Compliance index


  • Letter of transmittal
  • Table of contents
  • Alphabetical index
  • Glossary and abbreviations list
  • List of requirements
  • Contact officer(s)
  • Web address and electronic address of report

Clerk's review

Departmental overview

  • Role and functions
  • Organisational structure
  • Outcome and program structure
  • Purposes as included in corporate plan
  • Portfolio structure
  • Variations to outcomes and programs

Report on performance

  • Annual performance statement
  • Annual performance statement
  • Report on financial performance
  • Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance
  • Table summarising the total resources and total payments of the department
  • Significant changes in the financial results

Management and accountability

Corporate governance

  • Information on compliance with section 10 (fraud systems)
  • Certification by accountable authority that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared
  • Fraud control certification
  • Corporate governance structure and processes
  • Reportable non-compliance with Finance law

External scrutiny

  • Developments in external scrutiny
  • Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner that may have a significant effect on the operations of the entity
  • Reports on operations of the entity by the Auditor General (other than report under section 43 of the Act), a Parliamentary Committee, or the Commonwealth Ombudsman
  • Capability reviews on the entity released during the period

Management of human resources

  • An assessment of the entity's effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve entity objectives
  • Statistics on the entity's APS employees on an ongoing and non-ongoing basis
  • Employment arrangements
  • Number of SES and non-SES employees covered by employment agreements
  • Salary ranges by classification level
  • A description of non-salary benefits provided to employees
  • Performance pay

Assets management

  • Effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the entity's activities


  • Entity performance against the Commonwealth Procurement Rules


  • Summary statement
  • Statement on new consultancy contracts
  • A summary of the policies and procedures for selecting and engaging consultants and the main categories of purposes for which consultants were selected and engaged.
  • A statement that “Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website.”

Australian National Audit Office access clauses

  • Contractual clauses not providing the Auditor General access to contractor's premises

Exempt contracts

  • Contracts or standing offers with a value greater than $10 000 (inclusive of GST) which have been exempted from being published in AusTender

Small business

  • Statement regarding support of small business participation
  • An outline of the ways in which the procurement practices of the entity support small and medium enterprises.
  • Statement recognising the importance of ensuring that small businesses are paid on time

Financial statements

Other information

  • Statement regarding advertising campaigns
  • If the entity did not conduct advertising campaigns, a statement to that effect.
  • A statement that “Information on grants awarded by [name of entity] during [reporting period] is available at [address of entity's website].”
  • Outline of mechanisms of disability reporting, including reference to website for further information
  • Website reference to where the entity's Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of FOI Act can be found
  • Correction of material errors in previous annual report
  • Information required by other legislation