Our Corporate Plan
The Department of Communications promotes an innovative and competitive communications sector so Australians can realise the full potential of digital technologies and communications services.
We are the Government’s pre-eminent advisor on communications, in particular digital technologies and communications services.
Our four strategic priorities, as outlined in the Corporate Plan 2014–17 The 2014–17 Corporate Plan has been updated to comply with Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act requirements and environmental developments since 2013. From 15 September 2015, our Corporate Plan is renamed as 2015–19 Corporate Plan , are as follows:
Enhancing digital productivityRapid technological change is transforming the economy, with significant implications for productivity, competition and innovation. The speed and success with which certain sectors, and the economy as a whole, can adopt these technologies is of increasing importance to our national prosperity. We advise the Government on opportunities arising from the innovative adoption and use of digital technologies.
Expanding digital infrastructureAustralia’s economy and security increasingly relies on the availability and integrity of digital infrastructure, communications networks and systems. We advise the Government on the necessary market settings to deliver competitive and efficient digital infrastructure to drive growth in the broader economy.
Promoting efficient communications marketsWe advise the Government on the necessary market settings to promote competition, while ensuring access to basic services, making available socially valuable content, and safeguarding consumers from inappropriate content.
Strengthening our capabilitiesTo be the Government’s pre-eminent advisor on digital technologies and communications services we must possess strong capabilities in leadership, strategy and delivery.