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Index for print version of Annual Report 2019–20

Page numbers relate to the printed and pdf versions of the Attorney-General's Department Annual Report 2019–20.

A

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services 3, 41, 42, 69

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
and ‘aliens’ power under s.51 (xix) of the Constitution 24
constitutional recognition 5, 27, 54–5
legal assistance funding 41, 42, 69
secondment to Waminda (the South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation) 108
staff 108, 110
Voice to Parliament 54–5

ACCC v Volkswagen 26

Accountable Authority 11, 16, 123

achievements 2019–20 3–4

activities
administered activities on behalf of the Australian Government 118
key activities 23–46
in response to COVID-19 and summer bushfires 20

administered activities on behalf of the Australian Government 118

administered cash flow statement 132–3

administered reconciliation schedule 131

administered schedule of assets and liabilities 130

administered schedule of comprehensive income 129

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) 12, 25, 30

Administrative Arrangements Order (29 May 2019) 7, 118, 134

advertising and market research 114–15

advice see legal services and advice
Advisory Group to the Legal Assistance Services Inter-Governmental Committee 42

AGD Women’s Network 110

aged care royal commission 23, 27, 79, 80

ALEX (AGD Learning EXperience) 107

Anderson, Iain (Deputy Secretary) 8, 154, 225

annual performance statement 15–94
achievement of targets 47, 48–9
activities 20–46
ANAO pilot audit of 101
executive summary 47–9
purposes 19, 49–51, 85
results 47–94
statement of preparation 16

Annual Wage Review 2020 28

APS Indigenous Champions 110

APS Statistical Bulletin 111

APS Values, Code of Conduct and Employment Principles 100

Archives Act 1983 (Cth) 24

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency 12
jurisdictional implementation of National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Awareness and Management 2019–23 29
Review of the Role and Functions of 29

asset management 113

Assistant Secretary of Human Resources Branch 96

Assistant Secretary of Strategy and Governance Branch 96

Attorney-General 26
support for as First Law Officer 6, 19, 23–5, 90
support for in his role in managing complex, systemic and precedential legal risk 25
support for in his role of managing national security information 36, 66

Attorney-General’s Department 6–14
Accountable Authority 11, 16, 123
Executive Board 99
governance 96–100
ministerial responsibilities 11–12
objectives 134
operational groups 8, 9–10, 18
organisational structure 7–8
outcomes and programs 7, 8, 18, 134
performance framework 18
portfolio 4, 7, 12–13
purposes 6, 19, 49–51, 85
roles and functions 6
senior management committees 96–8
strategic priorities 18–19
transfer of responsibilities to/from 46, 49, 118, 134

Attorney-General’s Department Enterprise Agreement 2016 (AGD Agreement) 105, 222

Audit and Risk Management Committee 97, 99
impact of COVID-19 on timing of meetings 97
members 97–8
number of meetings 97

auditor’s report 119–1

audits
external 101
internal 99

AusTender 113

Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration 41

Australia–New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee 36

Australian Building and Construction Commission 12

Australian Citizenship Act 2007, and
terrorism-related citizenship 24, 36

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) 4, 13

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) 26

Australian Defence Force
overseas deployment 23
suicide deaths 25
use of 20

Australian Energy Regulator 26

Australian Federal Police 2, 22, 61
invalid search warrant 24

Australian Financial Security Authority 13

Australian Government GrantConnect website 115

Australian Government Legal Network 26

Australian Government Legal Service (AGLS) 26–7
government lawyers satisfaction with 58–9

Australian Government Multicultural Access and Equity Policy 111

Australian Government Solicitor 96, 154, 225

Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) (Program 1.3) 7, 18, 118, 134
client survey 2020 210–11
expenses 198
stakeholder survey 2020 203–10

Australian Government Solicitor Group (AGS) 2, 8, 9
operations 24–5
pro bono programs 24, 25
training, forums and workshops 24

Australian Government’s Register of Lobbyists, audit 9, 32, 101

Australian Guardianship and Administration Council 46

Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 13, 76

Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility 24

Australian Institute of Family Studies 38

Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) 10, 13, 46
report, delays in government response to 210
review of the family law system 37, 40

Australian Local Government Association 43

Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) 101
access clauses 114
audits 101
independent auditor’s report 120–1
pilot audit of annual performance statements 101

