About this report

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 2009–10 financial year.

  • The overviews section includes a report by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Bernard Wright, who is also the chief executive of our department. A departmental overview describes our purpose, role, structure and outputs.
  • The performance section describes the main activities of our five 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 appendixes give detailed information about our work for the House, its committees and visitors, and about our publications and our staffing.
  • The financial statements show how we spent the money allocated to us by the Parliament.

Finally, to aid in navigating and interpreting the report, there is a list of abbreviations and acronyms and a general index.

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© Commonwealth of Australia 2010

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ISSN 017-3233


Produced by: Department of the House of Representatives

Editing and indexing by: Wilton Hanford Hanover
Design: Glen Martin
Printed by: CanPrint Communications
Online version by: Department of the House of Representatives, Information Systems and Publishing

Unless otherwise acknowledged, all photographs in this report were taken by staff of the Department of the House of Representatives.

Online guide

This online guide and About this report will help you find your way around the House of Representatives Annual Report 2009–10.

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