Appendix A: Other mandatory information

Work health and safety

The ATSB's Work Health and Safety Committee was established consistent with the obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act). The Committee has 10 elected Health and Safety Representatives and met on four occasions during 2015–16. The Committee continues to report to the ATSB Commission and Executive on a quarterly basis.

The Committee consists of Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) from each of the ATSB's work areas and also includes management representatives.

The main activities undertaken this year by the Work Health and Safety Committee include:

ATSB staff members continue to express confidence in the agency's ongoing commitment to provide a safe workplace, as demonstrated by the following staff census results:

During 2015–16, one compensation claim was submitted and accepted by Comcare. There were no reportable incidents under the WHS Act.

In terms of other wellbeing indicators, approximately six per cent of staff accessed the employee assistance program (EAP) and the unscheduled absence rate per full time employee has risen slightly from 12.9 days to 13.6 days. This rise and overall high use of unscheduled absence can be explained (offset) by a number of known longer term return to work programs.

Advertising and market research

The ATSB did not conduct any advertising campaigns during 2015–16 and did not incur any expenses with advertising, market research, polling, direct mail or media advertising agencies.

Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance reporting

(section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999)

The ATSB is fully committed to the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development. The nature of its work as Australia's national transport safety investigator—with a focus on the investigation of transport accidents, research into transport safety and dissemination of safety information—means that the ATSB's commitment is expressed through its day-to-day activities within its offices.

The ATSB operates under the Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) policy and through its sub-lease office accommodation arrangements with Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the ATSB's environmental management system complies with ISO 14001:2004, the international standard for environmental management systems. The system is focused on ATSB's office-based activities in Canberra. Initiatives are applied at Regional office premises where appropriate.

The ATSB has contracted out its data centres to private providers, with the result that servers and ICT infrastructure are located outside ATSB premises. This produced a significant saving in energy use. The ATSB has limited its energy use through various initiatives that focus on improving the energy efficiency of the property portfolio, for example:

Grant programs

The ATSB did not administer any grant programs during 2015–16.

Changes to disability reporting in annual reports

Since 1994, no-corporate Commonwealth entities have reported on their performance as policy adviser, purchaser, employer, regulator and provider under the Commonwealth Disability Strategy. In 2007–08, reporting on the employer role was transferred to the Australian Public Service Commission's State of the Service Report and the APS Statistical Bulletin. These reports are available on ASPC's website at www.apsc.gov.au. From 2010–11, entities have no longer been required to report on these functions.

The Commonwealth Disability Strategy has been overtaken by the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020, which sets out a ten year national policy framework to improve the lives of people with disability, promote participation and create a more inclusive society. A high level two-yearly report will track progress against each of the six outcome areas of the strategy and present a picture of how people with disability are faring. The first of these progress reports was published in late 2014, and can be found at www.dss.gov.au

Freedom of Information website Links

The following information explains how to request access to documents held by the ATSB under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). It also explains what records the ATSB holds, and what arrangements the ATSB has in place for outside participation.

Entities to the FOI Act are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This requirement is in Part II of the FOI Act and has replaced the former requirement to publish a section 8 statement in an annual report. Each agency must display, on its website, a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the IPS requirements.

Detailed information about the FOI Act is available via the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website www.oaic.gov.au and the Federal Register of Legislation website www.legislation.gov.au

How to lodge a request for information

Information about how to make an application under the FOI Act can be found on the ATSB's website at www.atsb.gov.au

A request for access to documents made under the FOI Act must:

Submission of FOI requests, or enquiries about access, should be directed to:

Freedom of Information Coordinator
Australian Transport Safety Bureau PO Box 967
CIVIC SQUARE ACT 2608

Phone: +61 2 6274 6488
Fax: + 61 2 6247 3117
Email: FOI-ATSB@atsb.gov.au

Charges

There are no application fees payable to lodge an FOI request. The ATSB may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access to document(s) required through a request under the FOI Act. These charges are imposed in accordance with the FOI Act and the Freedom of Information (Charges) Regulations 1982. These charges may relate to the time spent searching for and retrieving relevant document(s), decision-making time, photocopying and other costs. The FOI Act also provides that the first 5 hours of decision-making time is waived. The applicant will be notified as soon as possible of an estimate of the charges associated with processing of the request. The request will not be processed until the applicant responds to such notification.

