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Note 5: People and relationships

This section describes a range of employment and post-employment benefits provided to our people and our relationships with other key people.

Note 5.1: Employee provisions








Separations and redundancies



Total employee provisions



Accounting policy
Liabilities for ’short-term employee benefits’ and termination benefits expected within 12 months of the end of the reporting period are measured at their nominal amounts.

The liability for employee benefits includes provision for annual leave and long service leave.

The leave liabilities are calculated on the basis of employees’ remuneration at the estimated salary rates that will be applied at the time the leave is taken, plus the CGC’s employer superannuation contribution rates and applicable on-costs, to the extent that the leave is likely to be taken during service rather than paid out on termination.

The liability for long service leave has been determined by reference to paragraph 24(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015 using the shorthand method. The estimate of the present value of the liability takes into account attrition rates and pay increases through promotion and enterprise agreements.

The CGC’s staff are members of the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS), the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS), the PSS accumulation plan (PSSap), or other elected defined contribution schemes. The CSS and PSS are defined benefit schemes for the Australian Government. The PSSap is a defined contribution scheme.

The liability for defined benefits is recognised in the financial statements of the Australian Government and is settled by the Australian Government in due course. This liability is reported in the Department of Finance’s administered schedules and notes.

The CGC makes employer contributions to employees’ superannuation schemes at rates determined by an actuary to be sufficient to meet the current cost to the Government, and accounts for the contributions as if they were contributions to defined contribution plans. The liability for superannuation recognised as at 30 June represents outstanding contributions.

Note 5.2: Key management personnel remuneration

Key management personnel (KMP) are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the CGC, directly or indirectly. In 2018–19, the CGC determined that KMP are limited to the Secretary of the CGC. Previously, the CGC determined that KMP included all members of the Executive Committee. Remuneration of KMP is reported in the table below.





Short-term employee benefits



Post-employment benefits



Other long-term employee benefits



Termination benefits

Total KMP remuneration expenses1



Total number of KMP2



1 The above KMP remuneration excludes the remuneration and other benefits of the Treasurer. The Treasurer’s remuneration and other benefits are set by the Remuneration Tribunal and are not paid by the CGC.

2 Total number of KMP includes individuals who commenced and/or ceased being a KMP during the period.

Note 5.3: Related party disclosures

Related party relationships
The CGC is an Australian Government–controlled entity. Related parties to the CGC are:

  • key management personnel
  • the Executive Committee
  • the Chairperson of the CGC
  • the Treasurer
  • all other Australian Government entities.

Transactions with related parties
The following transactions with related parties occurred during the financial year:

  • The CGC transacts with other Australian Government–controlled entities consistent with normal day-today business operations provided under normal terms and conditions, including the payment of workers compensation, insurance premiums, data purchases, advertising and internet services. These are not considered individually significant to warrant separate disclosure as related party transactions.
  • Note 5.1 ‘Employee provisions’ contains details on superannuation arrangements with the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS), the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS), and the PSS accumulation plan (PSSap).

Giving consideration to relationships with related entities, and the materiality of transactions entered into during the reporting period by the CGC, it has been determined that there are no related party transactions to be separately disclosed other than KMP remuneration (Note 5.2).