Appendix 3 - Compliance with requirements for government agencies

Appendix 3—Compliance with legislative requirements

This appendix provides the department’s 2012–13 reports against particular legislated requirements. It also includes a signed statement by the Acting Clerk certifying that the department complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines.

Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Please refer to ‘Work health and safety’ in the ‘Management and accountability’ chapter at pages
78-79.

Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

In 2012–13, the department paid a total of $97,887 for advertising. Of the total, $86,776 was in relation to Senate and joint committee activities, delivered through Adcorp Australia, the government contractor. The balance was for other minor advertising services, including public notices and recruitment.

No market research, polling, direct mail or creative advertising organisations were engaged during the year. No advertising campaigns were conducted during the year.

Paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005

In 2012–13, the department expended $56,308 on legal services. This amount does not include $160,758 for the provision of independent legal advice supporting the work of the three legislative scrutiny committees. There was no expenditure on counsel during the year.

In accordance with the Legal Services Directions 2005, the Clerk of the Senate certified to the Office of Legal Services Coordination the department’s compliance with certain matters under paragraph 11.2 of the directions.

 

 

 Fraud Control Certification

 

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