In some circumstances, charges associated with the processing of the request may be remitted. Should the applicant wish to seek remission of the charges, the criteria considered by the ATSB include whether:

The applicant would need to contact the ATSB in writing, or by email, to explain why they meet the criteria, or to inform the agency of overall circumstances which justify non-payment of charges. Requests for the remission of the charges should be forwarded to the Freedom of Information Coordinator.

It may not be possible to obtain access to all the documents sought in an FOI request. Access is limited by exemptions, such as Section 38—secrecy provisions of the FOI Act.

It is important to note that the ATSB is required to perform its functions under Section 12AA of the TSI Act. A significant amount of information gathered by the ATSB during the course of its investigations is defined as restricted information under Section 3 of the TSI Act, and access to such information is exempt from release under subparagraph 38(1)(b)(i) of the FOI Act.

Freedom of Information activity in 2015–16

The ATSB received 20 new requests for access to documents under the FOI Act in 2015–16. Table 19 provides details of ATSB Freedom of Information activity for 2015–16.

Table 19: Freedom of Information activity 4

ACTIVITY IN 2015–2016

NUMBERS

Requests

On hand at 1 July 2015 (A)

1

New requests received (B)

20

Requests withdrawn (C)

13

Requests transferred in full to another agency (D)

0

Requests on hand at 30 June 2016 (E)

4

Total requests completed at 30 June 2016 (A+B-C-D-E)

4

Action on requests

Access in full

0

Access in part

3

Access refused

1

Access transferred in full

0

Request withdrawn

13

Response times (excluding withdrawn)4

0–30 days

1

31–60 days

3

61–90 days

0

90+ days

0

Internal review

Requests received

0

Decision affirmed

0

Decision amended

0

Request withdrawn

0

Review by Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Applications received

1

Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT) review of FOI decisions

Applications received

0

Records the ATSB holds

The ATSB holds records such as:

To view a list of manuals, and other documents the ATSB uses when making decisions or recommendations that affect the public, visit the ATSB website at www.atsb.gov.au

Under 8C of the FOI Act, exempt matter is not required to be published. The ATSB reserves the right to delete exempt matter from its information prior to providing access.

To find out more about the types of personal information the ATSB holds, please refer to the ATSB Privacy Policy on the ATSB website at www.atsb.gov.au

For further information, please contact ATSB either by telephone on 1800 020 616, or by email at atsbinfo@atsb.gov.au

Functions and decision-making powers

The ATSB's functions are detailed in Section 12AA of the TSI Act and are further described throughout this report.

Certain officers exercise decision-making powers under portfolio legislation and other matters. These responsibilities are set out in the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) for the Commonwealth of Australia and relate to transport safety, including investigations.

For a complete and up-to-date copy of the AAO, visit www.dpmc.gov.au

To assist ATSB employees in exercising their powers appropriately, and enable access to their decision-making authorities, the ATSB uses an intranet site which allows employees to access delegations online. It also allows employees to check information about the powers and authorities assigned under the legislation set out in the AAO, and by laws such as the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and the Public Service Act 1999. Powers delegated under the TSI Act are recorded on the back of identity cards for all investigators.

Arrangements for outside participation

The ATSB consults widely to gain the views of its stakeholders and clients about future policy directions and program delivery. This includes consulting with other Australian state and territory government departments and agencies, as appropriate, and with foreign governments—particularly in the context of transport safety investigations. For particular policy issues, the ATSB may also contact a very broad range of stakeholders.

