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:
|Business advertising||Mitchell and Partners Australia Pty Ltd||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.
No discretionary grant programmes are administered by the IGT.
List of requirements
|Letter of transmittal||Mandatory|
|Table of contents||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|
|Role and functions||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Statistics on staffing||Mandatory|
|Statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous||Mandatory|
|Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs||Mandatory|
|Assessment of effectiveness of assets management||If applicable, mandatory|
|Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles||Mandatory|
|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|
|Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender||Mandatory|
|Procurement initiatives to support small business||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|
|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|
- The actions/functions performed by agencies to deliver government policies.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The functions, services and processes performed in pursuing the objectives or discharging the functions of an agency.
- The results, impacts or consequence of actions by the Commonwealth on the Australian community.
- Portfolio Budget
- The Budget related papers detailing budget initiatives and explanations of appropriations specified by outcome and program by each agency within a portfolio.
- 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.
- Accountable Authority
- Accountable Authority’s Instructions
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- alternative dispute resolution
- Australian National Audit Office
- Australian Public Service
- Australian Taxation Office
- Chief Finance Officer
- Commissioner of Taxation
- House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue
- Commonwealth Procurement Rules
- Executive Level 1
- English as a Second Language
- Federal Court
- Federal Court of Australia
- FOI Act
- Freedom of Information Act 1982
- Goods and Services Tax
- high wealth individual
- Inspector-General of Taxation
- IGT Act
- Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003
- Information Publication Scheme
- Information Technology
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Commonwealth Ombudsman
- PGPA Act
- Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
- Senior Executive Service
- Service Level Agreement
- Small and Medium Enterprises
- Tax Practitioners
- Tax agents and business activity statement agents
- Tax Practitioners Board
- Tax File Number
- WHS Act
- Work Health and Safety Act 2011