Prime Minister's Policy Bodies

General Policy Coordination Unit

This unit consists of a director, who is also the secretary of the Council of Ministers, and advisors.

The director works with the Prime Minister to determine a schedule of national and international activities for the upcoming political year. This schedule is updated to reflect changes in circumstances.

The unit coordinates, monitors and evaluates federal government policy for the following:

  • international policy
  • relations with Parliament
  • institutional reforms
  • the Consultation Committee
  • trade union negotiations

Policy Unit

The Policy Unit consists of a director - the chef de cabinet - and a number of advisors responsible for social and economic policy. They work closely with the General Policy Coordination Unit.

Secretariat

The Prime Minister’s Secretariat is made up of his spokespersons, his personal secretaries and a number of operational employees, and provides the head of the government with direct political and practical support.