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About this annual report

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Annual Report 2018–19 complies with the requirements for annual reports outlined by the Australian Government Department of Finance in its Resource Management Guide No. 135: Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

This annual report includes the Authority’s annual performance statements, detailing its performance against criteria as published in the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19 and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Corporate Plan 2018–19 (Corporate Plan).

The annual report comprises seven parts:

  • Part 1 Introduction
    Outlines the purpose and structure of the report and presents the Chief Executive Officer’s review of the Authority’s activities and performance for the 2018–19 reporting period.
  • Part 2 Overview
    Provides corporate background about the Authority, including its role and functions. Also provides a summary of financial performance and a staff overview.
  • Part 3 Performance
    Details the actions taken by the Authority in 2018–19 to meet its stated purpose of the long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community, through the care and development of the Marine Park, reporting against key performance indicators outlined in the Authority’s performance documents.
  • Part 4 Management and accountability
    Covers the delivery of the management framework that supports effective functioning of the Authority, including corporate governance, statutory and advisory committees, management and training, workplace health and safety, asset management, corporate services, and management of consultants.
  • Part 5 Finances
    Delivers an analysis of financial performance and a detailed financial statements.
  • Part 6 Appendices
    Comprises the Authority’s resource statement, a staffing overview, information on advertising and marketing, freedom of information and ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance, a list of staff papers and presentations, and the Queensland Government financials.
  • Part 7 Acronyms and index
    Includes a list of acronyms, a glossary, list of requirements, and an alphabetical index.