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Compliance index

Under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule), ACARA is required to provide an index of the mandatory annual report requirements from section 28E. Below is an index that provides the location of these mandatory requirements within this annual report.

PGPA Rule Reference

Description

Part of report

Page

17BE(a)

Details of the legislation establishing the body.

 1.3, 3.1

8, 29

17BE(b)(i)

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

3.1

29

17BE(b)(ii)

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

1.3, 2.0

8, 11

17BE(c)

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.

3.1

29

17BE(d)

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

3.6

50

17BE(e)

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

3.6

50

17BE(f)

Particulars of noncompliance 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.

3.6

n/a

17BE(g)

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

2.0

11

17BE(h), 17BE(i)

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

3.6

49

17BE(j)

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

1.3, 3.2

9, 36

17BE(k)

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

1.3

8

17BE(ka)

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.

3.5

44

17BE(l)

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

1.3

9

17BE(m)

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

3.1

29

17BE(n), 17BE(o)

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 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.

n/a

17BE(p)

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

n/a

17BE(q)

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

3.6

49

17BE(r)

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.

3.6

49

17BE(s)

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

n/a

17BE(t)

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)

3.6

50

17BE(taa)

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.

3.2, 4.0

40, 78

17BE(ta)

Information about executive remuneration

4.0

76