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DFAT Annual Report 1998-99






Guide to the Report

This report is the Secretary’s account to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade on the performance of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) during the financial year 1998–99.

Its preparation is in accordance with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Requirements for Departmental Annual Reports of June 1999, which draws on the legislative requirements set out in the Public Service Act 1922. Information and statistics cover the financial year 1998–99, or relate to the situation as at 30 June 1999.

This report is divided into two volumes. Volume 1 is the report of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, while Volume 2 is AusAID’s report. Each volume comprises five sections (Table 1).

Table 1 Structure of the 1998–99 Annual Report (two volumes)

Volume 1: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Section

Section Name

Content

1

Overviews

Summarise the year in review, the environment in which the department operates, and the organisational structure.

2

Program Reports

Detail the results of programs 1 to 5.

3

Appendixes

Provide additional statistical and other details on the performance and administration of the department’s programs.

4

Financial Statements

Contain the department’s full set of audited financial information and explanatory notes.

5

Glossary and Indexes

Assist the reader to find and understand the information contained in the report.

Volume 2: Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Section

Section Name

Content

1

Overviews

Summarise the year in review, the environment in which the agency operates, and the organisational structure.

2

Program Reports

Detail the results of Program 6.

3

Appendixes

Provide additional statistical and other details on the performance and administration of the agency’s programs.

4

Financial Statements

Contain the agency’s full set of audited financial information and explanatory notes.

5

Glossary and Indexes

Assist the reader to find and understand the information contained in the report.

Note: Shading indicates the current volume.


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