Annual Report 2004-2005

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Compliance Index

This index is prepared from the checklist of annual report requirements contained in attachment F to the Requirements for Annual Reports approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on 29 June 2005.

Description Page Requirement
Letter of transmittal iii mandatory
Table of contents v mandatory
Index 425 mandatory
Glossary 416 mandatory
Contact officer ii mandatory
Internet home page address and Internet address for report ii mandatory
Review by the Secretary
Secretary's review 3 mandatory
Summary of significant issues and developments 3 suggested
Overview of department's performance and financial results 247 suggested
Outlook for the following year 10 suggested
Departmental overview
Overview description of the department 12 mandatory
Role and functions 12 mandatory
Organisational structure 12 mandatory
Outcome and output structure 18 mandatory
Where outcome and output structures differ from the PBS format, details of variation and reasons for change   n.a.
Portfolio structure 16 mandatory
Report on performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to outputs and contribution to outcomes 23–224 mandatory
Actual performance in relation to performance targets set out in the PBS and PAES 23–224 mandatory
Performance of purchaser–provider arrangements 298 mandatory
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both the former and new targets, and reasons for the change   n.a.
Discussion and analysis of performance 23–224 mandatory
Trend information 23–224 suggested
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance 23–224 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 159, 162, 167, 200–1, 238–9, 270–1 mandatory
Social justice and equity impacts 242, 268–73 suggested
Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance 247 mandatory
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from the budget 248 suggested
Summary resource tables by outcomes 27, 145, 175, 215 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 248 mandatory
Management accountability
Corporate governance
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place 229 mandatory
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities 229 suggested
Senior management committees and their roles 230 suggested
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review 232 suggested
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements in place to manage risks 234 suggested
Certification of compliance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 235 mandatory
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards 234 suggested
How the nature and amount of remuneration for senior executive service officers is determined 247 suggested
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny 236 mandatory
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals 238 mandatory
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman 236–8 mandatory
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives 239 mandatory
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention 239 suggested
Impact and features of certified agreements and AWAs 245 suggested
Training and development undertaken and its impact 243 suggested
Occupational health and safety performance 246, 265–7 suggested
Productivity gains 239 suggested
Statistics on staffing 257–60 mandatory
Certified agreements and AWAs 245, 261 mandatory
Performance pay 262–3 mandatory
Assets management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management 249 mandatory
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles 251 mandatory
Number of new consultancy services contracts let, total expenditure on all new consultancy services contracts, number of ongoing consultancy services contracts active in the reporting year, and the total expenditure on ongoing consultancy services contracts in the reporting year. Additional proforma information to be available on new consultancy services contracts let to the value of $10,000 or more 251 mandatory
Competitive tendering and contracting
Competitive tendering and contracting contracts let and outcomes 249 mandatory
Absence of contractual provisions allowing access by the Auditor-General 250 mandatory
Exempt contracts
Contracts exempt from the purchasing and disposal gazette 251 mandatory
Commonwealth disability strategy
Report on performance in implementing the Commonwealth disability strategy 268 mandatory
Financial statements
Financial statements 319 mandatory
Other information
Occupational health and safety (section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991) 265 mandatory
Freedom of information (subsection 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982) 274 mandatory
Advertising and market research (section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) 300 mandatory
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) 292 mandatory
Discretionary grants 302 mandatory
Correction of material errors in the previous annual report   n.a.

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