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Appendix 9 — List of requirements

Description Requirement Part of report
Letter of transmittal Mandatory Preliminary pages
Table of contents Mandatory Preliminary pages
Index Mandatory Index
Glossary Mandatory Appendix 8
Contact officer(s) Mandatory Preliminary pages
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory Preliminary pages
Review by Australian Information Commissioner
Review by Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory Chapter 1
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested Chapter 1
Overview of OAIC’s performance and financial results Suggested Chapters 1 and 2, Appendix 1 and 2
Outlook for following year Suggested Chapter 1
OAIC overview
Role and functions Mandatory Chapter 2
Organisational structure Mandatory Chapter 2
Outcome and program structure Mandatory Chapter 2
Where outcome and program structures differ from PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory Not applicable
Report on performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory Chapter 2, Appendix 1
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory Chapter 2
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/ PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory Not applicable
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory Appendix 1 and 2
Trend information Mandatory Chapters 1 and 59
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/ services Suggested Not applicable
Performance of purchase/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested Not applicable
Factors, events or trends influencing OAIC performance Suggested Chapter 1
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested Chapter 3
Social inclusion outcomes If applicable, mandatory Not applicable
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the OAIC’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory Not applicable
Discussion and analysis of the OAIC’s financial performance Mandatory Appendix 1 and 2
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations. Mandatory Chapter 1
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory Appendix 1
Corporate governance
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory Letter of transmittal
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory Chapter 3
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested Chapter 2
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested Chapter 3
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested Chapter 3
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk Suggested Chapter 3
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested Chapter 3
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested Chapter 3
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory Chapter 3
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory Chapter 3
Report by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory Chapter 3
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory Chapter 3
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested Chapter 3
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested Chapter 3
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested Chapter 3
Work health and safety performance Suggested Chapter 3
Productivity gains Suggested Chapter 3
Statistics on staffing Mandatory Chapter 3
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory Chapter 3
Performance pay Mandatory Chapter 3
Assets management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory Not applicable
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory Chapter 3
The annual report must include a summary statement detailing the number of new consultancy services contracts let during the year; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts let during the year (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were active in the reporting year; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST). The annual report must include a statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. Mandatory Chapter 3
Australian National Audit Office access clauses
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory Chapter 3
Exempt contracts
Contracts exempt from the AusTender Mandatory Chapter 3
Financial Statements
Financial statements Mandatory Appendix 1 and 2
Other mandatory information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory Chapter 3
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory Chapter 3
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory Chapter 3
Compliance with the agency’s obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory Not applicable
Grant programs Mandatory Chapter 3
Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory Chapter 3
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory Appendix 3
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory Appendix 9
List of requirements Mandatory Appendix 9

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Correction of errors in the OAIC Annual Report 2010–11

Two errors appeared in the Annual Report 2010–11.

On page 6, the Annual Report omitted the OAIC’s Outcome for 2010–11. The report should have read that the OAIC had one specified outcome for the period: ‘Provision of public access to Commonwealth Government information, protection of individuals’ personal information, and performance of information commissioner, freedom of information and privacy functions.’

On page 54 the report said the OAIC had received 201 media enquiries. Of these, 105 were from print media, 43 from radio stations, 12 from television and 41 from news sites. The report should have stated that the OAIC received 96 from print media, 17 from television, 36 from radio stations and 52 from news websites.

The correct version of the OAIC’s 2010–11 Annual Report is available at

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