Premier and Cabinet Circulars

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.

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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.

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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.

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PC012 Information Privacy Principles, Instructions and Privacy Committee Proclamation

Revised 16 September 2013

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.  The Terms of References for the Privacy Committee of South Australia can be found in the Proclamation that is attached to the Circular.

The IPPs were most recently updated on 4 February 2013, 5 August 2013 and 16 September 2013. 

**Please note that the recent amendments included 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 regarding PC012, please refer to the State Records website.

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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.


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

Revised March 2008

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 advices with respect to legal, financial, procedural and sustainability issues must be given in the reports on these matters sent to directly to the Committee.

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PC016 Remuneration for Government Appointed Part-time Boards and Committees

Revised February 2014

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.

The provisions previously covered by DPC Circular 14 are now covered by DPC Circular 16.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PC022 Improving the Effectiveness of Government Boards and Committees

October 2014 - revised as part of the State Government's board and committee reform agenda

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PC029 CE Performance Agreement Quick Guide

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

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PC029 List of Impacted Chief Executives

This document provides a list of Chief Executives impacted by DPC Circular 29 for 2015-16.

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PC029 – Chief Executive Performance Agreement Template

This Word 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.

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PC029 – Guidelines for the Chief Executive Performance Appraisal Process

October 2015

This Circular outlines the framework for Chief Executive performance reviews in the South Australian Public Sector for 2015-16.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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