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A

abbreviations, 324–325

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Program 2.2)

  • expenses and resources, 67
  • performance, 6, 44–48
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 41

​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

  • cancer, 46
  • child mortality, 44, 45, 46
  • childhood immunisation, 45, 116, 118
  • chronic diseases, 45–46, 48
  • Cultural Appreciation Program, 12
  • health care, 6, 7–8, 30, 44–48
  • Health Data Portal, 44
  • health outcomes, 45
  • influenza vaccination, 11
  • smoking rates reduction, 45, 46, 47
  • staff of Department, 12, 162, 276
  • vision and hearing loss prevention, 6, 45

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, 44, 63

Access and Information (Program 6.1)

  • expenses and resources, 134
  • performance, 124–126
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 123

Accessibility Action Plan, 158, 159

accountability responsibilities, financial, 165

Accountable Authority, 165

Accountable Authority Instructions, 145, 165

achievements see performance

ACSS Consortium, 106, 107

Active Australia Innovation Challenge, 54, 55

acute lymphoblastic leukaemia treatment, 5

address and contact details, iv

Administered Program Board, 165

administrative tribunal decisions, 179

advertising and market research expenditure, 168–171

advertising campaigns (health promotion), 168

advisory bodies see Health Peak and Advisory Bodies (Program 1.4)

Aedes albopictus (mosquito), 115

Aged Care Act 1997, 131

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, 131, 154

Aged Care Pricing Commissioner, 150

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, 4, 131, 154

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, 150

Aged Care Quality (Program 6.3)

  • expenses and resources, 134
  • performance, 131–133
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 123

Aged Care Services (Program 6.2)

  • expenses and resources, 134
  • performance, 4, 13, 127–130
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 123

Ageing and Aged Care (Outcome 6)

  • expenses and resources, 134–135
  • highlights, 122–123
  • objective, 122
  • program performance, 124–133
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 123

aids and appliances see Targeted Assistance – Aids and Appliances (Program 4.8)

Akee, Patricia, 157

alcohol misuse, 61

  • reductions in, 45
  • treatment services, 51, 61, 63

Animal Ethics Code, 111

animal testing, 104, 111

annual performance statements see performance antimicrobial resistance, 112

appropriations see entity resource statement; financial statements apps, 43, 54, 55

Asia‑Pacific Economic Cooperation, Health Working Group, 37

asset management, 165

Audit and Risk Committee, 140, 141, 145, 165

  • membership, 143

Auditor‑General see Australian National Audit Office audits

  • ANAO audits specific to Department, 178–179
  • by Comcare, 163
  • of financial statements, 186–189, 308–309
  • internal, 145

AusTender, 167

Australia‑Canada Mutual Recognition Agreement, 108

Australian 24‑Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Young People, 55

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, 131

Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, 104, 111

Australian Code of Good Manufacturing Practice, 107

Australian Digital Health Agency, 34 see also My Health Record

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited, 64

Australian General Practice Training program, 49–50

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council, 30, 44, 45, 52

Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, 11, 45, 112

Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS), 104, 111, 303–304

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 44, 45, 56, 57, 58

Australian International Military Games Limited, 74

Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances, 292, 294–295, 299–302

Australian Maritime Safety Authority, 179

Australian Medical Research Advisory Board, 33

Australian National Audit Office

  • access clauses in contracts, 167
  • audit reports (Department’s activities), 178–179
  • audit reports (financial statements), 186–189, 308–309

Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and beyond, 6, 30, 52

Australian National Preventive Health Agency financial statements, 307–315

Australian Pathology Accreditation Framework, 82

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, 91

Australian Public Service

  • Code of Conduct breaches, 161
  • Employee Census, 12, 152–153
  • ICARE principles, 160
  • mobility within, 162
  • values, 158, 160

Australian Public Service Commission

  • career development initiatives, 161, 162
  • State of the Service Employee Census, 12, 152–153
  • training programs, 156

