Work health and safety

The IGT office fosters and maintains a safe and healthy working environment in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHS Act). During 2013‑14, the IGT received no accident and incident reports. No notices were given under sections 90, 191 and 195 of the WHS Act.

Information publication scheme

Agencies subject to the FOI Act are required to publish information as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This requirement is set out in Part II of the FOI Act so that each agency must include on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the IPS requirements.

View IGT’s IPS plan.

Advertising and market research

The IGT’s advertising costs for reporting purposes are outlined in the table below:

Table 8: Advertising costs for 2013‑14
Purpose Vendor Cost ($)
Business advertising Adcorp Australia Limited 17,232
Total   17,232

The IGT incurred the above non‑campaign advertising costs to invite members of the public to make submission on the IGT’s work program and specific IGT reviews. No market research costs were incurred during 2013‑14.

Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

The IGT office pursues measures to improve its overall environmental performance. The owner of the leased office premises has active energy, waste management and water conservation strategies. The IGT recycles paper and cardboard products.

The IGT reports to Government annually on the agency’s energy performance.

Discretionary grants

No discretionary grant programs are administered by the IGT.

List of requirements

Part of report Description Requirement Page(s)
  Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
  Table of contents Mandatory v
  Index Mandatory 93
  Glossary Mandatory 89‑91
  Contact officer(s) Mandatory ii
  Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory ii
Review by Agency Head    
  Review by Agency Head Mandatory 1‑12
  Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 1‑12
  Overview of agency’s performance and financial results Suggested 1‑17
  Outlook for following year Suggested 6‑9
  Significant issues and developments — portfolio Portfolio departments — suggested N/A
Agency Overview    
  Role and functions Mandatory 13
  Organisational structure Mandatory 15
  Outcome and program structure Mandatory 14
  Where outcome and program structures differ from PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory N/A
  Portfolio structure Portfolio departments — mandatory N/A
Report on Performance    
  Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 19‑25
  Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 20‑25
  Where performance targets differ from the PBS/ PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory N/A
  Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory 19‑25
  Trend information Mandatory 2‑10,
24‑25
  Significant changes in nature of principal functions/ services Suggested N/A
  Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested N/A
  Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 8‑9
  Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 28‑30
  Social inclusion outcomes If applicable, mandatory N/A
  Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the agency’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory N/A
  Discussion and analysis of the agency’s financial performance Mandatory 25
  Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations. Mandatory N/A
  Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 16‑17
Management Accountability    
Corporate Governance    
  Agency heads are required to certify that their agency comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines. Mandatory iii
  Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 27‑30
  Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested iii, 15,
27‑28
  Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 27‑28
  Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 28
  Approach adopted to identify areas of significant financial or operational risk Suggested 28‑30
  Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 30
  How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 31‑32
External Scrutiny    
  Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 30
  Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory 30
  Reports by the Auditor‑General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory 30
Management of Human Resources    
  Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 31‑33
  Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested 32‑33
  Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested 31‑32
  Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 32
  Work health and safety performance Suggested 83
  Productivity gains Suggested N/A
  Statistics on staffing Mandatory 33, 35
  Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 31‑32
  Performance pay Mandatory 31‑32
Assets Management Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 33
Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 33
Consultants The annual report must include a summary statement detailing the number of new consultancy services contracts let during the year; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts let during the year (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were active in the reporting year; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST). The annual report must include a statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. Mandatory 34
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor‑General Mandatory 34
Exempt Contracts Contracts exempt from AusTender Mandatory 34
Financial Statements Financial Statements Mandatory 37‑81
Other mandatory information    
  Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 83
  Advertising and Market Research (section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 83
  Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 84
  Compliance with the agency’s obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory N/A
  Grant programs Mandatory 84
  Disability reporting — explicit and transparent reference to agency‑level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 35
  Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 83
  Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory N/A
  List of Requirements Mandatory 85‑88

Glossary

Activities
The actions/functions performed by agencies to deliver government policies.
Appropriation
An amount of public money that Parliament authorises for spending (that is, funds to be withdrawn from the Consolidated Revenue Fund). Parliament makes laws for appropriating money under the Annual Appropriation Acts and under Special Appropriations, with spending restricted to the purposes specified in the Appropriation Acts.
Consolidated Revenue Fund
The principal operating fund from which money is drawn to pay for the activities of the Government. Section 81 of the Australian Constitution provides that all revenue raised or monies received by the Executive Government forms one consolidated revenue fund from which appropriations are made for the purposes of the Australian Government.
Corporate governance
The process by which agencies are directed and controlled. It is generally understood to encompass authority, accountability, stewardship, leadership, direction and control.
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act)
The FMA Act sets out the financial management, accountability and audit obligations of agencies (including Departments) that are financially part of the Commonwealth (and form part of the Government Sector). A list of FMA Act agencies can be found on the Department of Finance website.
IGT website
The IGT website can be found at www.igt.gov.au.
Operations
Functions, services and processes performed in pursuing the objectives or discharging the functions of an agency
Outcomes
The results, impacts or consequence of actions by the Commonwealth on the Australian community
Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS)
Budget related papers detailing budget initiatives and explanations of appropriations specified by outcome and program by each agency within a portfolio
Programs
An activity or groups of activities that deliver benefits, services or transfer payments to individuals, industry/business or the community as a whole and are the primary vehicles for government agencies to achieve the intended results of their outcome statements.

Shortened forms

AASB
Australian Accounting Standards Board
AATSI
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
ANAO
Australian National Audit Office
APS
Australian Public Service
ATO
Australian Taxation Office
CEIs
Chief Executive Instructions
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
CFO
Chief Finance Officer
CPA
CPA Australia
CPRs
Commonwealth Procurement Rules
CTA
Corporate Tax Association
DCB
Departmental Capital Budgets
ECT
Excess Contributions Tax
EL1
Executive Level 1
ESL
English as a Second Language
FMA Act
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
FMOs
Finance Minister’s Orders
FOI Act
Freedom of Information Act 1982
GST
Goods and Services Tax
ICAA
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
IGT
Inspector­General of Taxation
IGT Act
Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003
IPS
Information Publication Scheme
IT
Information Technology
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PS Act
Public Service Act 1999
PSS
Public Sector Superannuation Scheme
PSSap
Public Sector Superannuation Scheme accumulation plan
SES
Senior Executive Service
SLA
Service Level Agreement
WHS Act
Work Health and Safety Act 2011