Australian Network of Disabilities Stepping Into Program 109

Australian Network on Disability 111
Access and Inclusion Index 111

Australian Public Service Commission
Ethics Contact Officer Network 100
Indigenous Intern Program 109
State of the Service reports 111

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) 26

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) 35, 65

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020 35, 65

Australian Taxation Office 61

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre 26

Australian Workplace Equality Index 111

aviation, downing of flight MH17 4, 23

B

Balancing the future: The Australian Public Services gender equality strategy 2016–19 110

bankruptcy, and COVID-19 pandemic 2, 21

Bankruptcy Act 1966 2

Behrens, Chris 98

bilateral treaties 34, 65

Biosecurity Act 2015 20

Bluescope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd v Australian Workers’ Union 26

bonuses 105–6

bribery, foreign 35, 64, 65

Broader Horizons – Agile, Global, Diverse (strategic workforce plan) 107

Building Code 2016 28

C

Capability Council 108

capital investments 96

Carer Recognition Act 2010, compliance with 112

casework matters finalised 43, 82–3

cash flow statement 128

casual loading 102

Celebrating Ability Network 111

Chidgey, Sarah (Deputy Secretary) 8, 154, 225

Chief Finance Officer 96, 123

Chief Information Officer 96

Chief Operating Officers 96, 225

child abduction, international 43, 82

child sex offenders, mandatory minimum sentencing 3

child sexual abuse
National Memorial for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts 46
National Redress Scheme 43
see also Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

citizenship surrenders 230, 231

Civil Justice and Legal Services (Program 1.1) 7, 18, 134, 198

Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act 34

client survey 2020 52–3, 77–8, 210–11

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation 10, 12
levies and subsidies 118

code of conduct see APS values, Code of Conduct and Employment Principles

Comcare 7, 12, 112
legislative instruments 30

commercial and contractual matters 24

commercial law 9

Commercial practice group 9

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 23

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, appearance before 75

Commonwealth Deferred Prosecution Agreement scheme for corporate offences 35

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 114

Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework 99

Commonwealth Fraud Liaison Forum 32

Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre 22, 32, 60–1, 90, 99

Commonwealth Government lawyers, training program for 26, 59

Commonwealth Integrity Commission, establishment 5, 31, 61–2, 210

Commonwealth legal risk, managing 25–6

Commonwealth Procurement Rules 113, 114

Commonwealth records 24

Commonwealth Risk Management Policy 99

Community Grants Hub 7, 18

Community Legal Centre 69, 70

Community Legal Services Program 42

COMPASS.info 45

Comprehensive Review of the Legal Framework Governing the National Intelligence Community 5

constitutional litigation 24

constitutional, public law and international law advice 23

constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians and Voice to Parliament 5, 49, 54–5

consular assistance and extradited Australian nationals 232

consultancy contracts 114

consultants 113–14

contact details ii

Continuing Detention Order scheme 66

contracts 114

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 75

Coral Sea Cable System 44

corporate governance see governance

Corporate Plan 2019–23 6, 17, 18, 23, 49, 52

Corporate Plan 2020–24 17, 99

corporate planning 99

Corporations Act 2001 102

corrections to previous annual report 116

Council of Attorneys-General
establishes National Strategic Framework for Legal Assistance 68
Senior Officials Group 39
working group on surrogacy 39

counter-fraud arrangements 60–1

Counter-Fraud Capability Baseline Project 60

counter-terrorism 35–6, 65–6

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Act 2019 36, 66

COVID-19 Counter-Fraud Taskforce 22, 61

COVID-19 pandemic
activities in response to 19–22
and AGS client survey 210
and bankruptcy 2, 21
delays in projects and legislative reforms caused by 26, 28, 30–1, 38, 41, 44–5, 47, 49, 55, 75–6, 83–4, 99, 209–10
FEG response to 91
and fraud risk 22, 61
government’s response to 104
impact of 2, 134
impact on operations of the construction industry 88
impact on staff 105
impact on timing of Audit and Risk Management Committee meetings 97
implications for work, health and safety 111, 112
Incident Management Team to manage department’s response to 96
and industrial relations 21–2
and JobKeeper scheme 22
justice sector support 21, 42
legal and policy advice 2, 20, 28
legal services funding 2
National COVID-19 safe workplace principles 2, 21, 29
privacy protections and safeguards for the COVIDSafe app 2, 20–1
and the risk environment managed by the department 99
and staff redeployment 4, 105, 109

