List of Requirements

Federal Court of Australia Annual Report 2017-2018

PGPA Rule ReferenceDescriptionRequirementPage of this report
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 reportMandatoryIII
17AD(h)Aids to access
17AJ(a)Table of contentsMandatoryIV
17AJ(b)Alphabetical indexMandatory232
17AJ(c)Glossary of abbreviations and acronymsMandatoryVIII
17AJ(d)List of requirementsMandatory226
17AJ(e)Details of contact officerMandatoryII
17AJ(f)Entity's website addressMandatoryII
17AJ(g)Electronic address of reportMandatoryII
17AD(a)Review by accountable authority
17AD(a)A review by the accountable authority of the entityMandatory14
17AD(b)Overview of the entity
17AE(1)(a)(i)A description of the role and functions of the entityMandatory2
17AE(1)(a)(ii)A description of the organisational structure of the entityMandatory133
17AE(1)(a)(iii)A description of the outcomes and programmes administered by the entityMandatory3
17AE(1)(a)(iv)A description of the purposes of the entity as included in corporate planMandatory2
17AE(1)(b)An outline of the structure of the portfolio of the entityPortfolio departments – MandatoryN/A
17AE(2)Where the outcomes and programmes administered by the entity differ from any Portfolio Budget Statement, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement or other portfolio estimates statement that was prepared for the entity for the period, include details of variation and reasons for changeIf applicable, MandatoryN/A
17AD(c)Report on the performance of the entity
 Annual performance statements
17AD(c)(i); 16FAnnual performance statement in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the Act and section 16F of the RuleMandatory216
17AD(c)(ii)Report on financial performance
17AF(1)(a)A discussion and analysis of the entity's financial performanceMandatory55
17AF(1)(b)A table summarising the total resources and total payments of the entityMandatory132
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 resultsIf applicable, Mandatory55
17AD(d)Management and accountability
Corporate governance
17AG(2)(a)Information on compliance with section 10 (fraud systems)Mandatory56
17AG(2)(b)(i)A certification by accountable authority that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been preparedMandatory56
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 placeMandatory56
17AG(2)(b)(iii)A certification by accountable authority that all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the entityMandatory56
17AG(2)(c)An outline of structures and processes in place for the entity to implement principles and objectives of corporate governanceMandatory52
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-complianceIf applicable, Mandatory57
External scrutiny
17AG(3)Information on the most significant developments in external scrutiny and the entity's response to the scrutinyMandatory53
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 entityIf applicable, Mandatory53
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 OmbudsmanIf applicable, Mandatory53
17AG(3)(c)Information on any capability reviews on the entity that were released during the periodIf applicable, Mandatory53
Management of Human Resources
17AG(4)(a)An assessment of the entity's effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve entity objectivesMandatory62
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
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 1999Mandatory63
17AG(4)(c)(i)Information on the number of SES and non-SES employees covered by agreements etc. identified in paragraph 17AD(4)(c)Mandatory197–215
17AG(4)(c)(ii)The salary ranges available for APS employees by classification levelMandatory214
17AG(4)(c)(iii)A description of non-salary benefits provided to employeesMandatory63
17AG(4)(d)(i)Information on the number of employees at each classification level who received performance payIf applicable, Mandatory63
17AG(4)(d)(ii)Information on aggregate amounts of performance pay at each classification levelIf applicable, Mandatory63
17AG(4)(d)(iii)Information on the average amount of performance payment, and range of such payments, at each classification levelIf applicable, Mandatory63
17AG(4)(d)(iv)Information on aggregate amount of performance paymentsIf applicable, MandatoryN/A
Assets management
17AG(5)An assessment of effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the entity's activitiesIf applicable, Mandatory58
17AG(6)An assessment of entity performance against the Commonwealth Procurement RulesMandatory57
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)Mandatory57
17AG(7)(b)A statement that "During [reporting period], [specified number] new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]. In addition, [specified number] ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the period, involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]"Mandatory57
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 engagedMandatory57
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."Mandatory57
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses
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 contractIf applicable, Mandatory58
Exempt contracts
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 mattersIf applicable, Mandatory58
Small business
17AG(10)(a)A statement that "[Name of entity] 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."Mandatory58
17AG(10)(b)An outline of the ways in which the procurement practices of the entity support small and medium enterprisesMandatory58
17AG(10)(c)If the entity is considered by the Department administered by the Finance Minister as material in nature—a statement that "[Name of entity] 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."If applicable, Mandatory58
Financial statements
17AD(e)Inclusion of the annual financial statements in accordance with subsection 43(4) of the ActMandatory90
17AD(f)Other mandatory information
17AH(1)(a)(i)If the entity conducted advertising campaigns, a statement that "During [reporting period], the [name of entity] conducted the following advertising campaigns: [name of advertising campaigns undertaken]. Further information on those advertising campaigns is available at [address of entity's 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."If applicable, Mandatory56
17AH(1)(a)(ii)If the entity did not conduct advertising campaigns, a statement to that effectIf applicable, Mandatory56
17AH(1)(b)A statement that "Information on grants awarded to [name of entity] during [reporting period] is available at [address of entity's website]."If applicable, Mandatory56
17AH(1)(c)Outline of mechanisms of disability reporting, including reference to website for further informationMandatory66
17AH(1)(d)Website reference to where the entity's Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of FOI Act can be foundMandatory41
17AH(1)(e)Correction of material errors in previous annual reportIf applicable, Mandatory57
17AH(2)Information required by other legislationMandatory223