Contents

Year in review

AEC overview

Report on performance: Outcome 1

Report on performance: Outcome 2

Report on performance: Outcome 3

Management and accountability

Appendices

References

Financial statements

Text descriptions of figures

Updated: 25 November 2010

Figure 1 Organisation chart as at 30 June 2010

Branches
Branch Functions
Finance and Business Services Branch
  • Financial Management
  • Procurement
  • National Property Unit
  • Workplace Services and Security
Legal and Compliance Branch
  • Legal Services
  • Funding and Disclosure
  • Ministerial, Parliamentary and Information Services
Industrial Elections (National oversight)
  • Protected action ballots
Elections Branch
  • Election Policy and Procedures
  • Election Services Delivery
  • Voter Services Delivery
Roll Management Branch
  • National Roll Program Analysis, Measurement and Innovation
  • Systems Design and Support
  • National Roll Program Delivery
Educations and Communications Branch
  • Media and Public Awareness
  • Education
  • Internal Communications and Publishing Services
Fee-For-Service Elections

n/a

Strategic Capability Branch
  • Strategic Research and Analysis
  • Electoral Policy and Reform
  • International Services
  • Indigenous Electoral Participation Program
  • Project Management Office
Information Technology Branch
  • ICT Infrastructure Management
  • Enterprise and IT Governance
  • IT Solutions (Elections, Funding and Communications)
  • IT Solutions (Roll Function)
People Services Branch
  • Employee Services
  • Governance, Systems and Organisational Reporting
  • People Capability, Policy and Projects

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Executive
Position Held by Reports to Branch
Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn n/a n/a
Deputy Electoral Commissioner Paul Dacey Electoral Commissioner n/a
First Assistant Commissioner Barbara Davis Deputy Electoral Commissioner n/a
First Assistant Commissioner Kevin Kitson Deputy Electoral Commissioner n/a
Chief Finance Officer Rachel Harris Deputy Electoral Commissioner Finance and Business Services Branch
Chief Legal Officer Paul Pirani Deputy Electoral Commissioner Legal and Compliance Branch
Program Manager Doug Orr First Assistant Commissioner (Barbara Davis) Industrial Elections (National oversight)
Assistant Commissioner Marie Neilson First Assistant Commissioner (Barbara Davis) Elections Branch
Assistant Commissioner Pablo Carpay First Assistant Commissioner (Barbara Davis) Roll Management Branch
Assistant Commissioner Kathy Mitchell First Assistant Commissioner (Barbara Davis) Education and Communications Branch
Program Manager Jenni McMullan First Assistant Commissioner (Kevin Kitson) Fee-For-Service Elections (National oversight)
Assistant Commissioner Dr Cheryl McRae First Assistant Commissioner (Kevin Kitson) Strategic Capability Branch
Special Adviser Electoral Reform and International Services Michael Maley Assistant Commissioner (Strategic Capability Branch) Strategic Capability Branch
Assistant Commissioner Tim Courtney First Assistant Commissioner (Kevin Kitson) Information Technology Branch
Assistant Commissioner Neal Mason First Assistant Commissioner (Kevin Kitson) People Services Branch

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State/Territory Management, AEO/State Manager
Name State/Territory No. divisions
Doug Orr NSW* 49
Jenni McMullan Victoria 37
Anne Bright Queensland 30
Peter Kramer Western Australia 15
Dr Chris Drury South Australia 11
Sandra Riordan (a/g) Tasmania 5
Robert Pugsley (a/g) Northern Territory 2

* The ACT has two divisions that are managed by the NSW State Manager. During election periods, an AEO for the ACT is appointed.

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Program Managers and the Commission
Program Managers Chairperson: the Hon Peter Heerey QC
Electoral Commissioner: Ed Killesteyn
Non-judicial Member: Brian Pink
Commission Elections: Marie Neilson
Roll Management: Pablo Carpay
Electoral Education: Kathy Mitchell
Industrial Elections: Doug Orr
Fee-For-Service Elections: Jenni McMullan

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Figure 2 Electoral divisions

