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 during the financial year 2010–11. The report is prepared in accordance with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Requirements for Annual Reports, as approved on behalf of the Parliament by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on 8 July 2011.
The reports of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and AusAID will now be produced separately, rather than divided into two volumes. This separation reflects the Executive Order commencing 8 July 2010 which established AusAID as an Executive Agency under the Public Service Act 1999.
Information and statistics, unless otherwise indicated, cover the financial year 2010–11, or relate to the situation as at 30 June 2011. All dollars are Australian unless otherwise specified. The report of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade uses the same outcome– program structure as outlined in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2010–11 for the foreign affairs and trade portfolio.
The report includes a review of the department's performance in 2010–11 in relation to the deliverables and key performance indicators of its programs and their effectiveness in achieving planned outcomes. Readers will find the relevant objectives, deliverables and key performance indicators listed at the beginning of each program. Quantity measures have been included in reporting against some programs in tabular form where the information contributes to the overall reporting of the department's effectiveness in achieving planned outcomes.
We have included trade statistics covering services as well as goods. The latest goods and services trade statistics relate to calendar year 2010. They are not part of the department's performance reporting but are included as background information for the benefit of readers.
Section 1 contains:
- the Secretary’s review for 2010–11
- the departmental overview, including:
- role and functions
- organisational structure
- executive structure
- outcomes and programs framework
- portfolio structure.
Section 2 contains the department's outcome–program performance information reporting. In line with the Portfolio Budget Statements 2010–11:
- performance is reported by departmental program
- reporting addresses all deliverables and key performance indicators.
Section 3 reports on enabling services that do not appear under the program structure. It includes reporting on corporate governance, external scrutiny and management of human and financial resources.
Section 4 includes appendixes providing reports required under specific legislation and other useful additional information.
Section 5 contains the audited financial statements for 2010–11.
Section 6 contains glossaries and indexes.
Publications Portfolio Budget Statements 2010–11 and 2011–12
Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2010–11
User guide (website help and information)
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List of Figures
- Figure 1. Executive structure
- Figure 2. Location of Australia-based staff
- Figure 3. Outcomes and programs framework
- Figure 4. Portfolio outcomes structure
- Figure 5. Australia’s trade in goods and services with Japan
- Figure 6. Australia’s trade in goods and services with China
- Figure 7. Australia’s trade in goods and services with Taiwan
- Figure 8. Australia’s trade in goods and services with the Republic of Korea
- Figure 9. Australia’s trade in goods and services with ASEAN
- Figure 10. Australia’s trade in goods and services with the United States
- Figure 11. Australia’s trade in goods and services with the European Union
- Figure 12. Australia’s trade in goods and services with India
- Figure 13. Australia’s trade in goods and services with New Zealand
- Figure 14. Direction of Australia’s exports
- Figure 15. Simple average applied MFN tariff for Australia and 12 other APEC economies
- Figure 16. Travel documents issued
- Figure 17. 2010 Mystery shopper exercise: customer service satisfaction
List of Tables
- Table 1. Australia’s trade in goods and services with North Asian economies
- Table 2. Australia’s trade in goods and services with South-East Asia
- Table 3. Australia’s trade in goods and services with the Americas
- Table 4. Australia’s trade in goods and services with Europe
- Table 5. Australia’s trade in goods and services with countries in South Asia and the GCC
- Table 6. Services to diplomatic and consular representatives: statistics
- Table 7. Requests processed under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
- Table 8. Requests assessed under the Archives Act 1983
- Table 9. Travellers emergency loans
- Table 10. Consular services provided to Australian travellers
- Table 11. Security and information communications technology: statistics
- Table 12. Consultancy expenditure
- Table 13. Employees by classification, gender and location
- Table 14. Ongoing and non-ongoing employees, full-time and part-time
- Table 15. Employees by categories of employment
- Table 16. Senior executive service by level and location
- Table 17. Senior executive service by gender
- Table 18. Senior executive service: gains and losses during the year
- Table 19. Senior executive service: inter-agency mobility during the year
- Table 20. Employees by location and gender
- Table 21. Employees covered by the Enterprise Agreement and Remuneration Supplementation Agreements
- Table 22. Performance bonus payments by level 2010–11
- Table 23. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade resource statement 2010–11
- Table 24. Expenses and resources for outcome 1
- Table 25. Expenses and resources for outcome 2
- Table 26. Expenses and resources for outcome 3
- Table 27. Occupational health and safety statistics
- Table 28. Domestic electricity usage
- Table 29. Advertising and market research
- Table 30. Grants programs
- Table 31. Contributions to international organisations and peacekeeping operations
- Table 32. Consultancy services contracts let during 2010–11
- Table 33. List of sponsors
- Table 34. Embassies, high commissions, consulates and multilateral missions
- Table 35. Consulates managed by Austrade
- Table 36. Consulates headed by honorary consuls
- Table 37. Places where Canada provides consular services to Australian citizens
Table 38. Places where Australia provides consular services to Canadian citizens