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 Annual Report 2008-09 Readers Guide

How to use this report

This is the Secretary’s report to the Attorney-General and the Minister for Home Affairs for 2008–09. Prepared according to parliamentary reporting requirements, the report also provides information for the community and stakeholders. The compliance index will direct readers to where information required by legislation can be found in the report. The Annual Report relates the Department’s performance for 2008–09 to the goals outlined in the Portfolio Budget Statements and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements for the same period.
PART 1 introduces readers to the Attorney-General’s Department with a review of the year from the Secretary, a snapshot of activities and key achievements, and financial and staffing summaries. It also provides a description of the portfolio, the outcome–output framework and the Department’s organisational structure.
PART 2 reports on how the Department performed during the period against its three outcomes and the departmental outputs and administered items.
PART 3 details management and accountability processes, including corporate governance, external scrutiny, financial management, human resource management, information and knowledge management, social equity impacts, and ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance processes.
PART 4 contains the audited financial statements for 2008–09.
PART 5 comprises appendixes that provide useful additional information and reports required under specific legislation.

Further information

Enquiries about the Annual Report should be directed to:
Assistant Director, Corporate Communications
Public Affairs
Attorney-General’s Department
3–5 National Circuit
Telephone: (02) 6141 2500
Facsimile: (02) 6141 2553
Email: annual.report@ag.gov.au
Website: http://www.ag.gov.au
The Portfolio Budget Statements are also published on the Department’s website at http://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Budgets/Pages/default.aspx.
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