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Reporting

Legal Services Expenditure

This is a statement of legal services expenditure by the Commonwealth Grants Commission for the 2017-18 financial year, published in compliance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017.

Total external legal services expenditure for the 2017-18 financial year was $11,702.33. Total external legal services expenditure comprised solely of external expenditure on professional fees. There was no internal legal services expenditure for the 2017-18 financial year.

 

Executive Remuneration

As a Commonwealth Entity we provide an annual update on the remuneration paid to the executives in the CGC. Details for the relevant reporting periods are outlined in the table below.

Reporting Period Executives No. Average Reportable Salary Average Contributed Superannuation Average Allowances Average Bonus Paid Average Total Remuneration
2017-18 4 $229,569 $44,860 $27,567 $13,124 $315,120
2016-17 3 $223,879 $42,623 $28,173 $13,011 $307,685

The table includes executives who have ceased during the period or who are inoperative.

 

Senate Order for Entity Contracts

The Senate Order for entity contracts requires non-corporate Commonwealth Entities to list all procurement contracts of $100,000 or more on the AusTender website, and list non-procurement contracts on their entity websites.

Procurement contracts

You can find a list of our procurement contracts on the AusTender Senate Order Report. This is a list of contracts entered into by the Commonwealth Grants Commission that have:

  • a value of $100,000 or more
  • not been fully performed in the reporting period or were entered into during the reporting period.

Non-procurement contracts

No non-procurement contracts were entered into by the CGC during the reporting period.

Estimated cost of complying with this order

It is estimated that the cost of complying with this order for this period is $500.

Method used to estimate the cost

Applying average salary and on-costs to the number of hours spent by staff across various classifications to collect and analyse the information.

 

Senate Order for Departmental File Lists

The Senate agreed on 14 November 1994 to a motion by Senator Harradine requiring that each Minister table indexed lists of file titles created by Central Offices of each department or agency he or she administers. The lists are to be tabled twice a year, once in the spring sittings, comprising file titles created in the preceding July to December, and once in the Autumn sittings, comprising titles created in the preceding January to June.

The Order was varied by the Senate on 3 December 1998 and now requires that each department and agency provide, on its Internet home page, access to an indexed list of all relevant files created; and tabling of a letter from the Portfolio Minister to the President of the Senate, advising that such indexed lists have been placed on the Internet.

In addition, under the terms of the order, "relevant files" include those relating to policy advising functions, the development of legislation and matters of public administration. Case related files, those related to internal administration of a department or agency, and those files transferred to the Australian Archives, are specifically excluded.

File List 1 January to 30 June 2018 (PDF 372 KB)

File List 1 January to 30 June 2018 (DOCX 32 KB)

File List 1 July to 31 December 2017 (PDF 189 KB)

File List 1 July to 31 December 2017 (DOCX 34 KB)

 

Freedom of Information

From 1 May 2011, the Commonwealth Grants Commission is required by section 11C of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to disclose access decisions through a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log provides access to information which has been released in response to an FOI access request.

The information that will be described in the disclosure log will be information released by the CGC under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access.

Detailed information about FOI can be found at the website for the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

FOI requests

Requests to access documents must be in writing and must provide enough information about the documents sought to enable the CGC to identify them.

Requests should be lodged by secretary [at] cgc.gov.au (subject: FOI%20Request%3A) (email).

A link is provided to the disclosure log where the information can be downloaded from this, or another, website. 

Fees and charges

There is no fee for making a request but the Freedom of Information Act 1982 provides that charges may be imposed for processing requests.

A charge may be imposed to reimburse the CGC for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information or sending it to you. We will try to meet all reasonable requests for an alternative format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.

 

Information Publication Scheme

The Information Publication Scheme (IPS) is established by Part II of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 with effect from 1 May 2011. The IPS aims to transform the freedom of information framework from one that responds to individual requests for access to documents to one that requires agencies to take a proactive approach to publishing information. You can find out more about the IPS on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.

Under the Information Publication Scheme:

  • Australian Government agencies are required to publish agency plans
  • specific categories of information must be published
  • agencies may proactively publish other government information.

Agency Plan

IPS Agency Plan (PDF 668 KB)

IPS Agency Plan (DOCX 108 KB)

As per the Agency Plan, the CGC publishes the following information holdings:

 

CGC Budget Statements

Portfolio Budget Statements for the Commonwealth Grants Commission.

 

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