Annual Report 2005-2006

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Compliance Index

This index is prepared from the checklist of annual report requirements contained in attachment F to the Requirements for Annual Reports approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on 21 June 2006.

Description Page Requirement
Letter of transmittal iii mandatory
Table of contents v mandatory
Index 000 mandatory
Glossary 000 mandatory
Contact officer ii mandatory
Internet home page address and Internet address for report ii mandatory
Review by the Secretary
Secretary's review 3 mandatory
Summary of significant issues and developments 3 suggested
Overview of department's performance and financial results 264 suggested
Outlook for the following year 9 suggested
Departmental overview
Overview description of the department 15 mandatory
Role and functions 15 mandatory
Organisational structure 15 mandatory
Outcome and output structure 20 mandatory
Where outcome and output structures differ from the PBS format, details of variation and reasons for change   n.a.
Portfolio structure 18 mandatory
Report on performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to outputs and contribution to outcomes 25–236 mandatory
Actual performance in relation to performance targets set out in the PBS and PAES 25–236 mandatory
Performance of purchaser—provider arrangements 306 mandatory
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both the former and new targets, and reasons for the change   n.a.
Discussion and analysis of performance 25–236 mandatory
Trend information 25–236 suggested
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance 25–236 suggested
Significant changes in the nature of principal functions or services n.a. suggested
Description Page Requirement
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints 172–3, 177, 210–12, 249–50, 254–5 mandatory
Social justice and equity impacts 254–5 suggested
Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance 264–5 mandatory
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from the budget. 264 suggested
Summary resource tables by outcomes 29, 155, 183, 227 mandatory
Developments since the end of the financial year that have affected or may significantly affect the department's operations or financial results in future 265 mandatory
Management accountability
Corporate governance
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place 241 mandatory
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities 17 suggested
Senior management committees and their roles 242 suggested
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review 243 suggested
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements in place to manage risks 246 suggested
Certification of compliance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 248 mandatory
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards 247 suggested
How the nature and amount of remuneration for senior executive service officers is determined 262 suggested
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny 249 mandatory
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals 249 mandatory
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman 249 mandatory
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives 251 mandatory
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention 252 suggested
Impact and features of certified agreements and AWAs 261 suggested
Training and development undertaken and its impact 255 suggested
Occupational health and safety performance 261–2, 282–4 suggested
Productivity gains 251 suggested
Description Page Requirement
Statistics on staffing 275–8 mandatory
Certified agreements and AWAs 261, 279 mandatory
Performance pay 280–1 mandatory
Assets management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management 265–6 mandatory
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles 267 mandatory
Number of new consultancy services contracts let, total expenditure on all new consultancy services contracts, number of ongoing consultancy services contracts active in the reporting year, and the total expenditure on ongoing consultancy services contracts in the reporting year. Additional proforma information to be available on new consultancy services contracts let to the value of $10,000 or more 267 mandatory
Competitive tendering and contracting
Competitive tendering and contracting contracts let and outcomes 266 mandatory
Absence of contractual provisions allowing access by the Auditor-General 266 mandatory
Exempt contracts
Contracts exempt from AusTender 267 mandatory
Commonwealth disability strategy
Report on performance in implementing the Commonwealth disability strategy 254 mandatory
Financial statements
Financial statements 327 mandatory
Other information
Occupational health and safety (section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991) 282–4 mandatory
Freedom of information (subsection 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982) 285–94 mandatory
Advertising and market research (section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) 309–10 mandatory
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) 303–5 mandatory
Discretionary grants 311 mandatory
Correction of material errors in the previous annual report   n.a.

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