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The Australian Government has made changes to functions overseen by the Attorney-General's Department and Department of Home Affairs. These changes involve the transfers of:

  • identity and biometrics functions into the Attorney-General's Department
  • protective security policy and government and major event security functions to the Department of Home Affairs.

Senate Order Contracts

Murray Motion Senate Order on entity contracts listing for the 2022-23 financial year

Pursuant to the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts, we have published a list of non-procurement contracts, such as grants, that we have entered into which provide for a consideration of $100,000 or more and which:

  • have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2023 or
  • have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2023.

Read the list of non-procurement contracts

For a list of all procurement contracts required to be listed pursuant to the Senate Order, visit the AusTender website.

Most of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract. The reasons for including such clauses include:

  • ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like; and/or
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

The accountable authority of the Attorney-General's Department has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

We estimate the cost of complying with the Senate Order is $5,060. We determined this by calculating the time taken to collect, analyse and compile the information and applying salary costs and on-costs. This includes the costs to coordinate the Attorney-Generals' tabling in the Senate of the Portfolio's compliance with the Senate Order.