Appendix 3 - Compliance with requirements for government agencies

This appendix provides the department's 2014–2015 reports against particular legislated requirements.

It also includes a signed statement by the Clerk certifying that the department complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines.

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

Refer to 'Work health and safety' in the 'Management and accountability' chapter at page 67.

Section 311A, Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

In 2014–15, the department paid a total of $78,719 for advertising. Of the total, $66,263 was in relation to Senate and joint committee activities, delivered through Dentsu Mitchell Advertising (formerly Adcorp Australia), the Commonwealth Government's central advertising system. 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.

Section 8, Freedom of Information Act 1982

The department is not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. However, the department's policy is to comply with the intent of the Act in relation to its administrative records to the extent practicable, having regard to the legal issues which may arise in the absence of the protections afforded by the Act.

In this reporting period the department did not receive any requests in relation to its administrative records.