Figure 2 Electoral divisions
State/territory No. divisions Divisions
New South Wales 48
  • Banks
  • Barton
  • Bennelong
  • Berowra
  • Blaxland
  • Bradfield
  • Calare
  • Charlton
  • Chifley
  • Cook
  • Cowper
  • Cunningham
  • Dobell
  • Eden-Monaro
  • Farrer
  • Fowler
  • Gilmore
  • Grayndler
  • Greenway
  • Hughes
  • Hume
  • Hunter
  • Kingsford Smith
  • Lindsay
  • Lyne
  • Macarthur
  • Mackellar
  • Macquarie
  • McMahon
  • Mitchell
  • Newcastle
  • New England
  • North Sydney
  • Page
  • Parkes
  • Parramatta
  • Paterson
  • Reid
  • Richmond
  • Riverina
  • Robertson
  • Shortland
  • Sydney
  • Throsby
  • Warringah
  • Watson
  • Wentworth
  • Werriwa
Victoria 37
  • Aston
  • Ballarat
  • Batman
  • Bendigo
  • Bruce
  • Calwell
  • Casey
  • Chisholm
  • Corangamite
  • Corio
  • Deakin
  • Dunkley
  • Flinders
  • Gellibrand
  • Gippsland
  • Goldstein
  • Gorton
  • Higgins
  • Holt
  • Hotham
  • Indi
  • Isaacs
  • Jagajaga
  • Kooyong
  • Lalor
  • La Trobe
  • McEwen
  • McMillan
  • Mallee
  • Maribyrnong
  • Melbourne
  • Melbourne Ports
  • Menzies
  • Murray
  • Scullin
  • Wannon
  • Wills
Queensland 30
  • Blair
  • Bonner
  • Bowman
  • Brisbane
  • Capricornia
  • Dawson
  • Dickson
  • Fadden
  • Fairfax
  • Fisher
  • Flynn
  • Forde
  • Griffith
  • Groom
  • Herbert
  • Hinkler
  • Kennedy
  • Leichhardt
  • Lilley
  • Longman
  • Maranoa
  • McPherson
  • Moncrieff
  • Moreton
  • Oxley
  • Petrie
  • Rankin
  • Ryan
  • Wide Bay
  • Wright
Western Australia 15
  • Brand
  • Canning
  • Cowan
  • Curtin
  • Durack
  • Forrest
  • Fremantle
  • Hasluck
  • Moore
  • O’Connor
  • Pearce
  • Perth
  • Stirling
  • Swan
  • Tangney
South Australia 11
  • Adelaide
  • Barker
  • Boothby
  • Grey
  • Hindmarsh
  • Kingston
  • Makin
  • Mayo
  • Port Adelaide
  • Sturt
  • Wakefield
Tasmania 5
  • Bass
  • Braddon
  • Denison
  • Franklin
  • Lyons
Australian Capital Territory 2
  • Canberra
  • Fraser
Northern Territory 2
  • Lingiari
  • Solomon

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Figure 3 Size of the electoral roll and estimated participation rate, October 2004 to June 2010

Figure 3 Size of the electoral roll and estimated participation rate, October 2004 to June 2010
  Electors enrolled Proportion of eligible Australians enrolled
9 October 2004 13 021 230 91.5%
30 June 2005 13 114 475 91.5%
30 June 2006 13 081 539 90.2%
30 June 2007 13 451 214 91.6%
24 November 2007 13 645 073 92.3%
30 June 2008 13 762 570 92.2%
30 June 2009 13 892 562 91.9%
30 June 2010 13 901 840 89.7%

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Figure 4 Components of enrolment activity, 2004–05 to 2009–10

Figure 4 Components of enrolment activity, 2004–05 to 2009–10
  2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
New enrolments 11% 12% 16% 12% 17% 13%
Re-enrolments 10% 7% 12% 11% 4% 7%
Change in enrolment details 54% 57% 53% 56% 58% 54%
No change to enrolment data 6% 5% 5% 9% 7% 6%
Objections 14% 15% 11% 8% 7% 15%
Deaths 4% 4% 4% 4% 6% 5%

Note: The enrolment activities presented in this figure are:

  • new enrolments – additions to the electoral roll of individuals who have become eligible to enrol and who have not previously been on the electoral roll
  • re-enrolments – additions to the electoral roll of individuals who have previously been removed from the roll
  • change in enrolment details – alterations to an individual's details as a result of intrastate, interstate or intra-division amendment or movement
  • no change to enrolment details – cases where an individual returned an enrolment form but their enrolment details did not need to be altered
  • objections – removals of individuals from the electoral roll on the basis that they do not live at their enrolled address or no longer have an entitlement to be enrolled
  • deaths – removals of the names of people who have died.

The following have not been included in this figure as they make up less than one percent of enrolment activity in any given year:

  • duplications – deletion of enrolment details from the electoral roll where an individual is enrolled more than once, due to administrative errors in the most part
  • cancellations – removals of individuals from the electoral roll who have not maintained their eligibility status for enrolment under the Electoral Act
  • re-instatements – addition to the electoral roll of an individual who was deleted in error while still entitled to be on the roll.