COVIDSafe app, privacy protections and safeguards 2, 20–1

Crimes Act 1914 34, 64

crimes against humanity 101, 228

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019 35, 65, 103, 104

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2020 3, 34, 65

Crimes Regulations 2019 34, 64

Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Act 2019 34, 64

Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 103–4

criminal law, reforms 34–5, 64–5

crystalline silica, exposure to 28

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Network 111

culturally and linguistically diverse staff 111

D

Daniel Taylor v Attorney-General of the Commonwealth [2019] HCA 30 101

Daniels, Helen Elizabeth (Chief Operating Officer, AGD) 154, 225

de facto couples, superannuation splitting, WA 38, 40

Deferred Prosecution Agreement scheme 103, 104

Denley, Kathleen 98

Denney, David 88

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 22, 61

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 7, 109, 118

Department of Finance 20, 114

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 22

Department of Health 2, 4

Department of Home Affairs 34, 35, 65

Department of Industry, Science Energy and Resources 22

Department of Social Services 101

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 101

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 101

departmental financial performance 118

Deputy Secretaries 96, 225

Digital Continuity 2020 Policy, implementation 101

Digital Transformation Agency 2

disability
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People With Disability 23, 27, 42
staff with 109, 110–11

Disability and Mental Health Action Plan 111

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 75

discretionary bonus 106

Dispute Resolution practice group 9

diverse workforce 109–11

Diversity Committee 109

Diversity Council 109

Diversity Strategy 110

Duman v Commonwealth 24

Durbin, Alison 98

E

ecologically sustainable development 116

elder abuse 45–6
advertising campaign 114

Elder Abuse Action Australia 45

electronic data access for criminal law enforcement and national security services 34–5, 65

Employee Assistance Program 112

Employee Entitlement Safeguards and Policy Division 10

employees see staff

employment arrangements 105, 222

Employment Conditions Division 10

employment programs 109

Enabling Services Group 4, 8, 10

energy-efficiency practices 116

enterprise agreements 92–3, 105, 222

enterprise bargaining 92–3

Entity Resource Statement 196–202

environmental performance 116

ethical standards 100

Executive Board 99

exempt contracts 114

expenses
by Program 198–9, 201
for Outcome 1 198–200
for Outcome 2 201–2

Expensive Commonwealth Criminal Cases Fund 42

Experts’ Group on Parentage/Surrogacy of the Hague Conference on Private International Law Council on General Affairs 39

external audit 101

external scrutiny 101–4

extradition and mutual assistance 43, 82–3, 229–36
breaches of undertakings 236
consular assistance and extradited Australian nationals 232
extradition matters
comparative statistics, 2009–19 to 2019–20 234–5
dealt with in 2019–20 or continuing 229–32
mutual assistance matters
comparative statistics, 2009–10 to 2019–20 235–6
dealt with in 2019–20 or continuing 233

F

Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act 2012 25, 118

Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme 49, 61, 87, 102, 105
correctness of claim payments 89–90
expansion to temporary visa holders and two new regional skills visas 30
funding of legal claims brought by the Queensland Nickel special purpose liquidators 3
Recovery Program 10, 90
responding to 2019–2020 summer bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic 91
satisfaction with 87–8
timely processing of applications and claims 93–4

Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) 10, 28, 29, 30, 102, 103

Fair Work Commission 4, 12, 105

Annual Wage Review 10

Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019 103

Fair Work Ombudsman 12, 25

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 103

Families and Legal System Division 9

Family Advocacy and Support Services 40

Family Court of Australia 5, 12, 71

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Accreditation scheme 39

family law
de facto couples superannuation splitting and bankruptcy, WA 38, 104
dispute resolution services 39
information sharing to protect family safety 40
international 83
Northern Territory 39
professional competency in family safety 41
reforms 5, 37–8
risk screening, triage and specialist family violence list pilot 40
services funding and accreditation 39, 40
Women’s Economic Security Package 38

