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 (WHS Act). During 2014–15, the IGT received no accident and incident reports. No notices were given under sections 90, 191 or 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.

The IGT’s IPS plan can be found at www.igt.gov.au.

Advertising and market research

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

Table 10: Advertising costs for 2014–15
Purpose Vendor Cost ($)
Business advertising Mitchell and Partners Australia Pty Ltd 1,080
Total   1,080

The IGT incurred the above non-campaign advertising costs to alert members of the public of the transfer of complaints function to the IGT. No market research costs were incurred during 2014–15.

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 programmes are administered by the IGT.

List of requirements

Description Requirement
Introduction
Letter of transmittal Mandatory
Table of contents Mandatory
Index Mandatory
Glossary Mandatory
Contact officer(s) Mandatory
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory
Review by Agency Head   
Review by Agency Head Mandatory
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested
Overview of agency’s performance and financial results Suggested
Outlook for following year Suggested
Significant issues and developments – portfolio Portfolio departments – suggested
Agency overview   
Role and functions Mandatory
Organisational structure Mandatory
Outcome and programme structure Mandatory
Where outcome and programme 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
Portfolio structure Portfolio departments mandatory
Report on Performance   
Review of performance during the year in relation to programmes and contribution to outcomes Mandatory
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory
Trend information Mandatory
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the agency’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory
Discussion and analysis of the agency’s financial performance Mandatory
Discussion of any significant changes in financial results from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations. Mandatory
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory
Management and Accountability   
Corporate governance   
Agency heads are required to certify their agency’s actions in dealing with fraud. Mandatory
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested
Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested
Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested
External scrutiny   
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory
Management of Human Resources   
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory
Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) Suggested
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested
Work health and safety performance Suggested
Productivity gains Suggested
Statistics on staffing Mandatory
Statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous Mandatory
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory
Performance pay Mandatory
Assets management    
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory
Purchasing    
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory
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
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses    
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory
Exempt contracts    
Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory
Small business    
Procurement initiatives to support small business Mandatory
Financial Statements    
Financial Statements Mandatory
Other Mandatory Information    
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory
Compliance with the agency’s obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory
Grant programmes Mandatory
Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory
Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory
List of Requirements Mandatory

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.

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act)

The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 replaced the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 on 1 July 2014. As the primary piece of Commonwealth resource management legislation, the PGPA Act establishes a coherent system of governance and accountability for public resources, with an emphasis on planning, performance and reporting.

The PGPA Act applies to all Commonwealth entities and Commonwealth companies. A list of Commonwealth entities and companies can be found at: www.finance.gov.au/sites/default/files/wp/pgpa_flipchart.pdf?v=2.
IGT website
The IGT website can be found at www.igt.gov.au.
Operations
The 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)
The Budget related papers detailing budget initiatives and explanations of appropriations specified by outcome and program by each agency within a portfolio.
Programmes
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

AA
Accountable Authority
AAI
Accountable Authority’s Instructions
AAT
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
ATSI
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
ADR
alternative dispute resolution
ANAO
Australian National Audit Office
APS
Australian Public Service
ATO
Australian Taxation Office
CFO
Chief Finance Officer
Commissioner
Commissioner of Taxation
Committee
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue
CPRs
Commonwealth Procurement Rules
EL1
Executive Level 1
ESL
English as a Second Language
Federal Court
Federal Court of Australia
FOI Act
Freedom of Information Act 1982
GST
Goods and Services Tax
HWI
high wealth individual
IGT
Inspector-General 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
Ombudsman
Commonwealth Ombudsman
PGPA Act
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
SES
Senior Executive Service
SLA
Service Level Agreement
SMEs
Small and Medium Enterprises
Tax Practitioners
Tax agents and business activity statement agents
TPB
Tax Practitioners Board
TFN
Tax File Number
WHS Act
Work Health and Safety Act 2011