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As a Native Title Representative Body (NTRB), the TSRA is required to provide an Annual Report of its operations and performance of Representative Body functions together with financial statements prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards, to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

The following table is the checklist of reporting requirements for 2012 - 2013 for an NTRB as supplied by the Land Programs Branch of FaHCSIA on 30 August 2013.

All CAC Act requirements have already been referenced in the Compliance Index.

Any inquiries relating to this Compliance Index can be directed to the Principal Legal Officer, Native Title Office, TSRA, by phone on (07) 4069 2581 or by email to info@tsra.gov.au .

Table 7-2 NTRB Compliance Index

Requirement Page Reference
Letter of Transmittal Page xv
Table of Contents Page xi - xiii
Index Page 218
Glossary Page 216
Contact Officer, Internet Home Page Address and Internet Address for the Report Page ii
Report by Chairperson Page 2
Report by Chief Executive Officer including: Page 6
  1. summary of significant issues and developments;
  2. overview of performance and financial results;
  3. outlook for the following year.
 
NTRB Overview Page 70 - 75
  1. overview description of NTRB
  2. role and functions
    1. legislation
    2. legislative functions
    3. Corporate Governance Policies
 
(c) organisational structure
(d)outcome and output structure
(e)Key features – strategic plan, operational plan
Report on Performance
  1.  
    1. of performance during the year in relation to strategic and operational plan and by function
    2. summary data on outputs. Discussion of outputs achieved.
Page 62 - 68
  1. narrative discussion and analysis of performance
    1. trend information
    2. factors, events or trends influencing performance
    3. significant changes in nature of principal functions/services
    4. performance against service charter/standards, complaints data and the NTRB's response to complaints
Page 70 - 75
  1. summary resources tables by outputs, budget / actual by main heads of expenditure and revenue
    1. discussion of analysis of NTRB's financial performance against budget
    2. discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from budget
Table 2-8
  1. developments since the end of financial year that have affected or may significantly affect the NTRB's operations in future.
The review of Native Title organisations is in progress and is due to report to Government in December 2013.
Corporate Governance – statement of the main practices in place
(a) name of the senior executive and their responsibilities  
  1. senior Management committees and their roles – separation of powers
    1. number of Board and Committee Meetings, attendance by Members
    2. training arrangements for Board Members
Page 110 - 127
(c) corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Page 131
(d) approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements in place to manage risks Page 130
(e) policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Page 125
(f) nature and amount or remuneration for senior management and how it is determined Page 174
External Scrutiny – Significant developments in external scrutiny
(a) judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Page 75
(b) evaluation and / or audit reports – findings and responses Page 140
(c) other external reviews FaHCSIA initiated review of the functions of all Native Title Organisations 2013.
Management of Human Resources – Assessment in effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to perform NTRB functions and achieve NTRB objectives
(a) workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Page 133
(b) training and development undertaken and its impact Page 133
(c) impact and features of Certified Agreements and AWA's Page 133
(d) occupational health and safety performance Page 133
(e) statistics on staffing Page 73
(f) indemnities and insurance premiums for officers Page 131
Consultants and Competitive tendering and Contracting
(a) competitive tendering and Contracting practices Page 13
(b) number of consultancy services contracts let and total expenditure on consultancy services Page 74
Page 194 - 195
Financial Statements
(a) auditor's report Page 140 - 141
(b) statement by Governing Committee and CEO Page 142
(c) financial statements Page 144 - 148
(d) notes to financial statements Page 150 - 184
Other information
(a) index Page 218