Australian Workplace Equality Index, 12, 159

Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy, 34

Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, 54, 55

awards, Good Design Awards, 125

B

Baker, Nick, 143

Be You initiative, 43

Beauchamp, Glenys, 146 see also Secretary

Better Ageing grants program, 54, 55, 72

Biosecurity Act 2015, 113

blood and blood products, 33

blood borne viruses, 10–11, 112–113

bowel cancer screening, 51, 56

Bowen Hospital, 35

Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program, 81

breastfeeding, 6, 30, 52

BreastScreen Australia, 56–57

bulk billing, 4

C

Canada, collaboration with, 106–108

cancer

  • mortality rates, 46
  • screening programs, 10, 51, 56–59
  • treatment and research, 6, 10

cannabis, medicinal, 108

career development, 162

Carer Recognition Act 2010, 159

carers, support for, 159

cervical cancer control, 10, 37, 51, 58

chemicals see Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS); National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

Chief Finance Officer, 165

Chief Medical Officer, 146

  • report, 10–11

Chief Operating Officer, 147

  • report, 12–15

Child Dental Benefits Schedule, 94

children

  • dental services, 94
  • immunisation rates, 45, 102, 116, 118
  • mortality rates, 44, 45, 46

chronic diseases, 45–46, 48 see also diabetes; Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support (Program 2.4)

Closing the Gap 2018 agenda, 44, 45, 46

Colbeck, Hon Richard, 17

Comcare

  • audits, 163
  • Early Intervention Pilot Program, 163
  • notifiable incidents, 164

Comcover Risk Management Benchmarking Survey, 144

commitment (Department), 22

committees, senior governance, 13, 140–143

Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme, 129

Commonwealth Home Support Programme, 127–128

Commonwealth Ombudsman, 180

communicable diseases see blood borne viruses; Health Protection and Emergency Response (Program 5.2); Immunisation (Program 5.3); sexually transmissible infections

Community Health and Hospitals Program, 13

Community Sport Infrastructure grant program, 6, 72

complaints to Commonwealth Ombudsman, 180

compliance (health providers), 95, 131

compliance reporting (Department), 145

Conlon, Kathleen, 143

consultants, 167

consumer information see My Aged Care; My Health Record

Contact Centre, 14

contact details

  • Department, iv
  • NICNAS, 306

contracts, 167

controlled substances, 108

corporate governance, 140–151

  • Executive, 146–149
  • planning, 144
  • risk management, 144–145
  • senior governance committees, 13, 140–143
  • structure chart, 150–151

Corporate Plan, 144

cosmetic products, 292, 298

cosmetic testing on animals, 104, 111

cost recovery principles, ANAO audit, 179

Coulton, Hon Mark, 17

Council of Australian Governments, 5, 66

  • Closing the Gap 2018 agenda, 44, 45, 46
  • Health Council, 30, 112

courts, 179 see also judicial decisions Cricket World Cup (T20), 72, 73

Cultural Appreciation Program, 12

culture (workplace) see workplace culture

D

definitions (terminology), 326–330

Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund, 132

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services, 133

dementia care, 131–133

Dementia Training Program, 133

Dental Services (Program 4.6)

  • expenses and resources, 99
  • performance, 94
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 79

Department of Agriculture, 114, 115, 179

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 72, 107

Department of Health

  • Executive, 146–149
  • ministers, 16–17
  • National Incident Room, 113, 114
  • overview, 22
  • report by CMO, 10–11
  • report by COO, 12–15
  • review by Secretary, 4–8 structure chart, 150–151
  • see also outcomes and programs Department of Health Enterprise Agreement 2019–2022, 12, 155

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Business Grants Hub, 14, 168

Department of Social Services, Community Grants Hub, 14, 168

Deputy Secretaries, 147, 148–149

diabetes, 7, 45, 48, 51, 52, 54, 55, 96–97

Diabetes Australia, 96

diagnostic imaging, 82

digital health see Australian Digital Health Agency; My Health Record

digital transformation, 305

Director, National Industrial Chemicals Notification Assessment Scheme, report, 291–306

disability services, 129, 131 see also National Disability Insurance Scheme

disability support for staff, 159

disaster assistance to Australians overseas, 81

Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme, 80, 81

disease control and prevention see Immunisation (Program 5.3); Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support (Program 2.4)

diversity in the workplace, 12, 154, 158–159

E

eating disorders, treatment and management, 4, 5

ecologically sustainable development principles and environmental management, 13, 172–175