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Figure 5 Target and actual participation rate for 18–25-year-olds, 2004–05 to 2009–10

Figure 5 Target and actual participation rate for 18–25-year-olds, 2004–05 to 2009–10
  2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Target participation rate 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80%
Actual participation rate 81.4% 76.7% 80.2% 82.0% 81.0% 77.5%

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Figure 6 Target and actual rate of new citizens enrolling within three months of attending a citizenship ceremony, 2004–05 to 2009–10

Figure 6 Target and actual rate of new citizens enrolling within three months of attending a citizenship ceremony, 2004–05 to 2009–10
  2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Target enrolment rate 95% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95%
Actual enrolment rate 90% 88% 93% 90% 92% 94%

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Figure 7 Trends in fee-for-service elections and ballots conducted each year, 2005–06 to 2009–10

Figure 7 Trends in fee-for-service elections and ballots conducted each year, 2005–06 to 2009–10
  2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Fee-for-service elections 55 72 66 144 122

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Figure 8 Trends in demand for industrial elections, 2006–07 to 2009–10

Figure 8 Trends in demand for industrial elections, 2006–07 to 2009–10
  2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Industrial elections 421 388 294 347 265

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Figure 9 Trends in demand for protected action ballots, 2006–07 to 2009–10

Figure 9 Trends in demand for protected action ballots, 2006–07 to 2009–10
  2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Industrial elections 152 314 230 661

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Figure 10 Trends in National Electoral Education Centre visitor numbers, 2000–01 to 2009–10

Figure 10 Trends in National Electoral Education Centre visitor numbers, 2000–01 to 2009–10
  2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Visits 60 475 65 209 68 756 68 899 71 588 69 108 76 284 78 081 82 631 90 130

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Figure 11 Planning, operating and reporting framework

Figure 11 Planning, operating and reporting framework
Item Informs
Performance outcomes Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan (rolling five year) National Business Plan
National Business Plan (annual) State, territory and branch business plans; Election Preparation Program
State, territory and branch business plans (annual) Work area plans, Annual Report, Election Preparation Program
Work area plans (annual) Individual Performance Plans
Individual Performance Plans (annual) n/a
Environmental scan (rolling five year) Strategic Plan, Portfolio Budget Additional Estimates Statements
Risk Management Plan (rolling two year) Strategic Plan, Portfolio Budget Additional Estimates Statements
Portfolio Budget Statement (annual) Strategic Plan, Portfolio Budget Additional Estimates Statements
Portfolio Budget Additional Estimates Statements Annual Report
Annual Report n/a
Enabling legislation Strategic Plan, other inputs
Other inputs e.g. Corporate IT Plan Strategic Plan
Election Preparation Program (rolling four year) National Business Plan; state, territory and branch business plans

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Figure 12 Priorities of the Investing In Our People Program

The figure is laid out against a tree. At the root of the tree are three bubbles. They say 'Program background', 'What's available to me?' and 'How can I get involved?'. The trunk of the tree is the silhouette of a person. Between the person's outspread arms are numbers one to six. The numbers are linked to the leaves of the tree, which say:

  1. Leadership & communication
  2. Learning & development
  3. Performance management
  4. Fair & objective decision making
  5. Engagement & job satisfaction
  6. Innovation & change

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Figure 13 Vacancies advertised in 2009–10

Figure 13 Vacancies advertised in 2009–10
  Vacancies advertised
July 2009 9
August 2009 6
September 2009 17
October 2009 25
November 2009 5
December 2009 2
January 2010 20
February 2010 23
March 2010 7
April 2010 14
May 2010 14
June 2010 9

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Figure 14 Diversity target groups as a proportion of total staff, 2005–06 to 2009–10

Figure 14 Diversity target groups as a proportion of total staff, 2005–06 to 2009–10
  2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
CLDB 39 55 49 6 53
ATSI 7 10 7 57 6
PWD 15 16 14 15 14

ATSI = people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds; CLDB = self-identified people from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds; PWD = people with disabilities. A staff member could be classified under more than one heading.

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Figure 15 Male and female employees as a proportion of total staff, 2005–06 to 2009–10

Figure 15 Male and female employees as a proportion of total staff, 2005–06 to 2009–10
  2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Male 316 338 288 229 200
Female 478 540 514 535 594

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