Department of Health Annual Report 2016-17

List of Requirements

Page last updated: 19 October 2017

The list below outlines compliance with key annual performance reporting information, as required in Section 17AJ(d) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.

PGPA Rule ReferencePart of ReportDescriptionRequirementLocation
17AD(g)Letter of Transmittal
17AIA copy of the letter of transmittal signed and dated by accountable authority on date final text approved, with statement that the report has been prepared in accordance with section 46 of the Act and any enabling legislation that specifies additional requirements in relation to the annual report.MandatoryPage 1
17AD(h)Aids to Access
17AJ(a)Table of contents.MandatoryPage 2
17AJ(b)Alphabetical index.MandatoryPage 372
17AJ(c)Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms.MandatoryPage 365
17AJ(d)List of requirements.MandatoryPage 360
17AJ(e)Details of contact officer.MandatoryPage ii
17AJ(f)Entity’s website address.MandatoryPage ii
17AJ(g)Electronic address of report.MandatoryPage ii
17AD(a)Review by Accountable Authority
17AD(a)A review by the accountable authority of the entity.MandatoryPage 4
17AD(b)Overview of the Entity
17AE(1)(a)(i)A description of the role and functions of the entity.MandatoryPage 18
17AE(1)(a)(ii)A description of the organisational structure of the entity.MandatoryPage 26
17AE(1)(a)(iii)A description of the outcomes and programs administered by the entity.MandatoryPage 30
17AE(1)(a)(iv)A description of the purposes of the entity as included in corporate plan.MandatoryPage 18
17AE(1)(b)An outline of the structure of the portfolio of the entity.Portfolio departments – mandatoryPage 19
17AE(2)Where the outcomes and programs administered by the entity differ from any Portfolio Budget Statements, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements or other portfolio estimates statements that was prepared for the entity for the period, include details of variation and reasons for change.If applicable, MandatoryNot applicable
17AD(c)Report on the Performance of the Entity
Annual Performance StatementsPart 2
17AD(c)(i); 16FAnnual Performance Statement in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the Act and section 16F of the Rule.MandatoryPage 36
17AD(c)(ii)Report on Financial PerformancePart 1
17AF(1)(a)A discussion and analysis of the entity’s financial performance.MandatoryPage 14 & Page 244
17AF(1)(b)A table summarising the total resources and total payments of the entity.MandatoryPage 193
17AF(2)If there may be significant changes in the financial results during or after the previous or current reporting period, information on those changes, including: the cause of any operating loss of the entity; how the entity has responded to the loss and the actions that have been taken in relation to the loss; and any matter or circumstances that it can reasonably be anticipated will have a significant impact on the entity’s future operation or financial results.If applicable, Mandatory.Page 14
17AD(d)Management and Accountability
Corporate GovernancePart 3.1
17AG(2)(a)Information on compliance with section 10
(fraud systems)
MandatoryPage 203
17AG(2)(b)(i)A certification by accountable authority that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared.MandatoryPage 203
17AG(2)(b)(ii)A certification by accountable authority that appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the entity are in place.MandatoryPage 203
17AG(2)(b)(iii)A certification by accountable authority that all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the entity.MandatoryPage 203
17AG(2)(c)An outline of structures and processes in place for the entity to implement principles and objectives
of corporate governance.
MandatoryPage 198
17AG(2)(d) – (e)A statement of significant issues reported to Minister under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the Act that relates to non-compliance with Finance law and action taken to remedy non-compliance.If applicable, MandatoryNot applicable
External ScrutinyPart 3.4
17AG(3)Information on the most significant developments in external scrutiny and the entity’s response to the scrutiny.MandatoryPage 226
17AG(3)(a)Information on judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner that may have a significant effect on the operations of the entity.If applicable, MandatoryPage 230
17AG(3)(b)Information on any reports on operations of the entity by the Auditor-General (other than report under section 43 of the Act), a Parliamentary Committee, or the Commonwealth Ombudsman.If applicable, MandatoryPart 3.4
17AG(3)(c)Information on any capability reviews on the entity that were released during the period.If applicable, MandatoryNot applicable
Management of Human ResourcesPart 3.2
17AG(4)(a)An assessment of the entity’s effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve entity objectives.MandatoryPage 204
17AG(4)(b)Statistics on the entity’s APS employees on an ongoing and non-ongoing basis; including the following:
  • Statistics on staffing classification level;
  • Statistics on full-time employees;
  • Statistics on part-time employees;
  • Statistics on gender;
  • Statistics on staff location;
  • Statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous.
MandatoryPage 206
17AG(4)(c)Information on any enterprise agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, Australian workplace agreements, common law contracts
and determinations under subsection 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999.
