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Department of the Environment and Heritage Annual Report 2003-04

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004
ISSN 1441 9335

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The content of departmental annual reports must meet the requirements of the Australian Parliament's Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, which have the force of law under subsections 63(2) and 70(2) of the Public Service Act 1999. The requirements are published on the website of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet at This annual report complies with the requirements, as shown in the following index.

Ref(a) Description Requirement
A.4 Letter of transmittal Mandatory
A.5 Table of contents Mandatory
A.5 Index Mandatory
A.5 Glossary Mandatory
A.5 Contact officer(s) Mandatory
A.5 Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory
  Review by Secretary  
9.1 Review by departmental secretary Mandatory
9.2 Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested
9.2 Overview of department's performance and financial results Suggested
9.2 Outlook for following year Suggested
9.3 Significant issues and developments - portfolio Portfolio departments - suggested
  Departmental Overview  
10 Overview description of department Mandatory
10.1 Role and functions Mandatory
10.1 Organisational structure Mandatory
10.1 Outcome and output structure Mandatory
10.2 Where outcome and output structures differ from portfolio budget statement format, details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory
10.3 Portfolio structure Portfolio departments - mandatory
  Report on Performance  
11.1 Review of performance during the year in relation to outputs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory
11.1 Actual performance in relation to performance targets set out in portfolio budget statements and portfolio additional estimates statements Mandatory
11.1 Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, mandatory
11.1 Where performance targets differ from the portfolio budget statements and portfolio additional estimates statements, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory
11.1 Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory
11.1 Trend information Suggested
11.1 Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested
11.1 Significant changes in nature of principal functions/ services Suggested
11.1 Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory
11.1 Social justice and equity impacts Suggested
11.2 Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance Mandatory
11.2 Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from budget. Suggested
11.3 Summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory
11.4 Developments since the end of the financial year that have affected or may significantly affect the department's operations or financial results in future If applicable, mandatory
  Management and Accountability  
  Corporate Governance  
12.1 Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory
12.1 Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested
12.1 Senior management committees and their roles Suggested
12.1 Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested
12.1 Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements in place to manage risks Suggested
12.1 Certification of fraud measures in place Mandatory
12.1 Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested
12.1 How nature and amount of remuneration for senior executive service employees is determined Suggested
  External Scrutiny  
12.2 Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory
12.2 Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory
12.2 Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory
  Management of Human Resources  
12.3 Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory
12.3 Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested
12.3 Impact and features of certified agreements and Australian Workplace Agreements Suggested
12.3 Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested
12.3 Occupational health and safety performance Suggested
12.3 Productivity gains Suggested
12.3 Statistics on staffing Mandatory
12.3 Certified agreements and Australian Workplace Agreements Mandatory
12.3 Performance pay Mandatory
  Contracts exempt from Purchasing and Disposal Gazette Mandatory
  Assets management  
12.4 Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory
12.5 Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory
12.6 Number of consultancy services contracts let and total expenditure on consultancy services. (Additional information as in Attachment C of the requirements to be available on request or published.) Mandatory
  Competitive Tendering and Contracting  
12.7 Competitive tendering and contracting contracts let and outcomes Mandatory
12.7 Absence of contractual provisions allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory
  Exempt contracts  
12.8 Contracts exempt from the Purchasing and Disposal Gazette Mandatory
  Commonwealth Disability Strategy  
12.9 Report on performance in implementing the Commonwealth Disability Strategy Mandatory
  Financial Statements  
13 Financial Statements
  Other Information  
14.1 Occupational health and safety (section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991) Mandatory
14.1 Freedom of Information (subsection 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982) Mandatory
14.1 Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) Mandatory
14.1 Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory
14.2 Discretionary Grants Mandatory
14.3 Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory

(a) The reference is to the location of the item in the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit requirements. For example, '9.1' refers to subsection 9(1) of the requirements, and 'A.4' refers to the fourth item in Attachment A of the requirements.

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