholder engagement.

PC036_Best practice community and stakeholder engagement.pdf

PC038 Unsolicited Proposals

This circular relates to the application of the Guidelines for the Assessment of Unsolicited Proposals which are applicable to all Government agencies and all public authorities under the Public Finance and Audit Act 1997, unless specifically excluded by the State Coordinator-General. The objective of the Guidelines is to provide a consistently applied framework for the assessment of unsolicited proposals that originate from a private entity (either for profit or not-for-profit) and are submitted to Government without formally being requested.

PC038_Unsolicited Proposals.pdf

PC039 - Complaint Management in the South Australian Public Sector

This circular requires all South Australian public sector agencies to establish and maintain an effective complaint management system that conforms to the principles in the Australian/New Zealand Standard: Guidelines for Complaint Management in Organizations (AS/NZS10002:2014).

DPC Circular 039 Complaints Management.pdf

PC040 - Air Travel

March 2016

This circular articulates the principles South Australian public sector agencies must adhere to when planning and booking air travel.

PC040 - Air Travel.pdf

PC041 90-Day Projects in the South Australian Public Sector

This circular sets out the requirements for appoval of 90-day projects in the South Australian public sector.

PC041 90 day projects in the SA public sector.pdf

PC042 - Cyber Security Incident Management

January 2016

This circular addresses the requirements for Agencies to manage, report and respond to cyber security incidents in coordination with the Control Agency for ICT Failure.

PC042_Cyber Security Incident Management.pdf

PC114 Government Real Property Management

Revised October 2010

This circular describes Cabinet policy on the utilisation, purchase and disposal of government real property (including Crown lands). This revised version came into effect as of 11 October 2010 and does not apply retrospectively to properties for which a contract of sale has been entered into as of that date.

PC114_Property-Management.pdf

Contact

Michael Brougham
Cabinet Coordination
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Phone: 08 8429 5107
Email: michael.brougham@sa.gov.au