List of requirements

Part of Report Description Requirement Page of this report
  Letter of transmittal Mandatory 3
  Table of contents Mandatory 4
  Index Mandatory 277
  Glossary Mandatory 13
  Contact officer(s) Mandatory 2
  Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory 2
Review by Secretary
  Review by Chief Justice Mandatory 16
  Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 26
  Overview of department's performance and financial results Suggested 54
  Outlook for following year Suggested 37
  Significant issues and developments – portfolio Portfolio departments – suggested 16
Departmental Overview
  Role and functions Mandatory 22
  Organisational structure Mandatory 101
  Outcome and programme structure Mandatory 54
  Where outcome and programme structures differ from PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory NIL TO REPORT
  Portfolio structure Portfolio departments – mandatory N/A
Report on Performance
  Review of performance during the year in relation to programmes and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 58
  Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 57
  Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory NIL TO REPORT
  Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory 58
  Trend information Mandatory 58
  Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested NIL TO REPORT
  Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested 140
  Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 54–82
  Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 121
  Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory 124
  Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance Mandatory 140
  Discussion of any significant changes in financial results from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations. Mandatory 16
  Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 214–215
Management and Accountability
Corporate Governance
  Agency heads are required to certify that their agency complies with the 'Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines'. Mandatory 122
  Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 100
  Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 106
  Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 117
  Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 120
  Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested 121
  Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 123
  How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 137
External Scrutiny
  Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 126
  Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory 126
  Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee. the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory 126
Management of Human Resources
  Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 129
  Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested 130
  Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) Suggested 137
  Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 138
  Work health and safety performance Suggested 130
  Productivity gains Suggested 140
  Statistics on staffing Mandatory 216
  Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 137
  Performance pay Mandatory 138
Assets management Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 147
Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 145
Consultants The annual report must include a summary statement detailing the number of new consultancy services contracts let during the year; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts let during the year (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were active in the reporting year; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST). The annual report must include a statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. Mandatory 146
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 145
Exempt contracts Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory 146
Financial Statements Financial Statements Mandatory 152
Other Mandatory Information
  Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011)= Mandatory 226
  Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns= Mandatory 228
  Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 229
  Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory N/A
  Grant programmes Mandatory 234
  Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 139
  Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 123
  Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory 149
  Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory 217–215
  List of Requirements Mandatory 272