Annual Report 2013–14

About this report

This report describes AEC activities and services for the financial year ending 30 June 2014. It informs all Australians – including members of parliament, political parties, interest groups, candidates, electoral authorities, government agencies, students, teachers, and the media – about the AEC’s performance against its outcome, programmes, deliverables and key performance indicators in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2013–14.

The report accords with the requirements of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, the Public Service Act 1999 and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Requirements for Annual Reports.

This report has six sections:

1. The year in review – Summary of key developments and trends, including a review by Acting Electoral Commissioner, Tom Rogers.

2. About the AEC – Role, values, structure, programmes and outcome.

3. Report on performance – Work and achievements for each AEC programme with key performance outcomes over three years.

4. Governance and accountability – Internal and external measures of management, accountability and governance.

5. Managing resources and assets – The AEC workforce, information technology, asset and contract management, and financial performance for 2013–14, including audited financial statements.

6. Reference material – Supporting figures, tables and information including a glossary and index.

Case studies throughout the report highlight details of particular developments, activities and outcomes for the year.

The design of this report is based on the theme of ‘transparency’ and features the purple stripes of the ballot box, reflecting a year in which the AEC was focused on election delivery.

Tools to assist readers

This online report features an interactive menu on the left of the screen. Place your cursor over the icons to see menu options. The AEC logo above the menu links to the AEC website. The home icon on the top right links to the report home page.

The previous page and next page links at the bottom of each page will guide you through the entire report.

Each section of the report contains an overview and interactive menus to assist navigation. Table links open each table in a pop-up window.

Readers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can contact the AEC through the National Relay Service (NRS).

  • TTY users phone 133 677 and ask for 13 23 26.
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 and ask for 13 23 26.
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS and ask for 13 23 26.

Telephone interpreter services are available in 18 languages


Produced by: Australian Electoral Commission

Project managed by: Cate Pettit

Designed by: Tim McLaren

Website by: Ryan Bray

ISSN: 0814–4508

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© Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Warning. This report may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.