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Department of the Environment and Water Resources annual report 2006–07

Volume one
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007
ISSN 1441-9335

Compliance index

This index is provided as an aid to navigation for readers familiar with the Requirements for Annual Reports authorised by the Australian parliament's Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. The requirements, which apply to departments and executive agencies under subsections 63(2) and 70(2) of the Public Service Act 1999, are published on the website of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet at . The index shows how this annual report complies with the requirements.

Ref 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
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
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
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 statement and portfolio additional estimates statement Mandatory
11.1 Performance of purchaser—provider arrangements If applicable, mandatory
11.1 Where performance targets differ from the portfolio budget statement and portfolio additional estimates statement, 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 or 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
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 Agency heads are required to certify that their agency complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 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 officers is determined Suggested
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
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
12.4 Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory
12.5 Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory
12.6 The annual report must include a summary statement detailing the number of new consultancy services contracts let during the year; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts let during the year (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were active in the reporting year; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts
(inclusive of GST)

(Additional information as in Attachment D of the Requirements for Annual Reports to be available on the internet or published as an appendix to the report. Information must be presented in accordance with the proforma as set out in Attachment D.)
12.7 Absence of provisions in competitive tendering and contracting (CTC) contracts allowing access by the
12.8 Contracts exempt from AusTender Mandatory
12.9 Report on performance in implementing the Commonwealth Disability Strategy Mandatory
13 Financial statements Mandatory
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
1 Refers to the location of the item in the Requirements for Annual Reports. 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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