List of requirements

Part of Report Description Requirement Page of this report
  Letter of transmittal Mandatory III
  Table of contents Mandatory IV
  Index Mandatory 267
  Glossary Mandatory XI
  Contact officer(s) Mandatory 259
  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 7
  Overview of department's performance and financial results Suggested 44
  Outlook for following year Suggested 8
  Significant issues and developments – portfolio Portfolio departments – suggested 4
Departmental Overview
  Role and functions Mandatory 30
  Organisational structure Mandatory 38
  Outcome and programme structure Mandatory 44–45
  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 44–87
  Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 45
  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 44–87
  Trend information Mandatory 44–87
  Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested 34
  Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested 117
  Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 44–87
  Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 101
  Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory 87
  Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance Mandatory 117
  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 188–189
Management and Accountability
Corporate Governance
  Agency heads are required to certify their agency's actions in dealing with fraud. Mandatory 208
  Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 90
  Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 91–92
  Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 93
  Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 100
  Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested 101
  Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 102
  How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 113
External Scrutiny
  Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 103
  Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory 103
  Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory 103
Management of Human Resources
  Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 105
  Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested 106
  Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) Suggested 105
  Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 114
  Work health and safety performance Suggested 115
  Productivity gains Suggested 125
  Statistics on staffing Mandatory 190
  Statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous Mandatory 194
  Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 196
  Performance pay Mandatory 113
Assets management Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 122
Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 124
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 124
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 124
Exempt contracts Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory 125
Small business Procurement initiatives to support small business Mandatory 125
Financial Statements Financial Statements Mandatory 128
Other Mandatory Information
  Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 115
  Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 203
  Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 204
  Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory N/A
  Grant programmes Mandatory 125
  Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agencylevel information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 125
  Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 200
  Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory 123
  Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory 188–189
  List of Requirements Mandatory 264