Family Law Amendment (Prescribed Court) Regulations 2020 39

Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Bill 2019 38, 104

Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008 39

Family Law for the Future: An Inquiry into the Family Law System 40

Family relationships (Program 1.5) 7, 18, 134

expenses 199

Family Relationships Services Program 39

Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services 41

Family Violence Working Group of the Council of Attorneys-General 40

Federal Circuit Court of Australia 4, 5, 12, 71

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 37, 71

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 37, 72

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 37, 71

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 37, 72

Federal Court of Australia 12
corporate crime jurisdiction 41

federal courts, reforms 37, 71–2

Federal Safety Commissioner 88

Fiji, legal training programs 44, 73

financial performance 2019–20 118

financial statements 2019–20 122–33
notes to 138–93
overview 134–7

firefighters, prescribed diseases 29

first responders, workers’ compensation 29

flexibility arrangements, staff 105

flight MH17 downing 4, 23

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme 9, 33
publication of registrations on the register 80–1

Foundational Government Lawyer Training program 26, 59

Fraud Investigation Framework 99

fraud prevention and control iii, 2, 99

freedom of information 116

Freedom of Information Act 1982 114, 116

Freedom of Religion Commissioner 76

G

gender equality 110

Gender Equality Action Plan 110

gender of staff 106–7

General Counsel Working Group 25

genocide 228

Glencore International AG v Commissioner of Taxation 26

glossary of abbreviations and acronyms 237

governance 96–100

governance framework 96

Government Lawyer Training Program 25, 26, 44, 73

Graduate Development Program 109

graduates 109

grants 115, 118

Griffiths v. State of Northern Territory (Timber Creek) 5

H

Hague Abduction Convention 83

Hague Child Protection Convention 83

Harmony Day 111

health, safety and wellbeing initiatives 112

Hehir, Martin (Deputy Secretary) 8, 154, 225

High Court of Australia 12, 28
constitutional litigation 24
judicial decisions 101
litigation 25, 26, 102, 103
native title compensation 5

Hocking v Director-General of the National Archives 24

House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, Advisory report on the Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 236

human resources see staff

Human Resources Branch 96

human rights, promoting 74–5, 84

I

Incident Management Team 96

incident reporting (WHS Act) 112

independent auditor’s report 120–1

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor 4, 10, 13

government response to 36

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program 109

Indigenous Employee Network 110

Indigenous Legal Assistance Program 2015–20 (ILAP) 41, 69, 70

Indigenous Legal and Native Title Assistance (Program 1.6) 7, 18, 134
expenses 199

Indigenous Procurement Policy 113

Indigenous staff 110, 222
secondment to Waminda (the South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation) 108

Indo-Pacific Justice Program 44

industrial action, minimisation of 91–2

industrial relations
and COVID-19 pandemic 21–2
domestic litigation and dispute resolution 25–6
functions, transfer of 7, 49, 118
reform program 4
strengthen frameworks through evidence-based reform 28

Industrial Relations (Program 2.1) 7, 18, 134, 201

Industrial Relations Group 8, 10

Industrial Relations Legal Division 10

Industrial Relations Secretariat Division 10

Industry Reference Group 88

influenza vaccinations 112

Information Publication Scheme 116

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 13

institutional child sexual abuse see child sexual abuse

Institutional Partnerships Program 44

Integrity (Strategic Priority) 18, 19, 31
activities 31–4
effectiveness measures 50–1
effectiveness survey results 52, 53, 206, 207, 208
efficiency measures 50–1, 77
results 60–3, 80–1

Integrity and International Group 8, 9

Integrity and Security Division 9

intelligence legislation, comprehensive review 36

internal audit 99

international casework 43, 82–3

international child abduction 43, 82

International Civil Aviation Organization Legal Committee 23

international crime
bilateral treaties 34
cooperation 26, 34–5, 43, 64–5, 82–3

International Criminal Court 26, 228
impact on Australia’s legal system 167
operation 228
Rome Statute 228

