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'One hundred years ago, no‐one could have foreseen the breadth that the Australian Public Service now encompasses. Now, more than 150,000 professionals with experience in areas as diverse as foreign policy, climate change, aged care, cyber security digital transformation, advise on and implement public
policy. The reality is, the government could not formulate or implement any policy of substance without our Public Service.'

The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister
Address to the Australian Public Service
20 April 2016

The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Prime Minister

In accordance with the provisions of section 44 of the Public Service Act 1999, I present you with my report on the state of the Australian Public Service for 2015–16.

I have steadily been releasing insights and evidence on the state of the service through regular updates on the State of the Service website. This approach has given agencies access to valuable data on their performance as soon as it was available.

The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit agreed in 2003 to extend the tabling deadline of the State of the Service component of my annual reporting to one calendar month after the tabling date of agencies' annual reports. This report is required to be tabled by 30 November 2016.

Yours sincerely

The Honourable John Lloyd PSM
Australian Public Service Commissioner
28 November 2016

Last reviewed: 
20 November 2018