About this Report

This annual report of the Department of the Senate documents the department’s performance for the financial year ending 30 June 2009.

The report is presented in six parts.

Overviews Commentary by the Clerk on performance and significant matters that affected the department, and a description of role, aims, structure and functions
Report on performance A summary of overall performance, and a description of each office’s contribution to the outcome
Management and accountability A report on corporate governance and the management of resources
Financial statements The auditor’s report and audited financial statements
Appendices Details of:
  • resources and staffing
  • performance in relation to certain legislation
  • publications and public information activities
  • ways to contact the department
References Tools to assist the reader:
  • a glossary and list of abbreviations
  • an index showing how the report complies with annual reporting requirements
  • an alphabetical index

The report is presented for tabling in the Senate pursuant to section 65 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999. It is also produced to meet the information needs of interested people, including:

  • individual senators and their staff
  • staff of the Senate Department and other Commonwealth parliamentary departments
  • staff of other legislative institutions
  • staff of executive government agencies
  • members of the media
  • other members of the Australian community.

The report is available on the department’s website: www.aph.gov.au/senate.

The report is presented for tabling in the Senate pursuant to section 65 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999. It is also produced to meet the information needs of interested people, including:

  • individual senators and their staff
  • staff of the Senate Department and other Commonwealth parliamentary departments
  • staff of other legislative institutions
  • staff of executive government agencies
  • members of the media
  • other members of the Australian community.

The report is available on the department’s website: www.aph.gov.au/senate.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2009

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the Commonwealth. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the Commonwealth Copyright Administration, Attorney General’s Department, National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 or posted at http://www.ag.gov.au/cca.

ISSN 0812-1427

Web address of this report: www.aph.gov.au/senate/dept/annual09/index.htm

Produced by the Department of the Senate
Printed by the Department of the Senate
Coordinated and edited by WordsWorth Writing (02) 6232 7511
Cover photograph courtesy of AUSPIC

Contact officer

For further information about the content of this report, please contact the annual report coordinator:
Usher of the Black Rod
Department of the Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 3398
Fax: (02) 6277 3199

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