Annual Report 2003-2004

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Compliance Index

This index is prepared from the checklist of annual report requirements contained in attachment E to the Requirements for Annual Reports approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on 23 June 2004.

Description Page # Requirement
Description Page # Requirement
Letter of transmittal iii mandatory
Table of contents v mandatory
Index 415 mandatory
Glossary 406 mandatory
Contact officer ii mandatory
Internet home page address and Internet address for report ii mandatory
Review by the Secretary 3 mandatory
Summary of significant issues and developments 3 suggested
Overview of department's performance and financial results 236 suggested
Outlook for the following year 10 suggested
Significant issues and developments in the portfolio 3 suggested
Departmental overview 12 mandatory
Role and functions 12 mandatory
Organisational structure 13 mandatory
Outcome and output structure 18 mandatory
Portfolio structure 17 mandatory
Review of performance during the year in relation to outputs and contribution to outcomes 23 mandatory
Actual performance in relation to performance targets set out in the PBS and PAES 23 mandatory
Performance of purchaser—provider arrangements 384 mandatory
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance 23–215 mandatory
Trend information 23–215 suggested
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance 23–215 suggested
Significant changes in the nature of principal functions or services n.a. suggested
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints 161, 166, 194–5, 228, 357 mandatory
Social justice and equity impacts 230–1, 354–9 suggested
Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance 236 mandatory
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from the budget. 236 suggested
Summary resource tables by outcomes 27, 145, 173, 207 mandatory
Developments since the end of the financial year that have affected or may significantly affect the department's operations or financial results in future 237 mandatory
Management accountability
Corporate governance
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place 218 mandatory
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities 219 suggested
Senior management committees and their roles 220 suggested
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review 221 suggested
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements in place to manage risks 223 suggested
Certification of fraud measures in place 224 mandatory
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards 223 suggested
How the nature and amount of remuneration for senior executive service employees officers is determined 229 suggested
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny 225 mandatory
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals 227 mandatory
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman 227 mandatory
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives 228 mandatory
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention 229 suggested
Impact and features of certified agreements and AWAs 234 suggested
Training and development undertaken and its impact 232 suggested
Occupational health and safety performance 235, 351 suggested
Productivity gains 228 suggested
Statistics on staffing 343 mandatory
Certified agreements and AWAs 234, 347 mandatory
Performance pay 348 mandatory
Assets management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management 239 mandatory
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles 240 mandatory
Number of consultancy services contracts let and total expenditure on consultancy services 240 mandatory
Competitive tendering and contracting
Competitive tendering and contracting contracts let and outcomes 239 mandatory
Absence of contractual provisions allowing access by the Auditor-General 240 mandatory
Exempt contracts
Contracts exempt from the purchasing and disposal gazette 240 mandatory
Commonwealth disability strategy
Report on performance in implementing the Commonwealth disability strategy 354 mandatory
Financial statements 243 mandatory
Other information
Occupational health and safety (section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991) 351 mandatory
Freedom of Information (subsection 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982) 360 mandatory
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) 386 mandatory
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) 379 mandatory
Discretionary grants 389 mandatory

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