As a senior executive you may be involved in the negotiation of multilateral or bilateral agreements. Some agreements outline the terms of Commonwealth funding to states, while others seek the commitment of other governments in pursuing consistent policy objectives.
Regardless of the type of agreement, the negotiation process must always be consistent with NSW government protocols.
Various agreements regulate the Commonwealth's funding of each state and in doing so outline a shared commitment to achieving agreed policy outcomes. These agreements fall under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations and include national agreements, national partnerships, and project agreements.
Depending on the type of agreement, it may be signed by the Premier, or by the Minister with the Premier's and Treasurer’s endorsement.
When entering into negotiations for an intergovernmental agreement you will need to: