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List of Requirements

List of Requirements
Part of Report Description Requirement Page(s)
  Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii-v
  Table of contents Mandatory vi-vii
  Index Mandatory 356–368
  Glossary Mandatory 348–9
  Acronyms and abbreviations Mandatory 350–2
  Contact officer(s) Mandatory viii
  Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory viii
Review by Secretary
  Review by departmental secretary Mandatory 2–8
  Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 2–7
  Overview of department’s performance and financial results Suggested 2–7
  Outlook for following year Suggested 7
  Significant issues and developments – portfolio Portfolio departments-suggested 2–7, 14–18
Departmental Overview
  Role and functions Mandatory 10–11
  Organisational structure Mandatory 12
  Outcome and program structure Mandatory 13
  Where outcome and program 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 none to report
  Portfolio structure Portfolio departments-mandatory 10–11
Report on Performance
  Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 42–132
  Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 42–132
  Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory none to report
  Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory 42–132
  Trend information Mandatory 42–132
  Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested none to report
  Performance of purchaser-provider arrangements If applicable, suggested none to report
  Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 42–132
  Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 137
  Social inclusion outcomes If applicable, mandatory not applicable
  Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory 106, 137–8
  Discussion and analysis of the department’s financial performance Mandatory 140–1
  Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from budget Mandatory none to report
  Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 310–18
Management and Accountability
Corporate Governance
  Agency head’s certification of compliance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory v
  Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 136–140
  Senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 12
  Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 136
  Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 136
  Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk Suggested 137
  Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 136
  How nature and amount of remuneration for Senior Executive Service officers is determined Suggested 146
External Scrutiny
  Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 141, 144–5
  Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory 144–5
  Reports by the Auditor-General, parliamentary committee, the Australian Information Commissioner or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory 141
Management of Human Resources
  Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 145–9
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested 146–7, 149  
  Features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) Suggested 145–6
  Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 147–8
  Work health and safety performance Suggested 330–1
  Productivity gains Suggested  
  Statistics on staffing Mandatory 304–9
  Details of enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 145–6
  Performance pay Mandatory 146
Assets management Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 150
Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 150
Consultants and contracts Summary statement Mandatory 150
  Availability of information through AusTender Mandatory 152
  Selection and engagement policy and procedures, and main purpose for which consultants were engaged Mandatory 150
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 152
Exempt contracts Contracts exempt from the AusTender Mandatory 152
Financial Statements Financial Statements Mandatory 160–301
Other Mandatory Information
  Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 330–1
  Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) Mandatory 326–7
  Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 332–5
  Obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory 328–9
  Grant programs Mandatory 42–132
  Disability reporting Mandatory 148
  Freedom of Information Mandatory 142
  Spatial reporting If applicable, mandatory not applicable
  Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory 344
  Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory 310–9
  List of Requirements Mandatory 353

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