Appendix B: Entity Resource Statement 2015–16

Actual available appropriation

2015–16

$'000

(A)

Payments made

2015–16

$'000

(B)

Balance remaining

2015–16

$'000

(A) – (B)

Ordinary Annual Services1

Departmental appropriation2

149,241

103,232

46,009

Total

149,241

103,232

46,009

Total ordinary annual services A

149,241

103,232

Other services3

Departmental non-operating

Equity injections

371

279

92

Total

371

279

Total other services B

371

279

Total net resourcing and payments for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau

149,612

103,511

1 Appropriation Act (No.1) 2015–16 and Appropriation Act (No. 5) 2015–16. This includes prior year departmental appropriation and section 74 Retained Revenue Receipts.

2 Includes an amount of $0.356m in 2015–16 for the Departmental Capital Budget. For accounting purposes this amount has been designated as 'contributions by owners'.

3 Appropriation Act (No.2) 2015–16.

Expenses for Outcome 1

Outcome 1: Improved transport safety in Australia including through: independent 'no blame' investigation of transport accidents and other safety occurrences; safety data recording, analysis and research; and fostering safety awareness, knowledge and action.

Budget*

2015–16

$'000

(A)

Actual Expenses

2015–16

$'000

(B)

Variation

2015–16

$'000

(A) – (B)

Programme 1.1: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriation1

69,527

98,708

(29,181)

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year

3,330

11,615

(8,285)

Total for Programme 1.1

72,857

110,323

(37,466)

Total expenses for Outcome 1

Average Staffing Level (number)

2014–15

2015–16

106

105

* Full year budget, including any subsequent adjustment made to the 2015–16 Budget at Additional Estimates.

1 Departmental Appropriation combines Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act Nos. 1 and 5) and Retained Revenue Receipts under section 74 of the PGPA Act 2013.

Appendix C: Glossary

Accident

An investigable matter involving a transport vehicle occurs when:

  • a person dies, or suffers serious injury, as a result of an occurrence associated with the operation of a vehicle
  • the vehicle is destroyed, or seriously damaged, as a result of an occurrence associated with the operation of the vehicle
  • any property is destroyed, or seriously damaged, as a result of an occurrence associated with the operation of the vehicle.

Accident Investigation Commission (AIC)

The Papua New Guinea Government institution responsible for the investigation of safety deficiencies in aviation transport.

Aerial work

Aircraft operations—including ambulance and emergency medical services, agriculture, mustering, search and rescue, fire control and survey and photography.

Agricultural operations

Operations involving the carriage and/or spreading of chemicals, seed, fertiliser or other substances for agricultural purposes—including the purposes for pest and disease control.

Airworthiness Directive

A notification to owners, and operators, of certified aircraft that a known safety deficiency with a particular model of aircraft, engine, avionics or other system exists and must be corrected. If a certified aircraft has outstanding airworthiness directives that have not been complied with the aircraft is not considered airworthy.

Amateur-built aircraft

Aircraft not built in a factory but for the user's personal use or recreation. May include ultra-light, original design, plans built, kit built or experimental aircraft.

AMSA

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

ARTC

Australian Rail Track Corporation

ATSB safety action

Formal activities conducted by the ATSB to initiate safety action by relevant organisations to address a safety issue. Includes safety recommendations and safety advisory notices.

AUV

Autonomous underwater vehicle

Australian Accredited Representative

An Australian representative who is appointed in the case of safety occurrences involving Australian registered aircraft outside Australian territory, normally an ATSB investigator.

Blood-borne pathogen

A blood-borne agent causing disease that can be spread by blood contamination.

CASA

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Catastrophic accident

Sudden disastrous investigable matter involving a transport vehicle.

Charter

Operations that involve the carriage of cargo or passengers, but do not involve scheduled flights. The lack of scheduled flights, and fixed departure and arrival points, distinguishes charter operations from RPT operations.

Collective

The collective pitch control, or collective lever changes, the pitch angle of all the main rotor blades at the same time, independent of their position. Therefore, if a collective input is made, all the blades change equally. The result is that the helicopter increases or decreases its total lift derived from the rotor.

Commercial air transport

High capacity regular public transport (RPT) flights, low capacity RPT flights, charter flights and medical transport.