Edwards, Caroline, 147

electronic health record system see My Health Record emergencies (disasters) overseas, 81

emergency preparedness see Health Protection and Emergency Response (Program 5.2)

Employee Assistance Program, 164

employment arrangements, 155 see also staff

energy consumption, 173

Energy Efficiency in Government Operations Policy, 172

enterprise agreement, 12, 155

entity resource statement, 136–137

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 compliance, 172–175

environmental performance, 13, 172–175

Epidermolysis Bullosa, 96, 97

ethical standards

  • animal testing, 104, 111
  • Department, 158, 160
  • health payments system integrity, 95

European Chemicals Agency, 305

Executive, 146–149

Executive Board, 140, 141, 144, 165

Executive Level 2 officers

  • leadership development, 157, 161, 162
  • perceived leadership qualities, 12, 152–153

exempt contracts, 167

exotic mosquitoes, 112, 115

expenses and resources, 7, 13

  • entity resource statement, 136–137
  • Outcome 1: Health System Policy, Design and Innovation, 38–39
  • Outcome 2: Health Access and Support Services, 67–68
  • Outcome 3: Sport and Recreation, 76
  • Outcome 4: Individual Health Benefits, 98–100 Outcome 5: Regulation, Safety and Protection,
  • 119–120
  • Outcome 6: Ageing and Aged Care, 134–135
  • see also financial statements

external scrutiny, 176–181

F

Fair Work Act 2009, 155

fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, 61

FIFA Women’s World Cup, 73

finance law compliance, 145, 165

financial assistance for treatment overseas, 81

financial management

  • Department of Health, 14–15, 165
  • NICNAS, 306

financial statements

  • Australian National Preventive Health Agency, 307–315
  • Department of Health, 185–265
  • entity resource statement, 136–137
  • process, 184
  • see also expenses and resources

Financial Statements Sub‑Committee, 143

flexible care programs, 127, 130

food products, Health Star Rating System, 51, 53, 54

Football Federation Australia, 73

fraud minimisation and control, 145

Freedom of Information Act 1982

  • exempt matters, 167
  • requests under, 7, 178

Frontier Health and Medical Research Initiative, 32 Fussell, Cathy, 157

G

G20 Health Working Group, 37

Gender Equality and Flexibility Blueprint 2017–20, 158

gender in the workplace, 12, 154, 158, 270–275, 277

Gene Technology Act 2000, 172

Gene Technology Regulatory Scheme, 104, 110 see also Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

general practitioners, 49–50, 64–65

genetically modified organisms, 110

Genomics Health Futures Mission, 5

glossary, 326–330

Good Design Awards, 125

governance see corporate governance

grants, 5, 6, 14, 54,

H

haemopoietic progenitor cell transplants, 31, 33

Hallinan, David, 149

Hays Australia & New Zealand Diversity & Inclusion Report 2018‑19, 12

hazard and incident reports, 164 Head to Health, 42, 43

Health Access and Support Services (Outcome 2)

  • expenses and resources, 67–68
  • highlights, 40–41
  • objectives, 40
  • program performance, 42–66
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 41

health and safety (staff), 162–164

Health and Wellbeing Program (staff), 164

Health Benefit Compliance (Program 4.7)

  • expenses and resources, 100
  • performance, 95
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 79

Health Canada, 108

health care access see Health Access and Support Services (Outcome 2)

Health Care Homes, 63, 64

Health Data Portal for Indigenous health reporting, 44

health emergencies see Health Protection and Emergency Response (Program 5.2)

health industry growth plan, 5

health information see Access and Information (Program 6.1); advertising campaigns (health promotion); My Aged Care; My Health Record

Health Infrastructure (Program 1.3)

  • expenses and resources, 38
  • performance, 35
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 29

Health Innovation and Technology (Program 1.2)

  • expenses and resources, 38
  • performance, 34
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 29

Health Innovation Fund projects, 66

health payments system integrity, 95

Health Peak and Advisory Bodies (Program 1.4)

  • expenses and resources, 39
  • performance, 36
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 29

Health Policy Research and Analysis (Program 1.1)

