Annual Report 2005-2006

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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 2005–06. It is prepared in accordance with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Requirements for Annual Reports of June 2006, 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 2005–06, or relate to the situation as at 30 June 2006. All dollars are Australian unless otherwise specified.

Guide to Volume 1

The report of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Volume 1) uses the same outcome–output structure that was used in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2005–06.

We have included trade statistics covering services as well as goods. The latest goods and services trade statistics relate to calendar year 2005. They are not part of the department's performance reporting but are included as background information for the benefit of readers.

Section 1 contains:

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

To enhance the flow of performance information in Section 2:

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 includes appendixes providing useful additional information and reports required under specific legislation.

Section 5 contains the audited financial statements for 2005–06.

Section 6 contains glossaries of terms, acronyms and abbreviations and indexes.

Further information


Portfolio Budget Statements 2005–06 and 2006–07
Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2005–06
Corporate Plan
Trade 2006

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