The State Services Commission's effectiveness will also be enhanced as we move to work more closely with our other central agency counterparts - the Treasury and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. We have a shared interest in a higher performing, trusted and accessible State sector, delivering the right things in the right way and at the right price. This is an outcome to which we all contribute, via a series of organisation-specific outcomes where we individually take the lead.
During 2004/05 we committed to developing better approaches to working together. Initially, we will focus on building a clearer picture of each other's businesses and the respective contributions that each will expect of the others in carrying out that business. We will also focus on greater coordination and collaboration in our respective planning processes. For 2005/06 this will include more collective environmental scanning, and making progress on a wider range of joint projects.
Leadership and coordination of the Development Goals will also be enhanced by the establishment of the Advisory Committee on the State Services. This will be convened by the State Services Commissioner, will consist primarily of Public Service chief executives, and will provide momentum and support to achieve the Development Goals.