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Part 5: Other information

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 2012-13, 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 Freedom of Information Act 1982 (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 and has replaced the former requirement to publish a section 8 statement in an annual report. Each agency must publish a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the IPS requirements.

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

Advertising and market research

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

Table 8: Advertising costs for 2012-13
Purpose Vendor Cost ($)
Business advertising Adcorp Australia Limited 40,299
Total   40,299

The IGT incurred the above 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 2012-13.

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
  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 program structure Mandatory
  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
  Portfolio structure Portfolio departments — mandatory
Report on Performance
  Review of performance during the year in relation to programs 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
  Social inclusion outcomes If applicable, mandatory
  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 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 Accountability
Corporate Governance
  Agency heads are required to certify that their agency comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines. 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 planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested
  Approach adopted to identify areas of significant financial or operational risk 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 Mandatory
  Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory
Management of Human Resources
  Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory
  Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested
  Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested
  Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested
  Work health and safety performance Suggested
  Productivity gains Suggested
  Statistics on staffing 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 exempt from AusTender 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 programs 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
  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 CRF). 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 (CRF)
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 at: www.finance.gov.au/financial-framework/fma-legislation/fma-agencies.html.
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.

Acronyms

AASB
Australian Accounting Standards Board
AATSI
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
ADR
Alternative Dispute Resolution
ANAO
Australian National Audit Office
APS
Australian Public Service
ATO
Australian Taxation Office
CDDA
Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration
CEI
Chief Executive Instructions
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
CFO
Chief Finance Officer
CPRs
Commonwealth Procurement Rules
CRF
Consolidated Revenue Fund
CTA
Corporate Tax Association
CTM
Corporate Tax Manager
DCB
Departmental Capital Budgets
ECT
Excess Contributions Tax
EL1
Executive Level 1
EL2
Executive Level 2
ESL
English as a Second Language
FMA Act
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
FOI
Freedom of Information
FOI Act
Freedom of Information Act 1982
FMO
Finance Minister’s Orders
GAAR
General Anti-Avoidance Rules
GST
Goods and Services Tax
ICAA
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
IGT
Inspector-General of Taxation
IGT Act
Inspector-General of Taxation Act 2003
IPA
Institute of Public Accountants
IPS
Information Publication Scheme
IT
Information Technology
JCPAA
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
PBS
Portfolio Budget Statements
PS Act
Public Service Act 1999
PSS
Public Sector Superannuation Scheme
PSSap
Public Sector Superannuation Scheme accumulation plan
PwC
PricewaterhouseCoopers
SAP
Substituted Accounting Period
SES
Senior Executive Service
SLA
Service Level Agreement
SME
Small and Medium Enterprise
TIA
The Tax Institute
UNSW
University of New South Wales
WHS Act
Work Health and Safety Act 2011