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Compliance index

Under subsections 63(2) and 70(2) of the Public Service Act 1999, departmental annual reports must be prepared in accordance with the set of requirements approved on behalf of the parliament by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. The requirements stipulate a set of mandatory information that must be included in annual reports to ensure accountability requirements are met and to provide consistency for readers. There are also a number of other suggested items that may be included to make the annual report as informative as possible. The following table shows where mandatory and suggested information specified by the requirements may be found in this report.

Part of report and description

Actual location and page

Letter of transmittal Intro, p. iii
Table of contents Intro, pp. v-viii
Index pp. 268-280
Glossary p. 267
Contact officer(s) Intro, p. x
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Intro, p. x

Review by secretary

Review by departmental secretary Part 1 pp. 1-6
Summary of significant issues and developments Part 1 pp. 1-6
Overview of department's performance and financial results Part 1 pp. 1-6
Outlook for following year Part 1 pp. 1-6
Significant issues and developments - portfolio Part 1 pp. 1-6

Departmental overview

Overview description of department Part 2, pp. 8-9
Role and functions Part 2, pp. 8-9
Organisational structure Part 2, pp. 13-14
Outcome and output structure Part 2, p. 13
Where outcome and output structures differ from PBS format, details of variation and reasons for change No change
Portfolio structure Part 2, p. 9

Report on performance

Review of performance during the year in relation to outputs and contribution to outcomes Part 3 pp. 21-118
Actual performance in relation to performance targets set out in PBS/PAES Part 3 pp. 21-118
Performance of purchaser/ provider arrangements Part 4, pp. 124-5
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change No changes
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Part 3 pp. 21-118
Trend information Part 3 pp. 21-118
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Part 3 pp. 21-118
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/ services No changes
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints Part 4 pp. 130-1
Social justice and equity impacts Part 3: Performance report
Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance Part 5 pp. 147-226
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from budget Part 5 pp. 148-9
Summary resource tables by outcomes Part 5 pp.155-9
Developments since the end of the financial year that have affected or may significantly affect the department's operations or financial results in future Part 5 pp. 148-9
Corporate governance
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Part 2, p. 17.
Part 4, pp. 120-1
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Part 2, pp. 14, 16
Senior management committees and their roles Part 2, pp. 18-19
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Part 4, pp. 119-45
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements in place to manage risks Part 4, p. 123
Certification of fraud measures in place Part 4, p. 123
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Part 2 p. 12
Part 4, pp. 133-6
How nature and amount of remuneration for senior executive service employees officers is determined Part 4, pp. 137-9
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Part 4, pp. 125-31
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Part 4, pp. 125, 129
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Part 4, pp. 126-31
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Part 4, pp. 133-43
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Part 4, pp 136, 142-3
Impact and features of certified agreements and AWAs Part 4, pp. 138-9
Training and development undertaken and its impact Part 4, pp. 139-40
Occupational health and safety performance Part 4, p. 141
Productivity gains Not available
Statistics on staffing Part 4, pp. 144-5
Certified agreements and AWAs Part 4, pp. 138-9
Performance pay Part 4, p. 137
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Part 4, pp. 124-5
Assets management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management Part 5, p. 153
Consultants and competitive tendering and contracting
Number of consultancy services contracts let and total expenditure on consultancy services. (Additional information as in Attachment C to be available on request or published.) Part 4, p. 125
Appendix 1
Competitive tendering and contracting contracts let and outcomes Part 4, pp. 124-5
Absence of contractual provisions allowing access by the Auditor-General Part 4, pp. 124
Contracts exempt from Purchasing and Disposal Gazette No exemptions
Providing access to people with disabilities
Report on performance in implementing the Commonwealth Disability Strategy Appendix 5

Financial statements

Part 5, pp. 161-226

Other information

Occupational health and safety (section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991) Part 4, p. 141
Freedom of Information (subsection 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982) Part 4, pp. 131-2
Appendix 4
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) Appendix 2
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Appendix 6
Discretionary grants Appendix 3
Correction of material errors in previous annual report Appendix 7
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