International Criminal Court Act 2002
operation 228
section 189 167

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia 111

International Division 9

International Labour Organization 10

International Law Colloquium 55–6

International Law Commission 23

international legal and policy issues 56–7

international litigation and arbitration 3, 26

international partnerships and collaboration to develop strong law and justice sectors 44
cross-border electronic data rules 34–5, 65
Institutional Partnerships Program 44
Pacific law and justice program 24, 44, 72–3
training of government lawyers in Pacific countries 25, 44, 73

international transfer of prisoners 34, 43, 65, 83, 229

International Transfer of Prisoners (United Arab Emirates) Regulations 2019 34

Investment Review Board 96

J

JobKeeper Program Risk and Integrity Inter-Departmental Committee 32

JobKeeper scheme 22

JobMaker Plan 22
working groups 22

Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System 38

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
Report 91 236
Report 177 232

judicial decisions 101–3

Justice (Strategic Priority) 18, 19, 37
activities 37–45
effectiveness measures 50–1
effectiveness survey results 52, 53, 206, 207, 209, 210
efficiency measures 50–1, 77
results 66–74

justice sector support
COVID-19 pandemic 21, 42
summer bushfires 21, 42

Justice Services (Program 1.4) 7, 18, 134
expenses 198

K

Kerr, Governor-General and the Queen, correspondence 24

key management personnel
remuneration 154, 225
see also Senior Executive Service

Khazaal v Attorney-General [2020] FCA 448 102

Kingston, Michael (Australian Government Solicitor) 8, 154, 225

Kiribati, legal training programs 44, 73

L

Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales 42

leadership programs 108

learning and development, staff 107–8

Legal (Strategic Priority) 18, 19, 23
activities 23–7
effectiveness measures 50–1
effectiveness survey results 52, 53, 206, 207, 208
efficiency measures 50–1, 77
results 54–9, 79–80

Legal Aid Commission 69, 70

legal assistance funding 2, 42–3, 68–70
achievement of effectiveness, efficiency and innovation 69–70
administration 42, 69, 70
with states and territories 3, 41, 68–9, 70

Legal Assistance Services Inter-Governmental Committee 42

legal professional privilege 26

legal services and advice 23–7
commercial and contractual matters 24
constitutional, public law and international law advice 23
constitutional litigation 24
COVID-19 pandemic 20
domestic litigation and dispute resolution 25–6
implementation of new arrangements for 26–7
international crime cooperation 26, 34–5, 43, 64–5, 82–3
international litigation and arbitration 26
managing Commonwealth legal risk 25–6
pro bono work 24–5
summer bushfires 20
to government entities 25
see also Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) (Program 1.3)

Legal Services and Families Group 8, 9

Legal Services Directions 2017 9, 25

Legal Services Policy Division 9

legal training
forums and workshops (AGS) 24
Pacific island countries 25, 44, 72–3

Legislative Instruments Act 2003 34

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ) staff 111

letter of transmittal iii

list of figures 239

list of requirements 240–7

list of tables 238–9

litigation
constitutional 24
funding 5
international 3, 26

Lobbying Code of Conduct 9, 31–2

Love v Commonwealth; Thoms v Commonwealth 24

Lunar New Year 111

Lutze, Stephen 123

M

machinery-of-government changes 49, 118
see also transfer of responsibilities to/from Attorney-General’s Department

management and accountability 95–116

Management of the Australian Government Register of Lobbyists 32

Management of the Australian Government’s Lobbying Code of Conduct – Follow-up Audit 32

management committees 96–8

Marney, Tim 22

Mental Health Wellbeing Program 112

Migrant Workers Interagency Group 28

Migrant Workers’ Taskforce, recommendations 10, 28–9, 30

Mineral Council of Australia 43

Minister for Finance 101

Minister for Indigenous Australians 55

Minister for Industrial Relations 10, 21, 28, 29, 134

Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations 102

ministerial responsibilities 11–12

Minogue, Matthew 98

model work health and safety laws review 29

Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors [2019] FCAFC 138 28, 102–3

Moraitis, Chris (Secretary) iii, 2–5, 8, 11, 105, 123, 154, 225

Moss AM, Mr Philip, review of Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 31

multicultural access and equity 111

mutual assistance see extradition and mutual assistance

N

NAIDOC Week 110

National Archives of Australia 13

National Bushfires Recovery Agency 20

National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention 5, 25

National COVID-19 Coordination Commission 29

National COVID-19 safe workplace principles 2, 21, 29

National Data Standards Manual 42

National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book (online educational resource) 41

National Farmers’ Federation 43

National Health and Safety Committee 111

National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation, First Home Loan Deposit Scheme 24

