Section 3: Corporate Management and Accountability
- Corporate governance
- External scrutiny
- Management of human resources
- Management of financial resources
The department demonstrated strong and flexible resource management in response to the Government’s new policy initiatives and budget priorities. These included extending Australia’s diplomatic presence in Afghanistan; combating people smuggling; the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament; the United Nations Security Council campaign; enhancing our engagement with Latin America, Africa and the Pacific; and beginning work on expanding our diplomatic presence in Lima, Chennai, Mumbai and Addis Ababa.
In response to the Government’s new bargaining framework, we negotiated a new Enterprise Agreement for 2010–11, which included a number of enhancements to existing entitlements.
The department initiated new management mechanisms to strengthen coordination across the portfolio and the government.