  • expenses and resources, 38
  • performance, 30–33
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 29

Health Portfolio, 16–18

health promotion (advertising campaigns), 168

Health Protection and Emergency Response (Program 5.2)

  • expenses and resources, 119
  • performance, 112–115
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 103

health provider compliance, 95, 131

health records see My Health Record

health security, 11, 37, 112–115 see also Health Protection and Emergency Response (Program 5.2)

Health Star Rating System, 51, 53, 54

Health System Policy, Design and Innovation (Outcome 1)

  • expenses and resources, 38–39
  • highlights, 28–29
  • objectives, 28
  • program performance, 30–37

health technology see Health Innovation and Technology (Program 1.2); Targeted Assistance – Aids and Appliances (Program 4.8)

Health Workforce (Program 2.3)

  • expenses and resources, 67
  • performance, 10, 49–50
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 41

health workforce training, 10

  • dementia care, 133
  • GPs, 49–50
  • rural workforce, 49–50
  • specialists, 50

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010, 34

Healthcare Identifiers Service, 34

Healthdirect Australia website, 64

Healthy Heart Initiative, 51, 54

Hearing Services (Program 4.2)

  • expenses and resources, 98
  • performance, 83
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 79

hearing services vouchers, 83

herd immunity, 118

highlights, 4

history of the Department, 22

Home Care Packages program, 4, 126, 127, 128

Hospital Services (Program 2.7)

  • expenses and resources, 68
  • performance, 66
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 41

Howe, Katrina, 157

human papillomavirus, 10, 58, 59

human resources see people management; staff

Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973, exercise of powers, 180

Hunt, Hon Greg, 16

I

ICARE principles, 160

Immunisation (Program 5.3)

  • expenses and resources, 120
  • performance, 116–118
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 103

immunisation rates, 45, 102, 116, 118

Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan
2013–2023
, 44–45

incident and hazard reports, 164

indemnity see Medical Indemnity (Program 4.5)

Indigenous Apprenticeship Program, 161

Indigenous Australians see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Program 2.2; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Indigenous Procurement Policy, 167

Individual Agreements, 177

individual determinations under s24 of the Public Service Act 1999, 155

Individual Flexibility Arrangements, 155

Individual Health Benefits (Outcome 4)

  • expenses and resources, 98–100
  • highlights, 78–79
  • objectives, 78
  • program performance, 80–97
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 79

Indo‑Pacific Centre for Health Security, 11

Indo‑Pacific Regulatory Strengthening Program, 107

Industrial Chemicals Act 2019, 111, 303

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989, 109, 172

  • operation of (Director NICNAS’ report), 291–306
  • see also National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

industry growth plan, 5

infectious diseases see blood borne viruses; Health Protection and Emergency Response (Program 5.2); Immunisation (Program 5.3); sexually transmissible infections

influenza and influenza vaccines, 11, 116, 117

influenza vaccination (staff), 164

information campaigns (health promotion), 168

Information Commissioner, 179

Information Publication Scheme, 178

information sources see Access and Information

(Program 6.1); advertising campaigns (health promotion); My Aged Care; My Health Record

information technology, 305

infrastructure see Health Infrastructure (Program 1.3)

Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, 158

insurance, private see Private Health Insurance (Program 4.4)

insurance products for medical professionals see Medical Indemnity (Program 4.5)

integrity

  • animal testing, 104, 111
  • Departmental standards, 158, 160
  • health provider/benefits compliance, 95
  • in sport, 75

internal audits, 145

International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities, 107

international collaboration and engagement, 106–108 see also International Policy (Program 1.5); Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development; World Health Organization

International Cricket Council T20 World Cup 202, 72, 73

International Health Regulations, 11, 113

International Medical Devices Regulators’ Forum, 107

International Policy (Program 1.5)

  • expenses and resources, 39
  • performance, 37
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 29

International Uniform Chemical Information Database, 305

International Year of Indigenous Languages, 12

Internet address, iv

Inventory Multi‑Tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) framework, 299–301

