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Part 5: Appendices (continued)


List of requirements

Description Requirement Page/s
Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
Table of contents Mandatory v
Index Mandatory 302-303
Glossary Mandatory 296‑301
Contact officer(s) Mandatory xii
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory xii
Review by Secretary    
Review by Departmental Secretary Mandatory 3-7
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 3-6
Overview of department’s performance and financial results Suggested 3-7
Outlook for following year Suggested 6
Significant issues and developments — portfolio Suggested 3-7
Departmental overview    
Overview description of department Mandatory 8‑14
Role and functions Mandatory 8‑13
Organisational structure Mandatory 15
Outcome and program structure Mandatory 16
Where outcome and program 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 8
Portfolio structure Mandatory 17-19
Report on performance    
Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 21-111
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 21-111
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable,
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory n/a
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory 21‑111
Trend information Mandatory 21‑111
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested 21‑111
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 21‑111
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 21‑111
Social inclusion outcomes Sugggested 21‑111
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory n/a
Discussion and analysis of the department’s financial performance Mandatory 13-14
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations Mandatory 13-14
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcome Mandatory 288-291
Developments since the end of the financial year that have
affected or may significantly affect the department’s operations or
financial results in the future
If applicable,
Corporate governance    
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 115
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 15
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 115-117
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 117
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk Suggested 117-118
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory iii
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 118-119
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 120
External scrutiny    
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 121-122
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory 127-129
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory 122-129
Management of human resources    
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 130-132
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested 132-133
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested 132
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 133-136
Occupational health and safety performance Suggested 136-137
Productivity gains Suggested n/a
Statistics on staffing Mandatory 138-141
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 132
Performance pay Mandatory 139-140
Assets management    
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 142
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 143
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 144-150
Australian National Audit Office access clauses    
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 151
Exempt contracts    
Contracts exempt from the AusTender Mandatory 152
Commonwealth Disability Strategy    
Report on performance in implementing the Commonwealth
Disability Strategy
Mandatory 153-156
Financial statements    
Financial statements Mandatory 157-265
Other information    
Occupational health and safety (section 74 of the Occupational
Health and Safety Act 1991)
Mandatory 269-270
Freedom of information (subsection 8(1) of the Freedom of
Information Act 1982)
Mandatory 271-283
Advertising and market research (section 311A of the
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising
Mandatory 284
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental
performance (section 516A of the Environment Protection and
Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999)
Mandatory 285-286
Grant programs Mandatory 287
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory n/a
List of requirements Mandatory 292-295