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Guide to the Report

This is the Secretary's report to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade on the performance of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Volume 1) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) (Volume 2) during the financial year 2001-02. It is prepared in accordance with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Requirements for Annual Reports of June 2002, as approved on behalf of the Parliament by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. Information and statistics unless otherwise indicated cover the financial year 2001-02, or relate to the situation as at 30 June 2002. All dollars are Australian unless otherwise specified.

Guide to Volume 1 (See also glossary of terms)

The report of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Volume 1) uses the same outcome-output structure that was used to present the department's 2001-02 portfolio budget statements, with the addition of a new outcome (Outcome 4) introduced as a result of the transfer of responsibility for management of the overseas property component of the former Property Group, Department of Finance and Administration, to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in accordance with Administrative Arrangement Orders issued on 26 November 2001. Since publication of the 2001-02 portfolio budget statements new performance indicators have been introduced for the department's newly established Overseas Property Office and for the department's management of the provision by the ABC of Australian television services to the Asia-Pacific region.

Section 1 contains:

  • the Secretary's review for 2001-02

  • the departmental overview, including:

    • role and functions

    • organisational structure

    • senior executive structure

    • portfolio structure

    • outcomes and outputs framework.

Section 2 contains the department's outcome-output performance information reports. Performance is reported under the following headings:

  • effectiveness (including administered items)

  • quality and quantity measures for departmental outputs

  • quality and quantity measures for administered items.

To enhance the flow of performance information in Section 2:

  • Effectiveness indicators are grouped at the beginning of reporting for each outcome

  • Quality and quantity indicators and reporting for each output appear at the end of reporting on effectiveness of outputs

  • Indicators and reporting for administered items are set out at the end of reporting on quality and quantity for the relevant outcome

  • All indicators have been reported against. Headings and sub-headings within the text generally conform to the order of indicators appearing at the beginning of performance reporting.

Section 3 reports on enabling services that do not appear under the outcome structure. It includes reporting on corporate governance, external scrutiny and management of human and financial resources.

Section 4 contains the audited financial statements for 2001-02.

Section 5 includes appendixes providing useful additional information and reports required under specific legislation. Some information, included in previous annual reports but no longer obligatory under specific requirements or legislation, has been removed to the online version of this report. (List of Publications)

Section 6 contains glossaries of terms, acronyms and abbreviations and an index.

Further information

Publications
Portfolio Budget Statements 2001-02 and 2002-03 Click to view related information - opens in new window
Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2001-02 Click to view related information - opens in new window
Corporate Plan 2000-2002
Trade Outcomes and Objectives Statement 2002 Click to view related information - opens in new window

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