Investment and Implementation Board, 13, 142, 165

Invictus Games, 72, 73, 74

J

Jawun Program, 158

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, 176

Joint External Evaluations, 11, 113–114

judicial decisions, 179

Jurisdictional Blood Committee, 30, 33

K

key management personnel remuneration, 278 see also Senior Executive Service officers

L

Lanny’s story, 59

leadership

  • development, 8, 157, 161, 162
  • perceptions of (staff survey), 8, 12, 152–153

Leadership and Management Framework, 157

Learning and Development Strategy 2016–2019, 12, 156

legal services expenditure, 181

Legionnaires’ disease, 113, 114

legislative framework, 22

letter of transmittal, 1

Life Checks website, 125

Life Saving Drugs Program, 84, 85

life‑saving treatment overseas, 81

Long Term National Health Plan, 7

looking ahead, 7

M

market research, 168–171

maternal vaccination, 103, 117

McCarthy, Margot, 147

McKenzie, Hon Bridget, 18

measles, 113, 114

media enquiries and media releases, 7

Medical Benefits (Program 4.1)

  • expenses and resources, 98
  • performance, 80–82
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 79

medical devices see Health Innovation and Technology (Program 1.2); prostheses; Targeted Assistance – Aids and Appliances (Program 4.8)

Medical Indemnity (Program 4.5)

  • expenses and resources, 99
  • performance, 93
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 79

Medical Insurance Group Australia, 92

Medical Research Future Fund, 5, 13, 28, 30, 31–32, 38

Medical Services Advisory Committee, 5

Medical Technology Association of Australia, 90

medical treatment overseas, 81

medical workforce see Health Workforce (Program 2.3)

Medicare, 4, 80–82

  • integrity of health provider claiming, 95
  • see also Medical Benefits (Program 4.1)

Medicare Benefits Schedule

  • additional services/items, 4, 80
  • Review, 4, 80
  • services to visitors to Australia, 81

medicinal cannabis, 108

medicines

  • Life Saving Drugs Program, 84, 85
  • national stockpile, 11
  • new medicines, 4, 5, 106
  • shortages, 7

Memorandum of Understanding on Health Cooperation, 37

meningococcal vaccine, 5, 116

Mental Health (Program 2.1)

  • expenses and resources, 67
  • performance, 42–43
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 41

mental health services, 5, 7, 42–43

mental health strategy, departmental, 5, 163

midwives, 93

Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission, 5

ministerial correspondence, briefs and submissions, 7

Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum, 51, 61

ministers and ministerial responsibilities, 16–18

Morison, Jenny, 143

mosquito suppression strategies, 112, 115

MotivApril Challenge, 55

Move It Aus Participation grant program, 72

Multi‑Purpose Services Program, 127, 130

Murphy, Brendan, 146

Mutual Recognition Agreements, 108

My Aged Care, 4, 124, 126, 128 see also Ageing and Aged Care (Outcome 6)

My Health Record, 7, 28, 29, 34

N

NAIDOC week, 12

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program, 127, 130

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023, 44, 45

National Action Plan for Endometriosis, 30

National Action Plan for Health Security 2019–2023, 11, 112, 113–114

National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program, 131

National Alcohol Strategy, 51, 61

National Antimicrobial Resistance strategy, 112

National Blood Agreement, 33

National Blood Authority, 33

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, 56

National Cancer Expert Reference Group, 6

National Cervical Screening Program, 10, 58–59

National Diabetes Services Scheme, 96, 97

National Diabetes Strategy, 51, 52

National Disability Insurance Scheme, 42, 43, 129

National Drug Strategy, 51, 61

National Epidermolysis Bullosa Dressing Scheme, 96, 97

National Framework for the Haemopoietic Progenitor Cell (HPC) sector, 30

National Health and Medical Industry Growth Plan, 5

National Health and Medical Research Council, 111, 168

National Health Reform Agreement 2020–25, 5, 66, 178

National Health Security Act 2007, 113

National Health Service Directory, 64

National Immunisation Program, 5, 10, 11

  • childhood immunisation rates, 45, 102, 116, 118
  • maternal vaccination, 103, 117
  • vaccine inclusion process, 287

