About this report

This annual report of the Department of the Senate documents the department's performance for the financial year ending 30 June 2007. It is presented in five main parts.

Overviews Clerk's review: a summary of significant matters affecting the department during the year.Departmental overview: a description of the structure and functions of the department.
Report on performance An assessment of departmental performance, including the contribution of each output group to the department's planned outcome.
Management and accountability A report on corporate governance, external scrutiny, human resources management, purchasing and assets.
Financial statements Audited statements and certificates required by legislation.
Appendices Information required by legislation, together with details of staffing, publications and public information activities.

A glossary of terms, a compliance index and a general index complete the report.

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

  • individual senators and their staff
  • staff of the Senate and other Commonwealth parliamentary departments
  • other legislative institutions
  • executive government agencies
  • journalists
  • members of the public.

This report is available on the Senate website: www.aph.gov.au/senate.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2007

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 Australian Government, available from the Attorney-General's Department. Requests and inquiries conccerning reproduction and rights should be baddressed to the Commonwealth Copyright Administration, Copyright Law Branch, 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/annual07/index.htm

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Cover photograph courtesy of AUSPIC

Contact officer

For further information about the content of this report, please contact the annual report coordinator:

Clerk Assistant (Table)
Department of the Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone (02) 6277 3020
Fax: (02) 6277 3098
Email: ca.table.sen@aph.gov.au
Website: www.aph.gov.au/senate