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Appendix C: Compliance Index

The annual report has been prepared in accordance with section 46 of the Public, Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA) the Public, Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 and subsequent amendments, including the Public, Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Annual Reporting) Rule 2019. These requirements were approved on behalf of the Parliament by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on 4 April 2019.

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PGPA Rule Reference

Part of report

Description

Requirement

17BE

Contents of annual report

17BE(a)

Our Role

Details of the legislation establishing the body

Mandatory

17BE(b)(i)

Our Role

A summary of the objects and functions of the entity as set out in legislation

Mandatory

17BE(b)(ii)

About Us

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

Mandatory

17BE(c)

Letter of Transmittal

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

17BE(d)

Ministerial Expectations

Directions given to the entity by the Minister under an Act or instrument during the reporting period

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(e)

Ministerial Expectations

Any government policy order that applied in relation to the entity during the reporting period under section 22 of the Act

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(f)

Not applicable

Particulars of non-compliance with:

(a) a direction given to the entity by the Minister under an Act or instrument during the reporting period, or

(b) a government policy order that applied in relation to the entity during the reporting period under section 22 of the Act.

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(g)

Annual Performance Statement

Annual performance statements in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the Act and section 16F of the rule

Mandatory

17BE(h), 17BE(i)

Not applicable

A statement of significant issues reported to the 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

17BE(j)

Our Board

Information on the accountable authority, or each member of the accountable authority, of the entity during the reporting period

Mandatory

17BE(k)

Our Business Organisational Structure

Outline of the organisational structure of the entity (including any subsidiaries of the entity)

Mandatory

17BE(ka)

Our Equity and Diversity Approach

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

17BE(l)

About Us

Outline of the location (whether or not in Australia) of major activities or facilities of the entity

Mandatory

17BE(m)

Governance and Accountability

Information relating to the main corporate governance practices used by the entity during the reporting period

Mandatory

17BE(n), 17BE(o)

Transactions with Related Parties

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 accountable authority to approve the entity paying for a good or service from, or providing a grant to, the related Commonwealth entity or related company

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(p)

COVID impacts reported throughout

Any significant activities and changes that affected the operation or structure of the entity during the reporting period

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(q)

Not applicable

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(r)

Transparency Performance

Particulars of any reports on the entity given by:

(a) the Auditor General (other than a report under section 43 of the Act), or

(b) a Parliamentary Committee, or

(c) the Commonwealth Ombudsman, or

(d) the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(s)

Not applicable

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(t)

Directors’

and Officers’

Indemnities

and Insurance

Details of any indemnity that applied during the reporting period to the accountable authority, any member of the accountable authority or officer of the entity against a liability (including premiums paid, or agreed to be paid, for insurance against the authority, member or officer’s liability for legal costs)

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(taa)

Board Committees

The following information about the audit committee for the entity:

(a) a direct electronic address of the charter determining the functions of the audit committee

(b) the name of each member of the audit committee

(c) the qualifications, knowledge, skills or experience of each member of the audit committee

(d) information about each member’s attendance at meetings of the audit committee

(e) the remuneration of each member of the audit committee.

Mandatory

17BE(ta)

Remuneration Report 2020-21

Information about executive remuneration

Mandatory

Additional statutory requirements

Statutory reference

Part of report

Description

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

Environmental Management and Performance

Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Schedule 2, Part 4)

Our Work Health and Safety Performance

Work Health and Safety

Equal Employment Opportunity Act (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987 (section 9)

Our Equity and Diversity Approach

Equity and Diversity progress report

Air Services Act 1995 (section 51)

Not applicable

Adverse effect of non-commercial commitments