Working with others

The PGPA Act requires the accountable authority of a Commonwealth entity to encourage officials to cooperate with others to achieve common objectives, where practicable.  ‘Others’ includes other Commonwealth entities, other levels of government, and other public and private bodies and organisations including in the not‑for‑profit sector.  

The following guidance aims to assist accountable authorities and officials in meeting their obligation to work with others:

Further, Australian Public Service communities of practice provide a platform for public sector employees of a specific domain to share knowledge and practices, and learn from each other.

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Last updated: 07 June 2017