National Indigenous Australians Agency 27
constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians and Voice to Parliament 5, 49, 54–5
government’s response to native title compensation 43

National Intelligence Community, review of legal framework 5

National Labour Hire Registration Scheme 29

National Legal Assistance Partnership 2020–25 3, 41, 68, 69, 70

National Memorial for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts, progress development of 46

National Native Title Council 43

National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015–2020, administration 42, 69

National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians, implementation 45–6

National Reconciliation Week 110

National Redress Scheme 43

National Security and Criminal Justice (Program 1.2) 7, 18, 134, 198

National Security Information Act 2004 26

National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (Cth) 36, 66

National Sorry Day 110

National Strategic Framework for Information Sharing between the Family Law and Family Violence and Child Protection Systems 40

National Strategic Framework for Legal Assistance 41, 68, 69, 70

National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Awareness and Management 2019–23, jurisdictional implementation 29

native title, compensation 5, 43

Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 210

net production bonus 105

New Skilled Regional Visas (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 30

Non-Government Organisation Forum 75

non-salary benefits 223

notifiable incidents (WHS Act) 112

O

occupational health and safety see work health and safety

OECD Anti-Bribery Convention 35

OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (WGB), Australia’s Phase 4 follow-up report 35, 65

offences for surrenders 230, 232

Office of General Counsel 9

Office of Parliamentary Counsel 13

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 2, 13, 26

Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions 13, 103

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman 4, 13, 31, 101

Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner 10, 49, 84, 87, 88, 93

Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 10

Operating Expenses – Civil Justice and Legal Services (Program 1.1) 7, 18, 134
expenses 198

Operating Expenses – Industrial Relations (Program 2.1) 7, 18, 134
expenses 201

Operating Expenses – National Security and Criminal Justice (Program 1.2) 7, 18, 134
expenses 198

operating result 118, 134

operational groups (departmental) 7

Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 75

ordinary hours of work 26

organisational structure 7–8

Outcome 1 7, 8, 18, 134
expenses 198–200

Outcome 2 7, 8, 18, 134
expenses 201–3

outlook for the year ahead 4–5

P

Pacific island countries
Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility 24
law and justice program 5, 24, 44, 72–3
legal training programs 25, 44, 73

Pacific Islands’ Law Officers Network (PILON) 5, 44

paid personal or carer’s leave (PPCL) 102–3

Papua New Guinea
extradition law reform and national drugs strategy 44
law and justice sector, partnerships 44
legal training of government lawyers 25, 44, 73

Papua New Guinea Department of Justice and Attorney General 44

Papua New Guinea Office of the Public Prosecutor 44

Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017 25

parliamentary committees, reports by 103–4

parole decisions 26, 83

partnerships see international partnerships and collaboration to develop strong law and justice sectors

Pascoe, the Hon. John 39

The People Behind 000: mental health of our first responders, government response to 29

percentage-of-salary bonus 106

performance framework 17–18

performance management 108

performance measurement 203–11
see also World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

performance pay 105–6

personal information
protection of 45
sharing in an emergency response scenario 2

Personal Property Securities Act 2009 102
response to review of 43

Policy Champions Program 73

Porter, the Hon Christian MP (Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations) iii, 11–12, 134

Portfolio Budget Statements 2010–20 7, 17, 18

post-Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry cases for ASIC 26

PRIDE in AGD Network 111

Pride in Diversity 111

prisoner transfers, international 34, 43, 65, 83, 229

Privacy Act 1988
and privacy-by-design protections and safeguards for the COVIDSafe app 2, 20–1
review 5
sharing of personal information in an emergency response scenario 3

pro bono work (AGS) 24–5

probation, new employees 108

procurement 113

programs 7, 8, 18, 134
expenses by program 198–9, 201

Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) 33, 63

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 iii, 16, 17, 47, 63, 99, 114, 123, 134

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 106

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 31, 62

Public Service Act 1999
collective and individual determinations 222, 224
performance pay 105

purchasing 113

Purpose 1 6, 19, 49
achievements summary 49, 50–1
effectiveness measures 50–84
efficiency measures 50–1, 77–84

Purpose 2 6, 19, 85
achievements summary 49, 85
effectiveness measures 85–94
efficiency measures 85, 93–4

