Output Group 1 : Policy advice and Ministerial services

Link to Portfolio Outcome

DOTARS provides policy advice and other services to its Ministers with respect to:

  • all modes of transport and infrastructure,
  • Australias Territories and local governments, and
  • the development of, and services to, regional, rural and remote communities.

An overall performance target for all the following activities is that they are in accordance with the Ministers standard performance measures for policy advice. These performance measures are:

  • consistency with Governments desired outcomes;
  • clarity of purpose;
  • sound reasoning and provision of supporting evidence;
  • accuracy;
  • options;
  • consultation;
  • practicality and relevance;
  • timeliness; and
  • cost.

Evaluation of performance is based on the satisfaction of stakeholders, cost and timeliness.

Fast-find Index

Policy advice and Ministerial services

Integrated And Cross-Modal Transport And Infrastructure

  1. Provide strategic advice to Ministers on integrated transport options, facilities and directions
  2. Advise Ministers on cross-modal measures and projects
  3. Participate in international and regional forums
  4. Provide the Ministers with advice on climate change issues as they relate to transport and regional interests
  5. Provide strategic advice to the Ministers on a range of environmental issues as they impact on the portfolio
  6. Participate in, and provide policy support and/or secretariat services to, committees and working groups

Maritime Transport

  1. Oversee, and advise Ministers on, government business enterprises
  2. Provide policy advice to the Ministers in relation to maritime transport issues and implementation policies and legislation
  3. Provide advice to the Ministers on the outcomes of maritime safety investigations and their relevance to maritime safety policy, and related safety issues

Roads and Road Transport

  1. Provide policy advice to the Ministers on the Commonwealths role in the provision of Road Infrastructure
  2. Develop the Energy Credit (Grants) Scheme
  3. Provide policy advice to the Ministers on road transport safety and environmental issues
  4. Provide policy advice to the Ministers on road transport reform and development issues, and implement policies and legislation
  5. Provide policy advice to Ministers on road transport charging issues
  6. Prepare Motor Vehicle Standards Act Determinations

Rail Transport

  1. Develop and implement uniform rail operational requirements for the interstate rail network
  2. Monitor, participate in, and advise on rail infrastructure developments
  3. Oversee government business enterprises and advise Ministers
  4. Monitor and review progress in streamlining access arrangements for interstate rail operators
  5. Provide advice to the Ministers on rail transport safety

Air Transport

  1. Provide advice to the Ministers on air safety
  2. Provide policy advice to the Ministers and implement government policy for the air transport framework in Australia
  3. Provide policy advice to the Ministers on airports and airlines in Australia
  4. Oversee portfolio authorities and aviation legislation and provide advice to the Ministers
  5. Implement government policies on international aviation
  6. Advise Ministers on other international aviation issues

Regional Services, Development and Support

  1. Provide policy advice and support to the Ministers on a whole-of-government approach to regional Australia
  2. Provide policy advice and support to the Ministers on Commonwealth responsibilities, priorities and interests in regional, rural and remote Australia
  3. Communicate Commonwealth Government information and policies in relation to regional services
  4. Provide support to key advisory bodies

Local Government

  1. Provide policy advice and support to the Ministers on Commonwealth responsibilities, priorities and interests in local government
  2. Provide policy advice on the implementation of Recommendation 29 of the Bell Report
  3. Provide policy advice on, and administer, Commonwealth legislation

Territories

  1. Provide policy advice and support to the Ministers on Commonwealth responsibilities, priorities and interests in the Australian Territories
  2. Provide policy support and representation
  3. Communicate government policies to, and consult, liaise and negotiate with, stakeholders in relation to policy development
  4. Administer Commonwealth legislation in relation to Australias Territories
  5. Develop and maintain comprehensive State-equivalent legal regimes in non-self-governing Territories
  6. Oversee the legislative regime for planning and land management in the National Capital
  7. Oversee the legislative regime for management of crown land in Norfolk Island

General

  1. Standard Performance Targets for Output Group 1

Financial Performance

International Transport Trade Activities