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Publications archive - Annual reports


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Environment Australia Annual Report 2000-01

Environment Australia, 2001
ISSN 1441-9335

Assets management

Environment Australia finalised its assets management policy. The policy covers Environment Australia's Canberra-based operations, the Australian Antarctic Division and the Bureau of Meteorology. The guidelines focus on planning, acquisition, performance, disposal and control of assets, and will improve the consistency of the treatment of assets across diverse operating environments.

Environment Australia, excluding the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Antarctic Division, transferred its information technology assets to IPEX under the Group 8 contract and is no longer responsible for the day-to-day management of those assets.

The Australian Antarctic Division is currently undertaking a risk assessment of the likely impact of outsourcing its information technology infrastructure. The consultants are in the final stages of preparing a report based on their review of in-scope information technology infrastructure using AS4360, risk assessment standards, as required by the Humphry review. The decision as to whether to proceed with market testing will depend on the findings of the report.

The Bureau of Meteorology has established an information technology market testing steering committee which is working through relevant issues. Small pilot projects have been implemented to collect data for possible market testing of information technology services. The scope of the project will be defined shortly and a request for tender or information is likely to be issued later this calendar year or early next year.