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Annual Report 2010-11 Readers Guide

How to use this report

This is the Secretary's report to the Attorney-General and the Minister for Home Affairs and Justice for the financial year 2010–11. This Annual Report was prepared in accordance with the Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies (July 2011) approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit and issued by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The report also provides information for the community and stakeholders. The list of requirements will direct you to where information required by legislation can be found in the report.

The Annual Report relates the Department's performance for 2010–11 on the measures 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. It also provides a description of the portfolio, the outcome–program framework and the Department's organisational structure.

PART 2 reports on how the Department performed during the period against its outcome and the departmental and administered programs.

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 2010–11.

PART 5 comprises appendixes that provide useful additional information and reports required under specific legislation.


Contact officer

Assistant Director, Corporate Communications
Strategic Communication Branch
Attorney-General's Department
3–5 National Circuit

Telephone: 61 (2) 6141 2500
Facsimile: 61 (2) 6141 2553
Email: annual.report@ag.gov.au
Website: http://ag.aglink.ag.gov.au

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011

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For the avoidance of doubt, this means this licence only applies to material as set out in this document.

The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the Creative Commons website (accessible using the links provided) as is the full legal code for the CC BY 3.0 AU licence

Use of the Coat of Arms

The terms under which the Coat of Arms can be used are detailed on the It's an Honour
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Contact us

Inquiries regarding the licence and any use of this document are welcome at:

Business Law Branch
Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Cct

Telephone: (02) 6141 6666


ISSN 1034-2559
ISBN 978-1-921725-84-5


This report reflects the efforts of many people. Special thanks go to the departmental staff involved in contributing and coordinating material.