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Statutory Reports

Freedom of information

Two valid requests for information under the FOI Act were received during 2019/20 and information that was not exempt was provided. Screen Australia provided quarterly and annual statistics to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on the number and nature of the applications received.


No complaints, requests for information or requests for amendment under the Privacy Act 1988 were received during 2019/20.

Public Interest Disclosures

No Public Interest Disclosures were received under the Australian Government’s Public Interest Disclosure Scheme during the reporting period. Screen Australia provided information to the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman for its Annual Report on the operation of the scheme.

Judicial Decisions and Review by Outside Bodies

There were no judicial decisions or decisions by administrative tribunals that have had or may have a significant impact on the operations of Screen Australia. No reports about Screen Australia were made by the Auditor-General (other than a report on the financial statements), a Parliamentary Committee or the Office

of the Australian Information Commissioner. Screen Australia responded to one s8 notice from the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (311A (1))

Screen Australia made the following payments, excluding GST, to market research organisations:

  • A C Neilsen Research Pty Ltd: $43,539
  • Oztam Pty Ltd: $59,934
  • Rentrak Australia Pty Ltd: $26,574

Contingency Liability Statement

As required by Part 7, Subsection 43 of the Screen Australia Act 2008, the following statement is furnished:

  1. No new guarantees were provided by the Board during the year ended 30 June 2020.
  2. There is no amount subject to guarantee as at 30 June 2020.

Indemnity and insurance premiums

Screen Australia’s Comcover premium covers the normal general and property risks as well as directors’ and officers’ liability.

Workers’ compensation is insured through Comcare Australia.

Work health and safety

Screen Australia is committed to promoting measures to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees at work. Screen Australia has in place a Health and Safety Management

Arrangement that provides the mechanisms for consultation and dispute resolution between Screen Australia, its workers and its staff-elected Health and Safety Representatives, and sets out the way the Health and Safety Committee is constituted.

In 2019/20, Screen Australia arranged an on-site influenza vaccination service open to all staff, and 35 staff members availed themselves of this service.

Reimbursement for the cost of influenza vaccinations was also offered to all staff.

Nil incidences were reported to Comcare under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and nil notices were issued or investigations conducted under the Act.