National Immunisation Strategy for Australia 2019–2024, 116

National Incident Room, 113, 114

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme, 104, 109–110, 172

  • Director’s report, 291–306

National Injury Prevention Strategy, 55

National Medical Stockpile, 11

National Medical Workforce Strategy, 10

National Mental Health Commission, 7

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 113

National Palliative Care Strategy, 51, 60

National Partnership Agreement on Essential Vaccines, 118

National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council, 80, 82

National Pathology Accreditation Program, 80

National Reconciliation Week, 12

National Rural Health Commissioner, 150

national shared electronic health record system see My Health Record

National Sports Tribunal, 75

National Tobacco Strategy, 51, 61

New Active Substance Work‑Sharing Initiative, 106

new medicines, 4, 5, 106

New Ways of Working Program, 13

non‑salary benefits (staff), 282

notifiable diseases, 113

notifiable incidents (public health), 113

notifiable incidents (work health and safety), 164

O

obesity, 30, 53

Office of Chemical Safety, 104, 150, 305

Office of Drug Control, 104

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, 110–111, 150 see also Gene Technology Regulatory Scheme

Ombudsman see Commonwealth Ombudsman; Private Health Insurance Ombudsman

organ donation, retrieval and transplantation, 33

Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development, 37, 115, 305

organisational performance, 8, 152–155

organisational structure, 150–151

outcomes and programs

  • Department‑specific outcomes and list of programs, 23

ministers and portfolio responsibilities, 16–17

  • Outcome 1 see Health System Policy, Design and Innovation (Outcome 1)
  • Outcome 2 see Health Access and Support Services (Outcome 2)
  • Outcome 3 see Sport and Recreation (Outcome 3)
  • Outcome 4 see Individual Health Benefits (Outcome 4)
  • Outcome 5 see Regulation, Safety and Protection (Outcome 5)
  • Outcome 6 see Ageing and Aged Care (Outcome 6)

overseas regulators, engagement with, 104, 105, 107

overseas travellers, medical assistance for, 81

overseas visitors reciprocal health care, 81

overview of Department, 22

P

Pacific Medicines Testing Program, 107

palliative care, 51, 56, 60

Parliamentary Committee inquiries, 7, 176, 177

Parliamentary questions on notice, 7

parliamentary scrutiny, 176–181

Pat Turner Scholarship, 157

pathology accreditation standards, 80, 82

peak and advisory bodies see Health Peak and Advisory Bodies (Program 1.4)

Peddle, Steve, 143

people management, 152–164

  • career and succession, 161–162
  • employment arrangements, 155
  • work health and safety, 162–164
  • workforce capability, 156–157
  • workforce composition, 268–286
  • workplace culture, 13, 152–153, 158–160
  • see also remuneration; staff

performance

  • accountable authority statement, 26
  • highlights, 4
  • property management and environmental impact, 13, 172–175
  • statements for outcomes see:
  • Ageing and Aged Care (Outcome 6)
  • Health Access and Support Services (Outcome 2)
  • Health System Policy, Design and Innovation (Outcome 1)
  • Individual Health Benefits (Outcome 4)
  • Regulation, Safety and Protection (Outcome 5)
  • Sport and Recreation (Outcome 3)

Performance Development Scheme, 158, 161

performance pay, 155

pertussis (whooping cough), 117

Pharmaceutical Benefits (Program 4.3)

  • expenses and resources, 98
  • performance, 84–89
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 79

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, 84, 86, 88–89

  • processes leading to PBAC consideration, annual report on, 287–290
  • sub‑committees, 287

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, 5, 85–89

  • new listings, 5
  • post‑market reviews of PBS medicines, 88
  • process improvements, 86

Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperation Scheme, 107

pharmaceuticals

  • Life Saving Drugs Program, 84, 85
  • national stockpile, 11
  • new medicines, 4, 5, 106
  • shortages, 7

pharmacies and pharmacists, 87, 96

physical activity, 6, 54–55 see also Sport and Recreation (Outcome 3); Sport and Recreation (Program 3.1)

plans and planning (Department)

  • Corporate Plan, 144
  • fraud control plan, 145
  • inclusivity and diversity plans, 158, 159
  • processes, 144
  • reconciliation action plan, 158

policy advice see Health Peak and Advisory Bodies (Program 1.4)