Q

Queensland Nickel special purpose liquidators, funding of legal claims 3

R

RCR Tomlinson Ltd (administrators appointed) and Ors [2020] NSWSC 735 102

Re Branded Media Holdings Pty Limited (in liquidation); re Brand New Media Pty Limited (subject to a Deed of Company Arrangement) [2020] NSWSC 557 102

Reciprocal Secondment Program 26, 59

Reconciliation Action Plan 110

recruitment and mobility 108

recycling 116

Registered Organisations Commission 12

regulatory cases 26

Religious Discrimination Bill 5, 76, 210

Religious Freedom Review, government response to 3, 5, 23, 45, 76, 210

remuneration
disclosure of executive remuneration policies and practices 224
highly paid staff 226
key management personnel 154, 225
Senior Executive Service 223, 224, 226
staff 223

Remuneration Tribunal (Departmental Secretaries – Classification Structure and Terms and Conditions) Determination 2020 224

Report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into a Better Family Law System to Support and Protect Those Affected by Family Violence 40

Report to the Prime Minister on the Prosecution and Sentencing of Children for Terrorism 36

Rights (Strategic Priority) 18, 19, 45
activities 45–6
effectiveness measures 50–1
effectiveness survey results 52, 53, 207, 209, 210
efficiency measures 50–1, 77
results 66–7, 74–5, 84

Rights of Older Australians Campaign 114

risk management 99

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety 5, 11, 13, 23, 27, 79, 80

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse 3
second progress report on implementation of recommendations 3, 57–8

Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements 3, 5, 11, 13, 20, 27, 42

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People With Disability 5, 11, 13, 23, 27, 42

Royal Commissions (Program 1.9) 7, 11, 18, 134
expenses 118, 199
reports delivered on time in accordance with the terms of reference 79–80
supporting Commonwealth engagement with 5, 27, 57–8, 79–80

rule of law adherence see World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

S

Safe Work Australia 2, 12, 28, 29

Safety and Industry Policy Division 10

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) 29, 111

satisfaction with the department’s administration and service provided across functions 86–7

Seacare, legislative instruments 30

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensations Authority 12

Secretary iii, 96, 225
year in review 2–5

Security (Strategic Priority) 18, 19, 34
activities 34–6
effectiveness measures 50–1
effectiveness survey results 52, 53, 206, 207, 209
efficiency measures 50–1, 77
results 64–8

Security and Risk Management Committee 99

Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee 103

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee 37, 38, 71–2

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 104

Senate Select Committee on Temporary Migration 104

Senate Standing Committee on Economics 103

Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 103–4

Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills Committee 103

Senior Executive Service (SES)
disclosure of remuneration polices and practices 224
employment arrangements 222
performance pay 105–6
remuneration 223, 224, 226

Senior Management Committee 96

senior management committees 96–8

Services Australia 4, 105

Significant Legal Issues Committee 25

small business redundancy rules 30

small-to-medium enterprises 113

Smethurst v Commissioner of Police 24

social media, privacy reforms 45

Solicitor-General 13, 24, 25

Solomon Islands, legal training of government lawyers 25, 44, 73

Southeast Asia, law and justice program 24

staff 4, 105–12, 212–27
capability development 107
classifications 215–18
COVID-19 impact on 105
culturally and linguistically diverse 111
with disability 109, 110–11
diversity 109–11
employment arrangements 105, 222
employment programs 109
employment type by location 221–2
Enterprise Agreement 105, 222
ethical standards 100
flexibility arrangements 105
full-time and part-time status 219–20
gender 106–7
gender equality 110
graduates 109
Indigenous 108, 110, 222
learning and development 107–8
LGBTIQ 111
locations 212–14
networks 109, 110, 111
non-salary benefits 223
numbers 106, 202
performance management 108
performance pay 105–6
profile 106–11
recruitment and mobility 108
redeployment to other entities due to COVID-19 pandemic 4, 105, 109
remuneration 105, 223
secondments with other portfolio agencies 4
turnover 222
work health and safety 111–12
see also key management personnel; Senior Executive Service (SES)

