Part of Report Description Requirement Page of this report
  Letter of transmittal Mandatory III
  Table of contents Mandatory IV
  Index Mandatory 273
  Glossary Mandatory XIV
  Contact officer(s) Mandatory II
  Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory II
Review by Secretary  
  Review by departmental secretary Mandatory 4
  Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 14
  Overview of department's performance and financial results Suggested 48
  Outlook for following year Suggested 27
  Significant issues and developments – portfolio Portfolio departments – suggested 4
Departmental Overview  
  Role and functions Mandatory 10
  Organisational structure Mandatory 101
  Outcome and programme structure Mandatory 48
  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 52
  Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 51
  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 52
  Trend information Mandatory 52
  Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested NIL TO REPORT
  Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested 142
  Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 48–76
  Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 123
  Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory 126
  Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance Mandatory 142
  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 4
  Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 214-215
Management and Accountability  
Corporate Governance  
  Agency heads are required to certify their agency's actions in dealing with fraud Mandatory 124
  Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 100
  Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 107
  Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 119
  Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 122
  Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested 123
  Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 125
  How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 138
External Scrutiny  
  Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 127
  Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory 127
  Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory 127
Management of Human Resources  
  Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 130
  Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested 132
  Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) Suggested 138
  Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 139
  Work health and safety performance Suggested 132
  Productivity gains Suggested 142
  Statistics on staffing Mandatory 216
  Statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous Mandatory 220
  Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 222
  Performance pay Mandatory 139
Assets management Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 148
Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 147
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 147
Exempt contracts Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory 147
Small business Procurement initiatives to support small business Mandatory 148
Financial Statements Financial Statements Mandatory 154
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 229
  Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 230
  Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory N/A
  Grant programmes Mandatory 235
  Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agency level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 141
  Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 125
  Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory 151
  Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory 214–215
  List of Requirements Mandatory 268