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Our Decision Making Processes

The Statement of Strategy defines the department's mandate, mission and strategies for a 3 year period. It sets the key outcomes and indicators that the department will use to measure its performance. It also takes account of the contribution the department and its agencies must make to meet its obligations under international agreements.

The recently published proposed principles-based Guidelines aim to foster greater citizen consultation and involvement in policy and service development to strengthen democracy and improve public services. To view the public consultations undertaken by the Department, visit the relevant sector below. 

​Communications Public Consultations​Climate Action Public ConsultationsEnvironment Public Consultations
​Energy Public ConsultationsNatural Resources Public Consultations


More information on decisions and policy proposals undertaken by the Department, is available in each sector below.