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Department of the Environment and Heritage Annual Report 2003-04

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004
ISSN 1441 9335

Management and accountability

About this part of the annual report

Not all the Department's activities are listed in the portfolio budget statements, and so are not reported in the previous part of the annual report 'Review of performance'.

Additional, 'enabling' activities allow the Department to produce the outputs that are listed in the portfolio budget statements. They are funded from the departmental appropriations for the outputs in the portfolio budget statements.

Some of these activities can be characterised as cross-cutting intermediate outputs that contribute directly to the Department's core tasks of protecting the environment and advancing Australia'rsquo;s interests in Antarctica. Cross-cutting outputs like environmental reporting, international policy advice and environmental economics advice are linked in obvious ways to the outputs listed in the portfolio budget statements and described in the 'Review of performance'.

Other activities, like improving business procedures, building corporate knowledge and managing assets, sustain the organisation itself.

This part of the annual report covers these additional activities.

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