Complex investigations

Investigations rated at level 1, 2, or 3 in accordance with the ATSB's rating system.

Contributing safety factor

A safety factor that, if it had not occurred or existed at the relevant time, then:

  • the occurrence would probably not have occurred
  • adverse consequences associated with the occurrence would probably not have occurred or have been as serious
  • another contributing safety factor would probably not have occurred or existed.

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

Critical safety issue

Associated with an intolerable level of risk and generally leading to the immediate issue of a safety recommendation, unless corrective safety action has already been taken.

CVR (black box)

Cockpit Voice Recorder

Defined Interstate Rail Network (DIRN)

The DIRN comprises over 10,000 route kilometres of standard gauge interstate track linking the capital cities of mainland Australia.

Directly Involved Party (DIP)

Those individuals or organisations that were directly involved in a transport safety occurrence or may have influenced the circumstances that led to an occurrence. This also includes those whose reputations are likely to be affected following the release of the investigation report.

ETOPS

Extended Twin Operations—a rule that allows twin-engine airliners to fly long-distance routes that were previously off-limits to twin-engine aircraft. There are different levels of ETOPS certification. Each one allows aircraft to fly on routes that have a certain amount of flying time from the nearest suitable airport.

Fatal accident

A transport accident in which at least one fatality results within 30 days of the accident.

Fatality/Fatal injury

Any injury acquired by a person involved in a transport accident which results in death within 30 days of the accident.

Flight data recorder (black box)

A recorder placed in an aircraft for the purpose of facilitating the investigation of an aircraft accident or incident.

Flying training

Flying under instruction for the issue or renewal of a licence, rating, aircraft type endorsement or any other type of flying aimed at upgrading an individual's flight qualification—including solo navigation exercises conducted as part of a course of applied flying training, or check and training operations conducted by RPT operators.

General aviation (GA)

General aviation covers:

  • aerial work operations (including aerial agriculture, aerial mustering, search and rescue, and aerial survey)
  • flying training
  • private aviation
  • business and sports (including gliding) aviation—VH, or foreign-registered.

Hours flown

Calculated from the time the wheels start, with the intention of flight, to the time the wheels stop after completion of the flight.

Human factors

Human factors is the multi-disciplinary science that applies knowledge about the capabilities and limitations of human performance to all aspects of the design, operation, and maintenance of products and systems. It considers the effects of physical, psychological and environmental factors on human performance in different task environments—including the role of human operators in complex systems.

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

IMO

International Maritime Organization

Immediately reportable matter

A serious transport safety matter that covers occurrences such as:

  • accidents involving death
  • serious injury
  • destruction or serious damage of vehicles or property
  • when an accident nearly occurs.

Incident

An occurrence, other than an accident, associated with the operation of a transport vehicle that affects, or could affect, the safety of operation.

ITSAP

The Australian Government's Indonesia Transport Safety Assistance Package

JACC

Joint Accident Coordination Centre

LSA

Light sport aircraft

LOSA

Loss of separation assurance

Less complex investigations

Those rated at level 4 or level 5 under the ATSB's rating scheme.

MAIFA

Marine Accident Investigators Forum In Asia

Minor injury

An injury sustained by a person, in an accident, that was not fatal or serious and does not require hospitalisation.

Multi-modal

Across the three modes of transport covered by ATSB: aviation, marine and rail.

National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC)

Indonesian Government institution responsible for the investigation of safety deficiencies in aviation, maritime and land transport.

Occurrences—accidents and incidents

Occurrences are reportable matters—either an immediately reportable matter (IRM) or routine reportable matter (RRM). They comprise accidents, serious incidents and incidents.

ONRSR

Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

Other aerial work

Other aerial work includes:

  • operations conducted for the purposes of aerial work other than 'flying training' and 'agricultural operations'
  • operations classified as other aerial work—including aerial surveying and photography, spotting, aerial stock mustering, search and rescue, ambulance, towing (including glider, target and banner towing), advertising, cloud seeding, fire-fighting, parachute dropping and coastal surveillance.