Policy and Evidence Committee, 13, 142

policy research and analysis see Health Policy Research and Analysis (Program 1.1)

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements, 91

Portfolio Budget Statements, 27

Portfolio structure, entities and responsibilities, 19

Practice Incentives Program, 65

Premium Support Scheme, 93

Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support (Program 2.4)

  • expenses and resources, 67
  • performance, 6, 51–62
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 41

Primary Care Practice Incentives (Program 2.6)

  • expenses and resources, 68
  • performance, 65
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 41

Primary Health Care Quality and Coordination (Program 2.5)

  • expenses and resources, 67
  • performance, 63–64
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 41

Primary Health Networks, 42–43, 61, 63–64

Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention Advisor, 7

Prime Minister’s One Million Steps, 55

Private Health Insurance Act 2007, 92

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman, 92

Private Health Insurance (Program 4.4)

  • expenses and resources, 99
  • performance, 6, 90–92
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 79

private health insurance reforms, 91–92

procurement, 165–167

Program Assurance Committee, 13, 140, 141

programs see outcomes and programs

property management, 172–175

prostheses, 6, 79, 80, 81, 90, 92

Prostheses List Advisory Committee, 92

Protect the Health and Safety of the Community Through Regulation (Program 5.1)

  • expenses and resources, 119
  • performance, 104–111
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 103

Protective Security and Policy Framework reforms, 13, 142

psychological distress see mental health services

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, 22, 26, 144, 165, 184

public health incidents, 113

public hospitals funding, 4, 5, 66

  • ANAO audit, 178
  • see also Hospital Services (Program 2.7)

Public Service Act 1999, 22, 155

publicity campaigns, 168

Pulse Survey, 152

purchasing, 165–167

purpose statement (Department), 22, 144

Q

questions on notice, 7

R

radiotherapy facilities, 82

Reciprocal Health Care Agreements, 81

Reconciliation Action Plan, 158

records (personal) see My Health Record recreation see Sport and Recreation (Outcome 3); Sport and Recreation (Program 3.1)

recruitment, 161

regional, rural and remote communities, 7, 10, 49–50, 132

Regulation, Safety and Protection (Outcome 5)

  • expenses and resources, 119–120
  • highlights, 102–103
  • objective, 102
  • program performance, 104–118
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 103

regulatory agencies, 104 see also Aged Care Quality (Program 6.3); National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme; Office of Chemical Safety; Office of Drug Control; Office of the Gene Technology Regulator; Therapeutic Goods Administration

remote communities, 7, 10, 49–50, 132

Remote Vocational Training Scheme, 49–50

remuneration

  • key management personnel, 278
  • non‑salary benefits, 282
  • other highly paid staff, 280
  • performance pay, 155
  • SES officers, 155, 278–279, 281
  • staff, 281, 283–286

renal dialysis, 4, 35, 80

research see Australian Medical Research Advisory Board; Health Policy Research and Analysis (Program 1.1); Medical Research Future Fund; National Health and Medical Research Council

residential aged care, 129

  • places (number), 127, 129
  • provider regulation and compliance, 131 see also Aged Care Quality (Program 6.3)

resources see expenses and resources; financial statements

Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation, 105 risk management, 144, 145, 168 see also Audit and Risk Committee

role and functions

  • Department, 22
  • NICNAS, 291–306

Rose’s story, 57

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, 4, 131

rural communities, 7, 10, 49–50, 132

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scholarships, 157

Secretaries’ Talent Council processes, 162

Secretary, 146

  • Accountable Authority, 165
  • review by, 4–8

Security and Workforce Integrity Assurance Committee, 13, 142

Senate committees, 177

Senate Estimates hearings, 7, 176

Senior Executive Service officers

  • Diversity Champions, 12, 159
  • individual determinations, 155, 277
  • leadership development, 157
  • leadership qualities, perceived, 8, 12, 152–153
  • non‑salary benefits, 282
  • numbers, 272
  • remuneration, 155, 278–279, 281

senior executives, 146–149

  • remuneration, 279

senior governance committees, 140–143

sexually transmissible infections, 6, 10–11, 112–113 see also communicable diseases

