Parliamentary operations

The department provided support for parliamentary functions including overseeing Cabinet business, processing and monitoring general briefings and ministerial correspondence, coordinating specialist briefings for question time and Senate Estimates, and coordinating answers to parliamentary questions and Senate Estimates questions on notice. Additional support on the caretaker conventions was provided during the caretaker period, in the lead-up to the September 2013 federal election. This entailed presentations to employees, helpdesk services via phone and email and a specially developed intranet page containing information and resources.