Compliance index

  • Letter of transmittal
  • Table of contents
  • Alphabetical index (PDF 231KB)
  • Glossary and abbreviations list
  • Contact officer(s)
    About this report | Appendix 4 | Appendix 5
  • Internet home page address and internet address for report
Clerk's review
  • Review by the Clerk
Departmental overview
  • Overview description of department
  • Role and functions
  • Organisational structure
  • Outcome and office structure
  • Where outcome and program structures differ from portfolio budget statements or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change
  • Portfolio structure
Report on performance
  • Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes
  • Actual performance in relation to deliverables and performance indicators set out in portfolio budget statements or other portfolio statements
    Clerk's Office | Table Office | Procedure Office | Committee Office | Black Rod's Office
  • Where performance targets differ from the portfolio budget statements, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change
  • Narrative discussion and analysis of performance
  • Trend information
  • Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services
  • Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements
  • Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance
    Overview | Clerk's Office | Table Office | Procedure Office | Committee Office | Black Rod's Office
  • Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives
  • Social inclusion outcomes
  • Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints
  • Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance
    Clerk's review | Management of financial resources
  • Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations
  • Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcome
Management and accountability
  • Corporate governance
    • Agency head's certification that agency complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines
    • Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place
    • Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities
    • Senior management committees and their roles
    • Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review
    • Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk
    • Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards
    • How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined
  • External scrutiny
    • Significant developments in external scrutiny
    • Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals
    • Reports by the Auditor-General, a parliamentary committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman
  • Management of human resources
    • Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives
    • Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention
    • Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, determinations, common law contracts and Australian workplace agreements
    • Training and development undertaken and its impact
    • Work health and safety performance
    • Productivity gains
    • Statistics on staffing
    • Enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, determinations, common law contracts and Australian workplace agreements
    • Performance pay
  • Assessment of effectiveness of assets management
  • Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles
  • Consultants
    • Summary statement
    • Statement that information on contracts and consultancies is available through AusTender website
    • Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General
    • Contracts exempt from the AusTender
Financial statements
Other information
  • Work health and safety (schedule 2, part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011)
  • Advertising and market research (section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns
  • Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999)
  • Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010
  • Grant programs
  • Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms
    N/A but see Disability action plan
  • Information Publication Scheme statement
  • Correction of material errors in previous annual report
  • Compliance index