Shakespeare, Penny, 148

Short‑Term Restorative Care Programme, 127, 130

shortages of medicines, 7

Single Aged Care Quality Framework, 131

Sir Roland Wilson Scholarship, 157

Skerritt, John, 148

small business participation in procurement, 166

smoking, 45, 46, 47, 62 see also tobacco

Special Adviser, 147

Sport 2030, 6, 70, 72

Sport and Recreation (Outcome 3)

  • expenses and resources, 76
  • highlights, 70–71
  • objectives, 70
  • program performance, 6, 72–75
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 71

Sport and Recreation (Program 3.1)

  • expenses and resources, 76
  • performance, 6, 72–75
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 71

Sport Integrity Australia, 6, 75

sporting events, international, 72–74

Sporting Schools program, 6

Sports Diplomacy 2030 strategy, 72

staff

  • average staffing level for outcomes, 39, 68, 76, 100, 120, 135
  • career development, 162
  • diversity, 12, 154, 158–159
  • employment arrangements, 12, 155
  • ethical standards, 158, 160
  • gender profile, 154, 270–275, 277
  • leaders, staff perceptions of, 8, 12, 152–153
  • leadership development, 157, 161, 162
  • mobility in the APS, 162
  • networks, 158–159
  • non‑salary benefits, 282
  • performance management, 158, 161
  • recruitment, 161
  • remuneration, 278–281, 283–286
  • retention and turnover, 154
  • training and development, 156–157, 161, 163, 306
  • workforce capability, 156–157
  • workforce statistics, 154, 268–286
  • see also people management

staff survey, 8, 12, 152–153

stakeholder engagement, 36, 305 see also Health Peak and Advisory Bodies (Program 1.4)

statutory office holders, 19, 150

Stoma Appliance Scheme, 96, 97

Stronger Rural Health Strategy, 7, 10, 49–50

structure chart, 150–151

Studdert, Lisa, 149

suicide prevention, 5, 7 see also mental health services

Supply Nation, 167

surgical implants see Targeted Assistance – Aids and Appliances (Program 4.8)

syphilis, 6

T

talent council, 162

Targeted Assistance – Aids and Appliances (Program 4.8)

  • expenses and resources, 100
  • performance, 96–97
  • summary of results against performance criteria, 79

terminology (glossary), 326–330

therapeutic goods see pharmaceuticals; Protect the Health and Safety of the Community Through Regulation (Program 5.1); Targeted Assistance – Aids and Appliances (Program 4.8)

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, 104

Therapeutic Goods Administration, 7, 104, 105–108, 179

Therapeutic Goods (Excluded Goods) Determination 2018, 292

tissue donation see organ donation, retrieval and transplantation

tobacco

  • control, 47, 51, 61, 62
  • plain packaging, 180
  • see also smoking

trachoma, 45

training (health workforce) see health workforce training training (staff), 156–157, 161, 163

Transition Care Program, 127, 130

travellers overseas, assistance in disasters, 81

treatment overseas, 81

Turner (Pat) Scholarship, 157

U

underperformance of staff, 161

United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care, 37

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development Agenda 21 (Rio Declaration), 172

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, International Convention against Doping in Sport, 75

Upwards Feedback Survey, 152

V

vaccine‑preventable diseases see Immunisation (Program 5.3)

values and behaviours, 160, 161 see also ethical standards

vehicle fleet management, 175

vision statement (Department), 22

voucher services, hearing, 83

W

waste management, 174

Way Back Support Service sites, 42

whooping cough (pertussis), 117

Wilson (Sir Roland) Scholarship, 157

Wood Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements, 6, 75

work health and safety, 162–164

workers compensation claims, 162–163

workforce (Department) see staff

workforce (health workforce) see health workforce

workplace agreements see employment arrangements

workplace culture, 13, 152–153, 158

workplace inclusivity and diversity, 12, 154, 158–159

World Anti‑Doping Agency, 75

World Anti‑Doping Code, 72, 75

World Health Organization, 10, 11, 37

  • Executive Board, 37
  • International Health Regulations, 11, 113

Wyatt, Hon Ken, 18

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Yannopoulos, Matt, 147