Other safety issue

Associated with a risk level regarded as unacceptable unless it is kept as low as reasonably practicable. Where there is a reasonable expectation that safety action could be taken in response to reduce risk, the ATSB will issue a safety recommendation to the appropriate agency when proactive safety action is not forthcoming.

PIF

Post-impact fire

Pilotage

Use of licensed coastal pilots to guide ships through designated areas.

Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS)

These statements explain the provisions of the Appropriation Bills (Budget Bills), that is, where the appropriate funds are going to be spent.

Private/business

Private flying is conducted for recreational or personal transport. Business flying refers to the use of aircraft as a means of transport to support a business, or profession, without the aircraft revenue directly.

PGPA Act

Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act 2013

RAAus

Recreational Aviation Australia

Recreational aviation

Aircraft being used for recreational flying that are registered by a recreational aviation administration organisation.

REEFVTS

Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Vessel Traffic Service. A coastal Vessel Traffic Service which has been put in place by the Australian and Queensland Governments to improve safety and efficiency of vessel traffic, as well as to protect the environment.

Regular public transport (RPT)

Refers to aircraft that transport passengers, and/or cargo, according to fixed schedules and fixed departure/arrival points, in exchange for monetary reward. These services can be further divided into low and high capacity aircraft:

  • low capacity RPT—an RPT aircraft that provides a maximum of 38 passenger seats, or a maximum payload no greater than 4,200 kg
  • high capacity RPT—an RPT aircraft that provides more than 38 passenger seats, or a maximum payload greater than 4,200 kg.

REPCON

The aviation confidential reporting scheme.

REPCON Marine

The marine confidential reporting scheme.

Reportable safety concern

Any matter that endangers or could endanger a transport vehicle.

Safety action

The things that organisations and individuals do, in response to the identification of safety issues, in order to prevent accidents and incidents. There are two main types:

  • ATSB safety action
  • Non-ATSB safety action.

Safety advisory notice

Formal advice by the ATSB to an organisation, or relevant parts of the aviation industry, that it should consider the safety issue and take action where it believes it is appropriate. A safety advisory notice is a 'softer' output than a safety recommendation and is used for less significant safety issues—when the available evidence is more limited or when the target audience is not a specific organisation.

Safety factor

An event or condition that increases safety risk—something that increases the likelihood of an occurrence and/or the severity of the adverse consequences associated with an occurrence.

Safety issues

A safety factor which can reasonably be regarded as having the potential to adversely affect the safety of future operations and

  • is a characteristic of an organisation or a system, rather than a characteristic of a specific individual, or
  • is characteristic of an operational environment at a specific point in time.

Safety recommendation

ATSB safety recommendations are formal recommendations from the ATSB to an organisation for it to address a specific safety issue. They focus on stating the problem (i.e. the description of the safety issue.) They do not identify specific solutions for reducing risk.

SAR

Search and rescue

SATCOM

Satellite communication

Serious incident

An incident involving circumstances indicating an accident nearly occurred.

Serious Injury

An injury which is sustained by a person in an accident and involves one or more of the following:

  • requires hospitalisation for more than 48 hours, commencing within seven days from the date the injury was received
  • results in a fracture of any bone (except simple fractures of fingers, toes, or nose)
  • involved lacerations which cause severe haemorrhage, nerve, muscle or tendon damage
  • involves injury to any internal organ
  • involves second or third degree burns, or any burns affecting more than five per cent of the body surface
  • involves verified exposure to infectious substances or injurious radiation.

Short investigation

Short, factual, office-based investigations, of less complex safety occurrences rated at level 5 under the ATSB's rating scheme.

SIIMS

Safety Investigation Information Management System

SOLAS

Safety of Life at Sea

SPAD

Signal passed at danger

Spectral analysis

Detailed analysis of the pilot's radio transmissions, background engine sounds and warnings.

Sports Aviation

Aircraft excluded from the RPT, GA or military aircraft categories—including ultralights, glider, hang gliders, rotorcraft and balloon aviation. Most, if not all, sport aviation craft are registered with various sporting bodies rather than with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), although exceptions to this rule occur. Sports aviation also includes parachute operations and acrobatics. Sports aviation in this report does not include Australian non-VH registered aircraft.

STAR

Standard arrival route

Statutory agency

A body, or group of persons, declared by an Act to be a Statutory Agency for the purposes of the Public Service Act 1999.

Systemic failure

A breakdown in the system as a whole.

Transport safety matter

As defined by the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003, these matters consist of occurrences in which:

  • the transport vehicle is destroyed
  • the transport vehicle is damaged
  • the transport vehicle is abandoned, disabled, stranded or missing in operation
  • a person dies as a result of an occurrence associated with the operation of the transport vehicle
  • a person is injured or incapacitated as a result of an occurrence associated with the operation of the transport vehicle
  • any property is damaged as a result of an occurrence associated with the operation of the transport vehicle
  • the transport vehicle is involved in a near accident
  • the transport vehicle is involved in an occurrence that affected, or could have affected, the safety of the operation of the transport vehicle
  • something occurred that affected, is affecting, or might affect transport safety.

TSI Act

Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003

ULB

Underwater locator beacon

Appendix D: List of requirements

PGPA RULE REF

DESCRIPTION

REQUIREMENT

PAGE

17AI

Letter of transmittal

Mandatory

17AJ(a)

Table of contents

Mandatory

17AJ(b)

Alphabetical index

Mandatory

17AJ(c)

Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms

Mandatory

17AJ(d)

List of requirements

Mandatory

17AJ(e)

Details of contact officer

Mandatory

17AJ(f)

Entity's website address

Mandatory

17AJ(g)

Electronic address of report

Mandatory

Review by Accountable Authority

17AD(a)

A review by the accountable authority of the entity

Mandatory

Click Here

Summary of significant issues and developments

Suggested

Click Here

Overview of the entity's performance and financial results

Suggested

Click Here

Outlook for the next reporting period

Suggested

Click Here

Significant issues and developments for the portfolio

Suggested for portfolio agencies

N/A

Overview of the entity

17AE(1)(a)(i)

A description of the role and functions of the entity.

Mandatory

Click Here

17AE(1)(a)(ii)

A description of the organisational structure of the entity.

Mandatory

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17AE(1)(a)(iii)

A description of the outcomes and programmes administered by the entity.

Mandatory

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17AE(1)(a)(iv)

A description of the purposes of the entity as included in corporate plan.

Mandatory

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17AE(1)(b)

An outline of the structure of the portfolio of the entity.

Portfolio departments– mandatory

N/A

17AE(2)

Differences in the outcomes and programmes from any Portfolio Budget Statement, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement or other portfolio estimates statement.

If applicable, mandatory

N/A

Report on the performance of the entity

17AD(c)(i); 16F

Annual performance statement in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the Act and section 16F of the Rule.

Mandatory

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17AF(1)(a)

A discussion and analysis of the entity's
financial performance.

Mandatory

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17AF(1)(b)

A table summarising the total resources and total payments of the entity.

Mandatory

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17AF(2)

Discussion of any significant changes in financial results, the cause of any operating loss, response to and actions taken in relation to the loss; and any matter that may have a significant impact on the entity's future operation or financial results.

If applicable, mandatory

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Management and Accountability

Corporate governance

17AG(2)(a)

Information on compliance with section 10 (fraud systems)

Mandatory

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17AG(2)(b)(i)

A certification by accountable authority that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared.

Mandatory

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17AG(2)(b)(ii)

A certification by accountable authority that appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the entity are in place.

Mandatory

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17AG(2)(b)(iii)

A certification by accountable authority that all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the entity.

Mandatory

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17AG(2)(c)

An outline of structures and processes in place for the entity to implement principles and objectives of corporate governance.

Mandatory

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17AG(2)(d) –(e)

A statement of significant issues reported to Minister under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the Act that relates to non-compliance with Finance law and action taken to remedy non-compliance.

