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The index below shows compliance with information requirements contained in section 46 of the Public Governance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Rule 2014.
These requirements reflect those in the now-repealed Commonwealth Authorities (Annual Reporting) Orders 2011 and in the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 (SIR Act).
This annual report complies with Parliamentary standards of presentation and printing, and uses plain English and clear design.
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
The accountable authority of the entity must prepare and give an annual report to the entity’s responsible Minister, for presentation to the Parliament, on the entity’s activities during the period, by 15 October; or the end of any further period granted under subsection 34C(5) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. The annual report must comply with any requirements prescribed by the PGPA Rule.
Includes a copy of the annual performance statements in the entity’s annual report that is tabled in the Parliament
The annual performance statements must:
Section 39 (1) and (2)
Includes a copy of the annual financial statements and the Auditor-General’s report must be included in the Commonwealth entity’s annual report that is tabled in the Parliament.
The annual financial statements and the audit report must comply, and must state whether, in the accountable authority’s and the Auditor-General’s opinion respectively, whether, they:
If the financial statements do not comply, the accountable authority of the entity must add the information and explanations required to present fairly those matters.
Similarly for the audit report, the Auditor-General must state the reasons, quantify the financial effect and state the amount if possible.
Section 42 and 43
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.
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).
The annual report complies with Parliamentary standards of presentation and printing.
The annual report uses plain English and clear design.
Enabling legislation is specified, including a summary of its objectives and functions, as specified in its legislation.
The responsible Minister is specified.
The annual report provides details of any Ministerial directions, etc issued and requirements of other relevant legislation, including the:
Information about directors is provided, including names, qualifications, experience, attendance at Board meetings and whether the director is an executive or non-executive member.
The annual report provides an outline of:
The annual report discloses the decision-making process undertaken by the Board in relation to transactions with other entities.
The annual report details any key activities and changes that affected the operations or structure, which may include:
The annual report includes particulars of:
The annual report includes an explanation if information is missing from a subsidiary that is required to be included in the annual report.
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.
The annual report satisfies disclosure requirements for Government Business Enterprises.
The annual report provides an index of annual report requirements identifying where relevant information can be found in the annual report.
Policies relating to scientific research
Act No. 84, Section 46, 51 (2a)
Development in policies during the year
Act No. 84, Section 46, 51 (2b)
Ministerial determinations in relation to the functions of the Organisation
Act No. 84, Section 46, 51 (2c)
Ministerial directions or guidelines relating to the functions and powers of the Board
Act No. 84, Section 46, 51 (2d)
Policies of Australian Government that apply to CSIRO
Act No. 84, Section 46, 51 (2e)
Other reporting requirements
Intellectual property management
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Last updated: Last updated: 23 October 2015
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