Subsection 17AH(2) of the PGPA Rule provides for the inclusion of other mandatory information, as required by an Act or instrument, in one or more appendices to an annual report prepared for a non-corporate Commonwealth entity.
WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY
The following information is provided in accordance with Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act).
Due to its small size, the office does not have a Workplace Health and Safety Committee. Instead, workplace health and safety matters are addressed at all-staff meetings, AuditCommittee meetings and, as the need arises, directly with the Inspector-General through SES/team leaders and the Workplace Health and Safety Representative.
No notifiable incidents resulting from undertakings carried out by the office that would require reporting under the WHS Act have occurred during the year. No investigations were conducted relating to undertakings carried out by the office and no notices were given to the office under Part 10 of the WHS Act.
ADVERTISING AND MARKET RESEARCH
The following information is provided in accordance with the requirements of section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.
The office did not incur any expenditure on advertising campaigns, market research, polling or direct mailing during the reporting period.
ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
The following information is provided in accordance with the requirements of section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
The office, through its co-location with the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) and previously the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), continues to benefit from these Departments’ commitments to energy saving measures. These measures include a large number of energy and water saving measures incorporated into the premises occupied by IGIS in 2018-19 (One National Circuit and 3-5 National Circuit), such as energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling.
Neither AGD nor PM&C separately measured the utilities used by the office in 2018-19. For this reason, ecologically sustainable development and details of environmental performance are not able to be quantified in this report.
Nonetheless, the office is committed to ensuring that its activities are environmentally responsible. While the majority of the office’s infrastructure is provided and maintained by a host Department, there are a number of areas for which the office is directly responsible in which the IGIS takes into account the environmental impact and acts accordingly to minimise it.
- recycled paper was used for approximately 98% of the office’s photocopying and document printing in 2018-19;
- printers are configured to print double-sided by default;
- all unclassified office paper and cardboard waste is recycled;
- empty toner cartridges are recycled; and
- the selection of a hybrid vehicle to replace the office car.