Compliance index

The index that follows shows compliance with information requirements contained in legislation related to the preparation of annual reports of corporate Australian Government entities or other reporting requirements, as follows:

  1. Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), section 46 of which requires the AIHW Board to prepare this 2017–18 annual report and provide it to the Minister for Health by 15 October 2018. Subsection 46(3) of the PGPA Act permits rules for annual reports to be made. The PGPA Act is available at Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
  2. Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule), clause 17B of which prescribes requirements for annual reports for corporate Australian Government entities. The PGPA Rule is available at Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.
  3. Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015 (FRR), which relates to the preparation of financial statements. The FRR is available at Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015.

The index is ordered by section, subsection or clause in the PGPA Act, the PGPA Rule or the FRR.

Index of annual report and other related reporting requirements

PGPA Act Section or subsection of the PGPA Act Page in this report
Annual report on the entity’s activities prepared by the accountable authority 46(1) iv–ix
Financial statements prepared by the accountable authority, as given to the Auditor-General 42(1) 154–177
Statement that the financial statements comply with subsection 42(2) 42(3) 157
Auditor-General’s report on the financial statements 43 155–156
Presentation to the responsible minister by 15 October 46(2) n.a.(a)

n.a. not applicable

PGPA Rule Clause in the PGPA Rule Page in this report
Approval of annual report by accountable authority (including the signature of a member, details of how and when approved and a statement of responsibility as per section 46 of the PGPA Act) 17BB iii
Parliamentary standards of presentation 17BC throughout
Plain English and clear design, including:
  • preparation with regard to the interests of Parliament and any others with an interest
  • relevant, reliable, concise, understandable and balanced information using clear design, defined acronyms and technical terms, tables, graphs, diagrams and charts and any appropriate additional matters
Enabling legislation 17BE(a) 121
Summary of the entity’s objects and functions (as set out in legislation) 17BE(b)(i) 54
Entity’s purposes (as included in its corporate plan) 17BE(b)(ii) 3–4
Responsible minister’s name(s) and title(s) (current and during the year) 17BE(c) xiii
Ministerial directions given under an Act or instrument and, if any, non-compliance particulars 17BE(d) and 17BE(f) 151
Government policy orders that applied under section 22 of the PGPA Act and, if any, non-compliance particulars 17BE(e) and 17BE(f) 151
Annual performance statement for the entity as per paragraph 39(1)(b) of the PGPA Act and section 16F of the PGPA Rule 17BE(g) 3–19
Significant issues reported by the entity to the responsible minister under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the PGPA Act that relate to finance law non-compliance and an outline of action to remedy any such non-compliance 17BE(h) and 17BE(i) 152
Information on the accountable authority, including:
  • member names, qualifications, experience and whether executive or non-executive
  • attendance at meetings
Organisational structure (including subsidiaries) 17BE(k) 75–83,
See also 153
Location of major activities and facilities 17BE(l) 114
Corporate governance practices 17BE(m) 64–65
Related entity transactions: process accountable authority uses to make a decision regarding paying for a good or service [or providing a grant] from [or to] another Commonwealth entity or company, where the entity is related to the other entity or company and the value of the transaction(s) is more than $10,000 17BE(n) 152
Significant activities and changes affecting the entity’s operations or structure 17BE(p) 152
Judicial or tribunal decisions affecting the entity’s operations 17BE(q) 152
Reports by third parties, specifically the Auditor-General, a parliamentary committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 17BE(r) 153
Unobtainable information from subsidiaries which should be in this report 17BE(s) 153
Indemnity applying to the entity and its officers 17BE(t) 153
Index of annual report requirements 17BE(u) 190–192
FRR Section in the FRR Page in this report
Requirements for the preparation of financial statements for reporting periods ending on or after 1 July 2014 3 155–177
Other related reporting requirements Authority Page in this report
Advertising and market research organisations expenditure and statement on advertising campaigns Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (section 331A) 149
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (section 516A) 114–116
Equal employment opportunity program annual report Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987 (section 9) 150
Health and safety matters Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Part 4 of Schedule 2) 111–113
Legal services expenditure Legal Services Directions 2005 151

(a) At the time of printing this annual report, compliance with this requirement was expected to be achieved.