stakeholder survey 2020 52–3, 203–10
effectiveness measures 50–1, 52–3
efficiency measures 50–1, 77–8
Integrity strategic priority 50–1, 52, 77, 206, 207, 208
Justice strategic priority 7, 50–1, 52, 206, 207, 209, 210
Legal strategic priority 50–1, 52, 77, 206, 207, 208
methodology 203
Rights strategic priority 50–1, 52, 77, 207, 209, 210
satisfaction with timeliness 77–8
Security strategic priority 50–1, 52, 77, 206, 207, 209
survey results and analysis 204–10

statement by the Accountable Authority and Chief Financial Officer 123

statement of changes in equity 126–7

statement of comprehensive income 124

statement of financial position 125

Storti, Maria 97

Strategic Operations Steering Committee 96

strategic priorities 18, 19
Integrity 18, 19, 31–4, 50–1, 52, 53, 77, 80–1, 206, 208
Justice 18, 19, 37–45, 50–1, 52, 53, 77, 82–3, 206, 207
Legal 18, 19, 23–7, 50–1, 52, 53, 54–9, 77, 79–80, 206, 207, 208
Rights 18, 19, 45–6, 50–1, 52, 53, 74–6, 77, 84, 207
Security 18, 19, 34–6, 50–1, 52, 53, 77, 206, 207
Workplaces 18, 19, 86–94

strategic workforce plan 107

Strategy and Governance Branch 96

Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 75

summer bushfires 2018–19
activities in response to 2–3, 19–22
FEG response to 91
justice sector support 21, 42
legal advice 20, 28

superannuation splitting, de facto couples, WA 38, 104

surrogacy regulation 39

Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport, arrangements 24

T

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020 34, 35, 65

temporary migration, impact on Australian economy 104

terrorism, countering 35–6, 65–6

terrorism-related citizenship 24, 36

Timor-Leste, Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility 24

tobacco
control legislation review 23
plain packaging measure 3, 26

Toole, Karen 97–8

torture and mistreatment, prevention of 75

TPG/Vodafone merger litigation for the ACCC 26

transfer of responsibilities to/from Attorney-General’s Department 7, 118, 134

transnational crime-related frameworks 34–5, 64–5

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 61–2

Treasury 22, 105
Business Liaison Unit 29

Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates concerning Transfer of Sentenced Persons 34, 65

Twinning Program 73

U

UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women 110

underperformance management 108

United Arab Emirates-Australia Treaty 34, 65

United Nations
Australia’s submissions before humans rights committees 74–5, 84
Australia’s third Universal Periodic Review on human rights 75

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law 23

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, appearances before 75

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 23

United Nations Group of Government Experts on Legal Autonomous Weapons Systems 23

United Nations Human Rights Council 23

V

Vardanega, Louise (Chief Operating Officer, AGS) 154, 225

veterans, suicide death 25

Voice to Parliament 54–5

W

wage underpayment and employee exploitation 103, 104

Waminda (the South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation), secondment to 108

war crimes 228

Wear it Purple Day 111

websites
Australian Government GrantConnect 115
departmental ii

Western Australian de facto couple superannuation splitting 38, 104

Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport 24

whole-of-government counter-fraud activities 60–1

Women’s Economic Security Package 38

work health and safety 111–12
coordinate responses to the model work health and safety laws review 29

Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme 88, 94

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) 111

Work Health and Safety (Silica Workplace Exposure Standards) Amendment Regulations 2020 28

worker’s compensation 29, 112

Workers’ Compensation Authorities 29

Workers’ Compensation Payments (Program 2.3) 7, 18, 134
expenses 201

Workforce Planning Committee 97

workforce statistics 212–27

workforce strategies 107–11

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 75

WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 28, 102

WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 102

workplace agreements 105–6, 222

workplace arrangements 105, 222

Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants 28

workplace relations, transfer of responsibility for 7, 49, 118

Workplace Safety Authorities 29

Workplace Support (Program 2.2) 7, 18, 134
expenses 201

Workplaces (Strategic Priority) 18, 19, 28
activities 28–30
effectiveness measures 85–93
efficiency measures 85, 93–4
results 86–94

workstation assessments 112

World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, Australia’s factor score 66–7
civil justice 67
criminal justice benchmark 67
fundamental rights 67

World Trade Organization 26

Y

year ahead 4–5

year in review 205

‘Your Story Disability Legal Support’ program 43