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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally



Appendix 9

Purchaser—provider arrangements

The department provides management and administration services to other Australian Government agencies at our overseas missions. This ensures consistency and efficient use of resources and avoids duplication of effort (in accordance with the Prime Minister’s Directive – Guidelines for Management of the Australian Government Presence Overseas). We manage these arrangements through a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

In 2009–10, the department provided services under the SLA to:

Airservices Australia
Attorney-General’s Department
AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Australian Federal Police (also includes the Australian Federal Police Protective Service)
Australian National University
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
Australian Taxation Office
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Bureau of Meteorology
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Department of Defence
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Department of Finance and Deregulation
Department of Health and Ageing (Therapeutic Goods Administration)
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
National Library of Australia
Office of National Assessments
The Treasury

The main purchasers of services under the SLA are the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Department of Defence, AusAID, Australian Federal Police and Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

The department also has purchaser–provider arrangements to provide information and communications technology (ICT) services to Australian Government agencies with staff at our overseas missions and at a number of agency locations within Australia. In 2009–10 we provided ICT services to the following agencies:

Attorney-General’s Department
AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Australian Antarctic Division (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts)
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Australian Federal Police
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
Australian Taxation Office
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Department of Defence
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Department of Finance and Deregulation
Department of Health & Ageing
Department of Human Services
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
Geoscience Australia
National Library of Australia
Office of National Assessments
Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General
Parliamentary Relations Office
The Treasury

The department has purchaser–provider arrangements with other Australian Government and state government agencies under which we provide payroll services to staff of other agencies overseas. In 2009–10 we provided payroll services to the following agencies:

Attorney-General’s Department
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Australian National University
Australian Taxation Office
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Department of Finance and Deregulation
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
National Library of Australia
Office of National Assessments
Western Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet

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