Annual Report 2008-2009

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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 17 June 2009.

Description Page Requirement
Letter of transmittal iii mandatory
Table of contents iv–vii mandatory
Index 425–457 mandatory
Glossary 415–421 mandatory
Contact officer ii mandatory
Internet home page address and internet address for report ii mandatory
Review by the Secretary    
Secretary’s review 3–13 mandatory
Summary of significant issues and developments 4–12 suggested
Overview of department’s performance and financial results 241–242 suggested
Outlook for the following year 12–13 suggested
Departmental overview    
Overview description of the department 14–19 mandatory
Role and functions 14 mandatory
Organisational structure 15–19 mandatory
Outcome and output structure 19 mandatory
Where outcome and output structures differ from the PBS format, details of variation and reasons for change n.a. mandatory
Portfolio structure 18 mandatory
Report on performance    
Review of performance during the year in relation to outputs and contribution to outcomes 21–219 mandatory
Actual performance in relation to performance targets set out in the PBS and PAES 23–219 mandatory
Performance of purchaser—provider arrangements 289–291 mandatory
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both the former and new targets, and reasons for the change n.a. mandatory
Discussion and analysis of performance 23–219 mandatory
Trend information 23–219 suggested
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance 23–219 suggested
Significant changes in the nature of principal functions or services n.a. suggested
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department’s response to complaints 163–175, 177–182 mandatory
Social justice and equity impacts 164–166, 233–236 suggested
Discussion and analysis of the department’s financial performance 241–242 mandatory
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from budget 241–242 suggested
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes 261–265 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 243 mandatory
Management accountability    
Corporate governance    
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place 223–229 mandatory
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities 17 suggested
Senior management committees and their roles 223–225 suggested
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review 225–227 suggested
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements in place to manage risks 228 suggested
Certification of compliance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 227–228 mandatory
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards 227 suggested
How the nature and amount of remuneration for senior executive service officers is determined 240 suggested
External scrutiny    
Significant developments in external scrutiny 229–231 mandatory
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals 284–286 mandatory
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman 229–231 mandatory
Management of human resources    
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives 231–233 mandatory
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention 232 suggested
Impact and features of collective agreements, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs 238–240 suggested
Training and development undertaken and its impact 236–238 suggested
Occupational health and safety performance 240–241, 266–268 suggested
Productivity gains 231–232 suggested
Statistics on staffing 254–258 mandatory
Collective agreements, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs 239–240, 258–260 mandatory
Performance pay 259–260 mandatory
Assets management    
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management 243 mandatory
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles 243–245 mandatory
Number of new consultancy services contracts let; total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts let during the year (inclusive of GST); number of ongoing consultancy contracts active in the reporting year; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on ongoing consultancy contracts. A statement must be included noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. Information as per attachment D to the Requirements, presented in accordance with the proforma provided, must be available on the internet or published as an appendix to the report. 245, 296–299 mandatory
Australian National Audit Office access    
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General 244 mandatory
Exempt contracts    
Contracts exempt from the AusTender process 245 mandatory
Commonwealth Disability Strategy    
Report on performance in implementing the Commonwealth Disability Strategy 235 mandatory
Financial statements    
Financial statements 313–411 mandatory
Other information    
Occupational health and safety (section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991) 266–268 mandatory
Freedom of information (subsection 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982) 269–279 mandatory
Advertising and market research (section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) 292 mandatory
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) 287–288 mandatory
Grant programs 293 mandatory
Correction of material errors in the previous annual report n.a. mandatory

n.a. not applicable

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