Senate Order 16 Departmental and Agency Grants (Minchin Motion)

This section of the internet provides access to the Department of Health Senate Order 16 (Minchin Motion) Reports.

Page last updated: 08 April 2019


On 24 June 2008, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senator Minchin requiring all Australian Government departments and agencies to produce a list of all grants approved in each portfolio or agency, including the value of the grant, recipient of the grant and the program from which the grant was made.

A grant is defined in the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs). Key changes in the CGRGs include:
    • the definition of a ‘grant’ relocated to the CGRGs (formerly in FMA Reg 3A)
    • the requirement to record the basis for awarding a grant relocated to the CGRGs (formerly FMA Reg 12A) and
    • terminology being updated in line with the Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act.
For more information see CGRGs.

The list of grants are tabled three times a year, no later than 7 days before the commencement of:
    • Budget estimates
    • Supplementary budget estimates
    • Additional estimates

Department of Health - Grant Contracts

List of Contracts for the Senate Order 16 (Minchin Motion) for the reporting period from 29 January to 14 March 2019.

Relevant Resources

Any questions regarding grants policy and grants reporting should be directed to the Department of Finance, Grants Policy Team:

Grant Listing Reports