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This Annual Report is prepared in accordance with section 144ZB of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cth) and all other sections; the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (Cth) section 46; and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (Cth).

As a corporate Commonwealth entity, the TSRA is also required to prepare an annual report in accordance with the requirements of other legislation, namely the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth), the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth).

Table 7-1 details the reporting requirements and provides the location of the relevant information within this Annual Report.

Any enquiries relating to the compliance index can be directed to the TSRA by phone on (07) 4069 0700 or (toll free) 1800 079 093, or by email to info@tsra.gov.au.

Table 7-1: TSRA compliance index

GUIDING LEGISLATION REQUIREMENT PAGE REFERENCE
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ACT 2005 (CTH) – SECTION 144ZB
(2)   Certain matters must be included in the Annual Report. The TSRA must include in each Annual Report details of:
  • Any directions given by the Minister under section 142E
  • 100
  • Any consultants engaged under section 144T
  • 180-2
(3)   Report must include details of grants. If a grant was made by the TSRA during a financial year to an individual or body, then, in addition to the matters referred to in subsections (1) and (2), the annual report for that year must set out:
  • The name of the individual or body
  • 178-9
  • The amount and purpose of grant
  • 178-9
(4)   Report must not disclose sacred matters:
  • The TSRA must not disclose in any annual report any matters known by the TSRA to be held sacred by Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal persons
  • 135
(5)   Report must include certain details about consultants
  • If an annual report gives details of a consultant engaged under section 144T, the report must set out any significant differences between the terms and conditions on which that consultant was engaged and the standard terms and conditions for the engagement of consultants by the TSRA as set out in the instrument referred to in subsection 144T(3)
  • 182

Table 7-1: TSRA compliance index

GUIDING LEGISLATION REQUIREMENT   PAGE REFERENCE
PUBLIC GOVERNANCE, PERFORMANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RULE 2014
Approval of the report by directors Section 17BB xvii
Parliamentary standards of presentation Section 17BC Throughout
Plain English and clear design Section 17BD Throughout
Enabling legislation Paragraph 17BE(a) 98
Legislated objects and functions Paragraph 17BE(b)(i) 98-9
Purpose Paragraph 17BE(b)(ii) 15
Responsible minister Paragraph 17BE(c) 99
Ministerial directions Paragraph 17BE(d) and (f) 100
Government policy orders Paragraphs 17BE(e) and (f) n/a – no policy orders issued
Annual performance statements Paragraph 17BE(g) 15-20
Significant issues related to financial compliance Paragraph 17BE(h) and (i) 130
Information about the accountable authority Paragraph 17BE(j) 106-16, 118-19
Organisational structure Paragraph 17BE(k) 176
Location Paragraph 17BE(l) 84
Governance arrangements Paragraph 17BE(m) 106, 120, 121, 123, 128-31
Related entity transactions Paragraphs 17BE(n) and (o) n/a
Significant activities and changes affecting operations or structure Paragraph 17BE(p) n/a
Judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals Paragraph 17BE(q) 101
Reports by the Auditor-General, a parliamentary committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner Paragraph 17BE(r) 130
Information from subsidiaries Paragraph 17BE(s) n/a
Indemnity and insurance Paragraph 17BE(t) 130
Compliance index Paragraph 17BE(u) 186-7
OTHER REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 Section 311A 177
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Section 516A 126-7
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Schedule 2, Part 4 132