Year in review

AEC overview

Report on performance: Program 1.1 Electoral roll management

Report on performance: Program 1.2 Election management and support services

Report on performance: Program 1.3 Education and communication

Management and accountability

Financial statements



List of requirements

Updated: 20 October 2011
Requirement Location
General details  
Letter of transmittal iii
Table of contents v
Index 239
Glossary 234
Contact officer(s) vii
Internet home page address and Internet address for report vii
Electoral Commissioner's review  
Review by Electoral Commissioner 2–5
Overview description of the AEC 12–20
Role and functions 12
Organisational structure 16–17
Outcome and program structure 13–14
Where outcome and program structures differ from Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS)/Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation Bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change 14
Report on performance  
Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes 28–99
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in the PBS or other portfolio statements 28–99
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change 14
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance 28–99 110–114
Trend information 28–99
Performance of purchaser–provider arrangements n/a
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services n/a
Factors, events or trends influencing AEC performance 2–5
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives 105–106
Social inclusion outcomes 108
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the AEC's response to complaints 107–108
Discussion and analysis of the AEC's financial performance 21
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from budget 21
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes 188–191
Developments since the end of the financial year that have affected or may significantly affect the AEC's operations or financial results in future 22
Management and accountability  
Corporate governance 103–109
Electoral Commissioner's certification that the AEC complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 231
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place 103–106
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities 16–17
Senior management committees and their roles 102
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review 103–106
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk 105–106
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards 106–107
How nature and amount of remuneration for Senior Executive Service officers is determined 107
External scrutiny 115–120
Significant developments in external scrutiny 115
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals 115–120
Reports by the Auditor-General, a parliamentary committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman 115–120
Management of human resources 121–130
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives 121–130
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention 123–125
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) 126–127
Training and development undertaken and its impact 122
Occupational health and safety performance 128
Productivity gains 121–131
Statistics on staffing 192–196
Enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs 126–127
Performance pay 127
Assets management 132
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management 132
Purchasing 133
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles 133
Consultants 134 222–223
Summary statement 134
Information on contracts and consultancies is available through AusTender 134
Additional information in required proforma 222–223
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General 134
Contracts exempt from the AusTender 134
Financial Statements 138–185
Other mandatory reporting  
Occupational health and safety (s.74 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991) 128 197–201
Freedom of Information (s.8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982) 202–205
Advertising and Market Research (s.311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns 206
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (s.516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) 220–221
Grant programs 134
Disability reporting 109
Correction of material errors in previous annual report None to report
List of requirements 236–238