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Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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 8

Purchaser–provider arrangements

The department provides management and administration services to other AustralianGovernment agencies at our overseas missions. This ensures consistent and efficientuse of resources and avoids duplication of effort (in accordance with the Prime Minister's Directive on the Guidelines for the Management of the Australian Government Presence Overseas). We manage these arrangements through an agency-wide Service Level Agreement (SLA).

In 2011–12, the department provided services under the SLA to:

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 Maritime Safety Authority

Australian National University

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Australian Taxation Office

Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

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 Finance and Deregulation

Department of Health and Ageing

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

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

Reserve Bank of Australia

The Treasury

The main purchasers of services under the SLA are the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Department of Defence, AusAID, Australian Trade Commission and Australian Federal Police.

The department also has purchaser–provider arrangements to deliver 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. These arrangements encompass the following agencies:

Attorney-General's Department

AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Australian Antarctic Division (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities)

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Australian Crime Commission

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Australian Electoral Commission

Australian Federal Police

Australian National University

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Australian Public Service Commission

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 Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Finance and Deregulation

Department of Health and Ageing

Department of Human Services

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

Geoscience Australia

Reserve Bank of Australia

National Library of Australia

Office of National Assessments

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General

Department of the House of Representatives

The Treasury

The department also has purchaser-provider arrangements with other Australian Government and state government agencies to provide payroll services to employees of other agencies overseas. In 2011–12 we provided payroll services to the following agencies:

Attorney-General's Department

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

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 Finance and Deregulation

Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Office of National Assessments

Western Australian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade