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Appendix A: List of Requirements – Commonwealth Companies

PGPA Rule Reference

Part of Report

Description

Requirement

28E

Contents of annual report

28E(a)

Purpose

The purposes of the company as included in the company’s corporate plan for the reporting period

Mandatory

28E(b)

Accountable Authority

The names of the persons holding the position of responsible Minister or responsible Ministers during the reporting period, and the titles of those responsible Ministers

Mandatory

28E(c)

N/A

Any directions given to the entity by a Minister under the company’s constitution, an Act or an instrument during the reporting period

If applicable, mandatory

28E(d)

N/A

Any government policy order that applied in relation to the company during the reporting period under section 93 of the Act

If applicable, mandatory

28E(e)

Significant non-compliance issues with finance law

Particulars of non‑compliance with:

(a) a direction given to the entity by the Minister under the company’s constitution, an Act or instrument during the reporting period; or

(b) a government policy order that applied in relation to the company during the reporting period under section 93 of the Act

If applicable, mandatory

28E(f)

Board of Directors

Information on each director of the company during the reporting period

Mandatory

28E(g)

Organisational structure

An outline of the organisational structure of the company (including any subsidiaries of the company)

Mandatory

28E(ga)

People and Relationships

Statistics on the entity’s employees on an ongoing and non‑ongoing basis, including the following:

(a) statistics on full‑time employees;

(b) statistics on part‑time employees;

(c) statistics on gender;

(d) statistics on staff location

Mandatory

28E(h)

Other Information

An outline of the location (whether or not in Australia) of major activities or facilities of the company

Mandatory

28E(i)

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012

Information in relation to the main corporate governance practices used by the company during the reporting period

Mandatory

28E(j), 28E(k)

N/A

For transactions with a related Commonwealth entity or related company where the value of the transaction, or if there is more than one transaction, the aggregate of those transactions, is more than $10,000 (inclusive of GST):

(a) the decision‑making process undertaken by the directors of the company for making a decision to approve the company paying for a good or service from, or providing a grant to, the related Commonwealth entity or related company; and

(b) the value of the transaction, or if there is more than one transaction, the number of transactions and the aggregate of value of the transactions

If applicable, mandatory

28E(l)

N/A

Any significant activities or changes that affected the operations or structure of the company during the reporting period

If applicable, mandatory

28E(m)

N/A

Particulars of judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals that may have a significant effect on the operations of the company

If applicable, mandatory

28E(n)

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT

Particulars of any reports on the company given by:

(a) the Auditor‑General, or

(b) a Parliamentary Committee, or

(c) the Commonwealth Ombudsman; or

(d) the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner; or

(e) the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

If applicable, mandatory

28E(o)

N/A

An explanation of information not obtained from a subsidiary of the company and the effect of not having the information on the annual report

If applicable, mandatory

28E(oa)

People and Relationships

Information about executive remuneration

Mandatory

28F

Disclosure requirements for government business enterprises

28F(1)(a)(i)

N/A

An assessment of significant changes in the company’s overall financial structure and financial conditions

If applicable, mandatory

28F(1)(a)(ii)

N/A

An assessment of any events or risks that could cause financial information that is reported not to be indicative of future operations or financial condition

If applicable, Mandatory

28F(1)(b)

N/A

Information on dividends paid or recommended

If applicable, mandatory

28F(1)(c)

N/A

Details of any community service obligations the government business enterprise has including:

(a) an outline of actions taken to fulfil those obligations; and

(b) an assessment of the cost of fulfilling those obligations

If applicable, mandatory

28F(2)

N/A

A statement regarding the exclusion of information on the grounds that the information is commercially sensitive and would be likely to result in unreasonable commercial prejudice to the government business enterprise

If applicable, mandatory