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Description
Requirement
Page/s
Letter of transmittal Mandatory
iii
Table of contents Mandatory
v–vi
Index Mandatory
206
Glossary Mandatory
198–200
Contact officer(s) Mandatory
ii
Internet home page address and internet address for report Mandatory
ii
Review by Secretary
Review by Departmental Secretary Mandatory
2–5
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested
2–5
Overview of department's performance and financial results Suggested
2–5, 14–20
Outlook for following year Suggested
4–5
Significant issues and developments—portfolio Suggested
6–9
Departmental overview
Role and functions Mandatory
10–11
Organisational structure Mandatory
11–12
Outcome and programme structure Mandatory
10
Where outcome and programme structures differ from PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory
11
Portfolio structure Mandatory
8–9
Report on performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to programmes and contribution to outcomes Mandatory
14–55
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory
21–55
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory
Not applicable
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory
14–55
Trend information Mandatory
50, 52–54
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested
2, 9, 11
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested
39
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested
2–5, 9, 11, 14–55
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested
58–61
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory
184
Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance Mandatory
15–20
Discussion of any significant changes in financial results from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations Mandatory
15
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory
16–20
Management and accountability
Corporate governance
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency complies with the 'Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines' Mandatory
iii
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory
58–61
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested
11–12, 59
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested
59–60
Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested
58–61
Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested
60–61
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested
61
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested
73–74
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory
62–69
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory
62–65
Reports by the Auditor-General, a parliamentary committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory
66–69
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory
70–75
Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested
70–75
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) Suggested
73–74
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested
70–71
Work health and safety performance Suggested
76–77
Productivity gains Suggested
70–71
Statistics on staffing Mandatory
74–75, 178–179
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory
73–74
Performance pay Mandatory
73
Assets management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory
77–78
Purchasing
78–79
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory
78
Consultants
The annual report must include a summary statement detailing the number of new consultancy services contracts let during the year; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts let during the year (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were active in the reporting year; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST). The annual report must include a statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website Mandatory
78
ANAO Access Clauses
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory
79
Exempt contracts
Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory
79
Financial Statements
Financial Statements Mandatory
86–175
Other information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory
76–77
Advertising and market research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory
80
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory
82–83
Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory
75
Grant programmes Mandatory
80–82
Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory
71–72
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory
83
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory
Not applicable
Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory
16–20
List of requirements Mandatory
201–203

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