Annual Report 2007-2008

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Guide to the report

This is the Secretary’s report to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade on the performance of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Volume 1) and AusAID (Volume 2) during the financial year 2007–08. The report is prepared in accordance with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Requirements for Annual Reports of 18 June 2008, as approved on behalf of the Parliament by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. Information and statistics unless otherwise indicated cover the financial year 2007–08, or relate to the situation as at 30 June 2008. All dollars are Australian unless otherwise specified.

Guide to Volume 1 (see also glossary of terms)

The report of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Volume 1) uses the same outcome–output structure as outlined in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2007–08.

We have included trade statistics covering services as well as goods. The latest goods and services trade statistics relate to calendar year 2007. They are not part of the department’s performance reporting but are included as background information for the benefit of readers.

Section 1 contains:

Section 2 contains the department’s outcome–output performance information reporting. Performance is reported under the following headings:

To enhance the flow of performance information in Section 2:

Section 3 reports on enabling services that do not appear under the outcome structure. It includes reporting on corporate governance, external scrutiny and management of human and financial resources.

Section 4 includes appendixes providing useful additional information and reports required under specific legislation.

Section 5 contains the audited financial statements for 2007–08.

Section 6 contains glossaries of terms, acronyms and abbreviations and indexes.

Further information


Portfolio Budget Statements 2007–08 and 2008–09
Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2007–08


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