MandatoryPage 209
17AG(4)(c)(i)Information on the number of SES and non-SES employees covered by agreements etc. identified in paragraph 17AD(4)(c).MandatoryPage 209
17AG(4)(c)(ii)The salary ranges available for APS employees by classification level.MandatoryPage 213
17AG(4)(c)(iii)A description of non-salary benefits provided to employees.MandatoryPage 212
17AG(4)(d)(i)Information on the number of employees at each classification level who received performance pay.If applicable, MandatoryPage 209
17AG(4)(d)(ii)Information on aggregate amounts of performance pay at each classification level.If applicable, MandatoryPage 209
17AG(4)(d)(iii)Information on the average amount of performance payment, and range of such payments, at each classification level.If applicable, MandatoryPage 209
17AG(4)(d)(iv)Information on aggregate amount of performance payments.If applicable, MandatoryPage 209
Assets ManagementPart 3.3
17AG(5)An assessment of effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the entity’s activities.If applicable, mandatoryPage 222
PurchasingPart 3.3
17AG(6)An assessment of entity performance against the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.MandatoryPage 223
ConsultantsPart 3.3
17AG(7)(a)A summary statement detailing the number of new contracts engaging consultants entered into during the period; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts entered into during the period (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were entered into during a previous reporting period; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST).MandatoryPage 224
17AG(7)(b)A statement that “During 2016-17, 560 new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $99.3 million. In addition, 179 ongoing consultancy contracts were active during 2016-17 involving total actual expenditure of $32.9 million.MandatoryPage 224
17AG(7)(c)A summary of the policies and procedures for selecting and engaging consultants and the main categories of purposes for which consultants were selected and engaged.MandatoryPage 224
17AG(7)(d)A statement that “Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website.”MandatoryPage 224
Australian National Audit Office Access ClausesPart 3.3
17AG(8)If an entity entered into a contract with a value of more than $100,000 (inclusive of GST) and the contract did not provide the Auditor-General with access to the contractor’s premises, the report must include the name of the contractor, purpose and value of the contract, and the reason why a clause allowing access was not included in the contract.If applicable, MandatoryPage 225
Exempt ContractsPart 3.3
17AG(9)If an entity entered into a contract or there is a standing offer with a value greater than $10,000 (inclusive of GST) which has been exempted from being published in AusTender because it would disclose exempt matters under the FOI Act, the annual report must include a statement that the contract or standing offer has been exempted, and the value of the contract or standing offer, to the extent that doing so does not disclose the exempt matters.If applicable, MandatoryPage 225
Small BusinessPart 3.3
17AG(10)(a)A statement that “the Department of Health supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance’s website.MandatoryPage 223
17AG(10)(b)An outline of the ways in which the procurement practices of the entity support small and medium enterprises.MandatoryPage 223
17AG(10)(c)If the entity is considered by the Department administered by the Finance Minister as material in nature – a statement that “the Department of Health recognises the importance of ensuring that small businesses are paid on time. The results of the Survey of Australian Government Payments to Small Business are available on the Treasury’s website: the Treasury websiteIf applicable, MandatoryPage 223
Financial StatementsPart 4
17AD(e)Inclusion of the annual financial statements in accordance with subsection 43(4) of the Act.MandatoryPage 245
17AD(f)Other Mandatory Information
17AH(1)(a)(i)If the entity conducted advertising campaigns, a statement that; ‘During 2016-17, the Department of Health conducted the following advertising campaigns:
  • Aged Care
  • BreastScreen Australia
  • Girls Make Your Move
  • Health Star Rating system
  • National Tobacco campaign (Don’t Make Smokes Your Story campaign)
Further information on those advertising campaigns is available at the Department of Health website and in the reports on Australian Government advertising prepared by the Department of Finance. Those reports are available on the Department of Finance’s website the Department of Finance website
If applicable, MandatoryPage 240
17AH(1)(a)(ii)If the entity did not conduct advertising campaigns, a statement to that effect.If applicable, MandatoryNot applicable
17AH(1)(b)A statement that ‘Information on grants awarded by the Department of Health during the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 is available at
the Department of Health website
If applicable, MandatoryPage 225
17AH(1)(c)Outline of mechanisms of disability reporting, including reference to website for further information.MandatoryPage 233
17AH(1)(d)Website reference to where the entity’s Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of FOI Act can be found.MandatoryPage 230
17AH(1)(e)Correction of material errors in previous
annual report.
If applicable, MandatoryPage 356
17AH(2)Information required by other legislation.MandatoryPart 3.4, Appendices