If applicable, mandatory

N/A

External scrutiny

17AG(3)

Information on the most significant developments in external scrutiny and the entity's response to the scrutiny.

Mandatory

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17AG(3)(a)

Information on judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner that may have a significant effect on the operations of the entity.

If applicable, mandatory

N/A

17AG(3)(b)

Information on any reports on operations of the entity by the Auditor-General (other than report under section 43 of the Act), a Parliamentary Committee, or the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

If applicable, mandatory

N/A

17AG(3)(c)

Information on any capability reviews on the entity that were released during the period.

If applicable, mandatory

N/A

Management of human resources

17AG(4)(a)

An assessment of the entity's effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve entity objectives.

Mandatory

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17AG(4)(b)

Statistics on staffing

Mandatory

Click Here

17AG(4)(c)

Information on any enterprise agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, Australian workplace agreements, common law contracts and determinations under subsection 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999.

Mandatory

Click Here

17AG(4)(c)(i)

Information on the number of SES and non-SES employees covered by agreements etc identified in paragraph 17AG(4)(c).

Mandatory

Click Here

17AG(4)(c)(ii)

The salary ranges available for APS employees by classification level.

Mandatory

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17AG(4)(c)(iii)

A description of non-salary benefits provided to employees.

Mandatory

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17AG(4)(d)(i)

Information on the number of employees at each classification level who received performance pay.

If applicable, mandatory

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17AG(4)(d)(ii)

Information on aggregate amounts of performance pay at each classification level.

If applicable, mandatory

Click Here

17AG(4)(d)(iii)

Information on the average amount of performance payment, and range of such payments, at each classification level.

If applicable, mandatory

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17AG(4)(d)(iv)

Information on aggregate amount of
performance payments.

If applicable, mandatory

Click Here

Assets management

17AG(5)

An assessment of effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the entity's activities.

If applicable, mandatory

N/A

Purchasing

17AG(6)

An assessment of entity performance against the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

Mandatory

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Consultants

17AG(7)(a)

A summary statement detailing the number of new contracts engaging consultants entered into during the period; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts entered into during the period (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were entered into during a previous reporting period; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST).

Mandatory

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17AG(7)(b)

A statement that "During [reporting period], [specified number] new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]. In addition, [specified number] ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the period, involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]".

Mandatory

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Australian National Audit Office access clauses

17AG(8)

Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General.

If applicable, mandatory

N/A

Exempt contracts

17AG(9)

Contracts exempted from publication on AusTender

If applicable, mandatory

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Small business

17AG(10)(a)

A statement that "[Name of entity] supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance's website."

Mandatory

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17AG(10)(b)

An outline of the ways in which the procurement practices of the entity support small and
=medium enterprises.

Mandatory

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17AG(10)(c)

If the entity is considered by the Department administered by the Finance Minister as material in nature—a statement that "[Name of entity] recognises the importance of ensuring that small businesses are paid on time. The results of the Survey of Australian Government Payments to Small Business are available on the Treasury's website."

If applicable, mandatory

N/A

Financial statements

17AD(e)

Inclusion of the annual financial statements in accordance with subsection 43(4) of the Act.

Mandatory

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Other mandatory information

17AH(1)(a)(i) and 17AH(1)(a)(ii)

Statement regarding the conduct of advertising campaigns during the reporting period.

If applicable, mandatory

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17AH(1)(b)

Grant programs

If applicable, mandatory

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17AH(1)(c)

Outline of mechanisms of disability reporting, including reference to website for
further information.

Mandatory

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17AH(1)(d)

Website reference to where the entity's Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of FOI Act can be found.

Mandatory

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17AH(1)(e)

Correction of material errors in previous annual report

If applicable, mandatory

N/A

17AH(2)

Information required by other legislation

Mandatory

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4 These statistics cannot be compared directly with the deadlines set in the Freedom of Information Act 1982, as the FOI Act provides for extensions of time to allow for consultation with third parties, negotiation of charges and other issues.