|Function||National Engagement and Intergovernmental Relations||Subject||Reporting|
This Circular sets out the procedure for notifying the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) of State Submissions to inquiries and reviews requiring approval by the Premier or Cabinet. M2012-14 already provides guidance on the circumstances in which State Submissions require approval, and it remains in force.
DPC must be notified of a proposal to prepare a State Submission to an inquiry or review requiring approval by the Premier or Cabinet. DPC must also be notified of key information about a Submission at least 10 working days before it is due to be made.
Notifications are made to your cluster’s DPC contact officer and must include:
The title of the Submission (if known)
The entity requesting the Submission
The NSW Government entity responsible for developing the Submission
An outline of the consultation process
Key aspects of the Submission including rationale, contentious issues and departure from existing policy and
The timeline for approving and making the Submission including the proposed date for Cabinet consideration if applicable.
DPC uses this information to update an inquiries register which is made up of two parts:
A. Proposed State Submissions to inquiries or reviews
B. Submissions due to be made within two weeks.
The purpose of the register is to seek approval from the Premier to develop a State Submission, and allow monitoring of draft Submissions in their final stages of preparation.