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Letter of transmittal

 

A copy of the letter of transmittal signed and dated by accountable authority on date final text approved, with statement that the report has been prepared in accordance with section 46 of the Act and any enabling legislation that specifies additional requirements in relation to the annual report

Letter of transmittal

Aids to access

 

Table of contents

Home page

 

Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms

Abbreviations and acronyms

 

List of requirements

List of requirements

 

Details of contact officer

Copyright and acknowledgements
- Feedback, enquiries and other uses

 

Entity's website address

Copyright and acknowledgements
- Accessing this report online

 

Electronic address of report

Copyright and acknowledgements
- Accessing this report online

Review by accountable authority

 

A review by the accountable authority of the entity

Secretary's review

Overview of the entity

 

A description of the role and functions of the entity

Our department
- Our role and functions

 

A description of the organisational structure of the entity

Organisational structure

 

A description of the outcomes and programs administered by the entity

Our department
- Our outcomes and programs

 

A description of the purposes of the entity as included in the corporate plan

Our department
- Our aspiration and purposes

 

An outline of the structure of the portfolio of the entity

Portfolio overview


 

Where the outcomes and programs administered by the entity differ from any Portfolio Budget Statement, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement or other portfolio estimates statement that was prepared for the entity for the period, include details of variation and reasons for change

N/A

Report on the performance of the entity
Annual performance statements

 

Annual performance statement in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the Act and section 16F of the Rule

Annual performance statements

Report on financial performance

 

A discussion and analysis of the entity's financial performance

  • Secretary's review
  • Financial management

Secretary's review
- Our financial performance

Financial management

 

A table summarising the total resources and total payments of the entity

Appendix E

 

If there may be significant changes in the financial results during or after the previous or current reporting period, information on those changes, including the cause of any operating loss of the entity; how the entity has responded to the loss and the actions that have been taken in relation to the loss; and any matter or circumstances that it can reasonably be anticipated will have a significant impact on the entity's future operation or financial results

N/A

Management and accountability
Corporate governance

 

Information on compliance with section 10 (fraud systems)

  • Letter of transmittal
  • Corporate governance

Letter of transmittal

Corporate governance
- How we prevent fraud

 

A certification by accountable authority that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared

Letter of transmittal

 

A certification by accountable authority that appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the entity are in place

Letter of transmittal

 

A certification by accountable authority that all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the entity

Letter of transmittal

 

An outline of structures and processes in place for the entity to implement principles and objectives of corporate governance

Corporate governance

 

A statement of significant issues reported to minister under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the Act that relates to non-compliance with finance law and action taken to remedy non-compliance

Financial management
- Significant non-compliance with finance law

External scrutiny

 

Information on the most significant developments in external scrutiny and the entity's response to the scrutiny

External scrutiny

 

Information on judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner that may have a significant effect on the operations of the entity

External scrutiny

 

Information on any reports on operations of the entity by the Auditor-General (other than report under section 43 of the Act), a parliamentary committee, or the Commonwealth Ombudsman

External scrutiny

 

Information on any capability reviews on the entity that were released during the period

N/A

Management of human resources

 

An assessment of the entity's effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve entity objectives

Our people

 

Statistics on the entity's APS employees on an ongoing and non-ongoing basis, including the following:

  • statistics on staffing classification level
  • statistics on full-time employees
  • statistics on part-time employees
  • statistics on gender
  • statistics on staff location
  • statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous

Appendix B

 

Information on any enterprise agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, Australian workplace agreements, common law contracts and determinations under subsection 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999

Our people
- Remuneration and employment conditions

 

Information on the number of SES and non-SES employees covered by agreements etc. identified in paragraph 17AG(4)(c) of the Rule

Our people - Table 3

 

The salary ranges available for APS employees by classification level

Appendix B - Table 15

 

A description of non-salary benefits provided to employees

Our people
- Non-salary benefits

 

Information on the number of employees at each classification level who received performance pay

Our people
- Performance Pay

 

Information on aggregate amounts of performance pay at each classification level

Our people
- Performance Pay

 

Information on the average amount of performance payment, and range of such payments, at each classification level

Our people
- Performance Pay

 

Information on aggregate amount of performance payments

Our people
- Performance Pay

Assets management

 

An assessment of effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the entity's activities

Financial management
- Asset management

Purchasing

 

An assessment of entity performance against the Commonwealth Procurement Rules

Financial management
- Procurement

Consultants

 

A summary statement detailing the number of new contracts engaging consultants entered into during the period; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts entered into during the period (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were entered into during a previous reporting period; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST)

Financial management
- Consultancies

 

A statement that 'During [reporting period], [specified number] new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]. In addition, [specified number] ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the period, involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million].'

Financial management
- Consultancies

 

A summary of the policies and procedures for selecting and engaging consultants and the main categories of purposes for which consultants were selected and engaged

Financial management
- Consultancies

 

A statement that 'Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website.'

Financial management
- Consultancies

Australian National Audit Office access clauses

 

If an entity entered into a contract with a value of more than $100,000 (inclusive of GST) and the contract did not provide the Auditor-General with access to the contractor's premises, the report must include the name of the contractor, the purpose and value of the contract, and the reason why a clause allowing access was not included in the contract

Financial management
- Procurement

Exempt contracts

 

If an entity entered into a contract or there is a standing offer with a value greater than $10,000 (inclusive of GST) which has been exempted from being published in AusTender because it would disclose exempt matters under the Freedom of Information Act, the annual report must include a statement that the contract or standing offer has been exempted, and the value of the contract or standing offer, to the extent that doing so does not disclose the exempt matters

Financial management
- Procurement

Small business

 

A statement that '[Name of entity] supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and medium enterprises and small enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance's website.'

Financial management
- Initiatives to support small business

 

An outline of the ways in which the procurement practices of the entity support small and medium enterprises

Financial management
- Initiatives to support small business

 

If the entity is considered by the department administered by the Finance Minister as material in nature, a statement that '[Name of entity] recognises the importance of ensuring that small businesses are paid on time. The results of the survey of Australian Government payments to small business are available on the Treasury's website.'

Financial management
- Initiatives to support small business

Financial statements

 

Inclusion of the annual financial statements in accordance with subsection 43(4) of the Act

Financial statements

Other mandatory information

 

If the entity conducted advertising campaigns, a statement that 'During [reporting period], the [name of entity] conducted the following advertising campaigns: [name of advertising campaigns undertaken]. Further information on those advertising campaigns is available at [address of entity's website] and in the reports on Australian Government advertising prepared by the Department of Finance. Those reports are available on the Department of Finance's website.'

N/A

 

If the entity did not conduct advertising campaigns, a statement to that effect

Appendix D

 

A statement that 'Information on grants awarded by [name of entity] during [reporting period] is available at [address of entity's website].'

Financial management
- Grants

 

Outline of mechanisms of disability reporting, including reference to website for further information

Our people
- Disability reporting mechanisms

 

Website reference to where the entity's Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of the FOI Act can be found

External scrutiny
- Information Publication Scheme

 

Correction of material errors in previous annual report

Appendix F

 

Information required by other legislation

  • Environmental performance
  • Work health and safety
  • Advertising and market research

Environmental performance

Appendix C

Appendix D

Last updated: 25 October 2016