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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 1999–2000. It is prepared in accordance with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Requirements for Departmental Annual Reports of May 2000, which draws on the legislative requirements set out in the Public Service Act 1999. Information and statistics cover the financial year 1999–2000, or relate to the situation as at 30 June 2000, unless otherwise specified. 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 1999–2000 portfolio budget statements, with some minor structural adjustments to the framework of our performance indicators. Details of these adjustments are on page 23, Implementation of Accrual Budgeting.

Section 1 contains:

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

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 including the department’s response to public sector reform.

Section 4 contains the audited Financial Statements for 1999–2000.

Section 5 includes appendixes containing useful additional information and reports required under specific legislation.

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

Further information

Publications Portfolio Budget Statements 1999–2000 and 2000–01
Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 1999–2000
Corporate Plan 2000–2002
Trade Outcomes and Objectives Statement 2000


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