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The Commission engages consultants to provide professional, independent and expert advice or services, where those services involve the development of an intellectual output that assists with agency decision-making, and/or the output reflects the independent views of the service provider.

All tenders and contractual arrangements undertaken in 2019–20 were carried out in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

During 2019–20, one new consultancy contract was entered into involving total actual expenditure of $39,600 (GST inclusive). There were no ongoing consultancy contracts active during the period.

This Annual Report contains information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website: www.tenders.gov.au.