Compliance index

Summary pertaining to compliance with information requirements contained in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997.

Statutory reporting requirements

The index below shows compliance with information requirements contained in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997, in particular Part 2 of the Commonwealth Authorities (Annual Reporting) Orders 2011 and the Science and Industry Research Act 1949.

This Annual Report complies with Parliamentary standards of presentation and printing, and uses plain English and clear design.

CAC Act 1997 requirements Source Page
The Annual Report includes a report of operations prepared by the directors in accordance with the Finance Minister’s Orders. Schedule 1 Clause 1(a) 2–106
The Annual Report includes financial statements prepared by the directors under clause 2 of Schedule 1. Schedule 1 Clause 1(b) 112–169
The Annual Report includes the Auditor-General’s report on the financial statements. Schedule 1 Clause 1(c) 110–111
Finance Minister’s Commonwealth Authorities (Annual Reporting) Orders 2011
The Annual Report of Operations is approved by a resolution of directors, is signed by a director, and includes details of how and when approval was given. Clause 6 i
The Annual Report states that directors are responsible for the preparation and contents of the Annual Report of Operations (as required in section 9 of the CAC Act and in accordance with the Finance Minister’s Orders).
i
The Annual Report complies with Parliamentary standards of presentation and printing. Clause 8 210
The Annual Report uses Plain English and clear design. Clause 9 210
Enabling legislation is specified, including a summary of its objectives and functions, as specified in its legislation. Clause 10 88
The responsible Minister is specified. Clause 11 88

The Annual Report provides details of any Ministerial directions, etc issued and requirements of other relevant legislation, including the:

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1997
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • Privacy Act 1988 
Clause 12


98
173
102


95
173
Information about directors is provided, including names, qualifications, experience, attendance at Board meetings, and whether the director is an executive or non-executive member. Clause 13 158–162
The Annual Report provides an outline of:
(a) the organisational structure (including subsidiaries)
(b) the location of major activities and facilities, and provides a statement on governance practices, including details on:
(a) board committees and their responsibilities
(b) education and performance review processes for directors
(c) ethics and risk management policies.
Clause 14
xii-xiii
xiv

89-90
90-91
91-92
The Annual Report discloses the decision-making process undertaken by the Board in relation to transactions with other entities. Clause 15 89–90
CAC Act 1997 requirements Source Page
The Annual Report details any key activities and changes that affected the operations or structure, which may include:
(a) significant events such as forming or participating in the formation of a company, partnership etc
(b) operational and financial results
(c) key changes to its status of affairs or principal activities
(d) amendments to enabling legislation or any other legislation directly relevant to its operation.
Clause 16

89

3
i
88
The Annual Report includes an explanation if information is missing from a subsidiary that is required to be included in the Annual Report. Clause 18 n/a
The Annual Report includes details of any indemnity given to an officer against a liability, including premiums paid, or agreed to be paid, for insurance against the officer’s liability for legal costs. Clause 19 91
The Annual Report satisfies disclosure requirements for Government Business Enterprises. Clause 20 n/a
The Annual Report provides an index of Annual Report requirements identifying where relevant information can be found in the Annual Report. Clause 21 210
Science and Industry Research Act 1949 SIR Act 1949
Policies relating to scientific research Act No 84, Section 46, 51 (2a) 91
Development in policies during the year Act No 84, Section 46, 51 (2b) 91
Ministerial determinations in relation to the functions of the Organisation Act No 84, Section 46, 51 (2c) 89
Ministerial directions or guidelines relating to the functions and powers of the Board Act No 84, Section 46, 51 (2d) 89
Policies of the Australian Government that apply to CSIRO Act No 84, Section 46, 51 (2e) 91
Other reporting requirements
Fraud control
92
Intellectual property management
50
Service Charter
172

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