Role of Finance

Two areas in Finance work together closely to administer the CAS, and other aspects of the government advertising arrangement.

The Communications Advice Branch is responsible for:

  • providing advice to the Special Minister of State relating to the framework for information and advertising campaigns, associated processes and the consideration of campaign and, where appropriate, recruitment program advertising;
  • advising entities whether campaigns are subject to the Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns;
  • providing specialist advice and assistance to Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entities undertaking information and advertising campaigns;
  • managing the Communications Multi-Use List; and
  • assisting with the management of the master media agency contract.

The Procurement Management Branch is responsible for:

  • providing advice and assistance to Participants undertaking recruitment, tender and public notice advertising;
  • managing access to the government advertising arrangement by Authorised Organisations
  • managing the Dentsu Mitchell contract, including the coordination of Customer Satisfaction Surveys and annual performance audits;
  • liaising with entities in relation to contractual aspects of government advertising;
  • administering the policies associated with recruitment and tender notice advertising;
  • providing entities with guidance on improving value with White Pages directory listings.
  • managing the Whole-of-Government points of contact database; and
  • coordinating Whole-of-Government advertising forums and preparing and distributing quarterly AdVisor newsletters.

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Last updated: 09 July 2015