Appendix 5: Compliance with Australian Government Statutes and Policies

Under the Commonwealth Authorities (Annual Reporting) Orders 2011, Schedule 1, Clause 12, the TSRA is required to provide particulars of:

  • directions issued by the responsible Minister, or other Minister, under the enabling legislation of the TSRA or other legislation;
  • general policies of the Australian Government that were notified to the TSRA before 1 July 2008 under Section 28 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Company Act 1997 (Cth) and which continue to apply to the TSRA;
  • General Policy Orders that apply to the TSRA under Section 48A of the CAC Act.

Table 6-3 details the directions and government policies that apply to the TSRA;

Table 6-3 Compliance with Australian Government Direction and Policy

Direction and Government Policy Compliance
Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Act 2005 (Cth), including the Indigenous Affairs legislation Amendments Bills numbers 1 and 2 of 2011 Compliant, see Compliance index, section 7
Advertising and Market Research Compliant
Australian Competitive Grants register (ACGR) Not applicable
Competitive neutrality (CN) Compliant
Disability reporting Mechanisms Compliant
Energy Efficiency in Government Operations Compliant
Fraud Policy Compliant, the TSRA has a fraud control plan in place
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) Compliant
Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) Compliant, no breaches to Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) during 2012 - 2013
Protective Security Policy Framework Compliant, no breaches to the Protective Security Policy Framework during 2012 - 2013
Senate Continuing Order no.6, as varied by the senate on 3 December 1998 Compliant. No new files were created in 2012 - 2013. The TSRA is using an Electronic Document records Management system and is working with the National Archives to ensure that it continues to comply with this order.