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The Corporate Governance Framework sets out our governance standards which are fundamentally about delivering our priorities, achieving our objectives, behaving with integrity and acting in the public interest. Governance is concerned with having in place appropriate structures and processes for directing and managing our organisation so that all stakeholders can be assured that the organisation is operating effectively and efficiently. It is about transparency, accountability and consistency, and about operating in a participative environment. The Framework is based on five high level governance principles that underpin the governance arrangements in the Department as follows.

Good governance supports a culture and ethos which ensures behaviour with integrity, a strong commitment to ethical values and respect for the rule of law.

Good governance helps to define priorities and outcomes in terms of sustainable economic and societal benefits and to determine the policies and interventions necessary to optimise the achievement of these priorities and outcomes. It means implementing good practices in transparency, reporting, communications, audit and scrutiny to deliver effective accountability.

Good governance means developing the Department’s capacity, including the capability of the leadership team, management and staff.

Good governance means managing risks and performance through robust internal control systems and effective performance management practices.

Good governance ensures openness, effective public consultation processes and comprehensive engagement with domestic and international stakeholders.

The following form part of the Department's governance arrangements

Last modified:21/12/2016