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How our performance statements accord with our Portfolio Budget Statements

Subsection 16F(1) of the PGPA Rule requires performance to be measured and
assessed in accordance with the method set out in the corporate plan and PBS.

The body of these statements reflects the structure of our revised 2018–19 Corporate
Plan. Portfolio Budget Statements mapped to information in these statements has been prepared to cross-reference to the location where performance
is measured and assessed in accordance with the method set out in our 2018–19 PBS,
on pages 25 and 29 to 30.

It is worthwhile noting that the 2018–19 PBS measures have been superseded and we do
not intend to report against them in future years.

Portfolio Budget Statements mapped to information in these statements

2018–19 PBS criteria and targets

Location (or response)

Program 1.1: Digital technologies and communications services

Criteria

Facilitate consumer access to affordable, competitive and reliable communications services

Targets

Delivery of Mobile Black Spot Program

Refer to Connectivity: access to effective communications services (page 25) which includes Mobile coverage and the Mobile Black Spot Program (pages 28)

USO reform in response to Productivity Commission report

Refer to Connectivity: access to effective communications services (page 25) which includes Developing the new Universal Service Guarantee (USG) (page 27)

Minister’s shareholder oversight of NBN Co’s delivery of the NBN

Refer to Connectivity: access to effective communications services (page 25) which includes National Broadband Network (NBN) and NBN Co (page 29),

Consumer experiences using public data and research

Refer to Connectivity: access to effective communications services (page 25) which includes National Broadband Network (NBN) and NBN Co (page 29),

Stakeholder engagement to support improving consumer experience, including migration to the NBN

Refer to Connectivity: access to effective communications services (page 25) which includes National Broadband Network (NBN) and NBN Co (page 29)

Criteria

Enable the effective operation of consumer protections and safeguards, so that Australians can interact safely in a trusted digital environment

Targets

Progress of review of framework for consumer safeguards

Refer to Connectivity: inclusiveness of communications services (page 34) and Telecommunications Consumer Safeguards Review, (page 31)

Engagement across government and industry to support effective consumer protections and safeguards

Refer to Connectivity: inclusiveness of communications services (page 34) which includes:

  • Access for people with disability, (page 36)
  • The digital safety regulatory framework (page 37)

Also refer to the section of the statements on Classification (page 72)

Information published on consumer protections

Refer to Connectivity: inclusiveness of communications services (page 34) which includes:

  • Access for people with disability (page 36)
  • The digital safety regulatory framework (page 37)

Also refer to the section of the statements on Classification (page 72)

Criteria

Work with the sectors so that policy and regulatory frameworks support domestic and international competitiveness and the national interest

Targets

Progress of reforms, including media

Refer to Progress of media reforms (page 75)

Progress of reforms, including spectrum

  • Preparing for 5G (page 47)
  • International engagement on post and spectrum outcomes (page 43)

Progress of reforms, including copyright

Refer to Copyright (page 73)

Criteria

Engage with portfolio agencies and sectoral institutions to support their governance, sustainability and achievement of government objectives

Target

Oversight of portfolio agencies’ annual corporate plan compliance, financials and achievements

Refer to Oversight of communications portfolio entities (page 49)

Program 2.1: Arts and cultural development

Criteria

Facilitate access to Australian arts, cultural experiences and related skills development opportunities

Targets

Information on consumer engagement with national cultural institutions and artistic and cultural activities

Refer to Engagement with the national cultural institutions (page 56)

Information on access to the objects in the national collections (on display, on tour and online)

Refer to Engagement with the national cultural institutions (page 56)

Criteria

Engage with portfolio agencies and sectoral institutions to support their governance, sustainability and achievement of government objectives

Targets

Oversight of portfolio agencies’ annual corporate plan compliance, financials and achievements

Refer to Oversight of arts and cultural portfolio entities (page 78)

Information on Commonwealth, state and territory, and philanthropic funding to the arts

  • Program expenses, for information on Australian Government funding to the arts (page 78)
  • In terms of state and territory government funding to the arts, this was estimated at $2.391 billion in 2017–18. This figure is sourced from the Cultural Funding by Government 2017–18 survey which was released in July 2019.
  • Philanthropic funding to the creative and cultural sectors (page 64)

Elite training institutions’ development of the next generation of arts performers and participants

Refer to Support to national elite performing arts training organisations (page 67)

Criteria

Assist the arts in building sustainability and resilience and identifying opportunities for innovation

Targets

Analysis of contribution of arts and cultural education to employment outcomes

  • The economic value of creative and cultural activity (page 62)
  • Support to national elite performing arts training organisations (page 67)
  • In terms of analysis of the contribution of creative skills to employment outcomes, the latest Australian census data (2016) shows that over 1 million people employed in Australia held a creative qualification as their highest level of qualification. Around 845,000 people were employed in creative or cultural industries and/ or occupations in 2016
  • Our 2017–18 Annual Report stated that Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed that over 1 million people were employed in Australia’s creative sector in 2014–15. This figure is incorrect and should have been excluded

Analysis of contribution of arts and culture to the economy

  • The economic value of creative and cultural activity (page 62)
  • Support to national elite performing arts training organisations (page 67)

Criteria

Work with the sectors to create and promote content that reflects Australia’s identity, character and cultural diversity

Targets

Information provided through the Australia Council, ABC, SBS and departmental grant programs

  • Creativity and culture: protecting and promoting Australian content (page 72)
  • Creativity and culture: program resourcing (input), activity and efficiency (page 77)

Progress of the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review

In terms of the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review, this was completed in December 2017 (during the previous reporting period)