About this report
The Department of the House of Representatives provides services that allow the House to fulfil its role as a representative and legislative body of the Australian Parliament.
This annual report details our activities during the 2015–16 financial year.
The overviews section includes a report by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, David Elder, who is also the chief executive of our department. The departmental overview describes our purpose, role, organisational structure, and outcome and program structure.
The performance section describes the main activities of our program components, and measures our performance against our targets during the year.
The management and accountability section spells out our approach to corporate governance, the management of our people and assets, and our obligations under various laws. This section also provides an outlook on the next financial year.
The financial statements (PDF 725KB) show how we spent the money allocated to us by the parliament.
The appendixes give detailed information about our work for the House, its committees and visitors, and about our publications and staffing.
Finally, to aid in navigating and interpreting the report, there is a list of abbreviations and acronyms. An index is available in the full PDF version of the report.