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Compliance Index

The index below shows compliance with information requirements contained in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.

PGPA Rule Reference

Part of Report

Description

Requirement

Clause 17BB

Letter to the Minister

Approval of the Annual Report by the Accountable Authority

Mandatory

Clause 17BC

Meets the Tabling Guidelines issued by the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

Parliamentary standards of presentation

Mandatory

Clause 17BCA

Met

Annual report to be published using digital reporting tool

Mandatory

Clauses 17BD

Met

Plain English and clear design

Mandatory


Contents of the Annual Report

PGPA Rule Reference

Part of Report

Description

Requirement

17BE(a)

Enabling Legislation

Details of the legislation establishing the body

Mandatory

17BE(b)(i)

Functions

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

Mandatory

17BE(b)(ii)

Purpose

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

Mandatory

17BE(c)

Minister for Government Services

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

Mandatory

17BE(d)

Appendix 1

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(e)

Appendix 1

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(f)

Appendix 1 - Nil

Particulars of non‑compliance 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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(g)

Annual Performance Statements

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

Mandatory

17BE(h), 17BE(i)

Nil

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(j)

Board of Directors

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

Mandatory

17BE(k)

Governance Arrangements and Executive Governance Structures

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

Mandatory

17BE(ka)

Independent Auditor's Report

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

Mandatory

17BE(l)

Hearing Australia Centres

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

Mandatory

17BE(m)

Governance Arrangements

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

Mandatory

17BE(n), 17BE(o)

Nil

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(p)

Internal Transformation

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(q)

Nil

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(r)

Nil

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(s)

Nil

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

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(t)

Board Governance - Indemnity and Insurance of Officers

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)

If applicable, mandatory

17BE(ta)

Appendix 5

Information about executive remuneration

Mandatory

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