About this report

This is the Secretary’s report to the Minister for Finance on the performance of the Department of Finance for the financial year 2016–17.

The report has been prepared in accordance with Resource Management Guide 135 Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

Guide to this report

The introduction contains the Secretary’s review, including the highlights, challenges, and priorities for the year ahead. It also provides a snapshot of the department’s key achievements during the reporting period and details about its purposes and people.

The overview provides an overview of the department, including its purposes, role and functions, operating environment, people, ministers, the executive, the outcomes and program structure and the portfolio structure.

The performance section contains the Annual Performance Statements and a review of the department’s performance against the Corporate Plan 2016–17 and Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17. It also contains the report on financial performance.

The management and accountability section reports on corporate governance, external scrutiny, management of human resources, asset management, procurement, and environmental performance

The financial statements section contains the department’s audited financial statements for 2016–17.

The appendices contain information required under specific legislation as well as additional information on specific areas of the department.

Links to abbreviations, acronyms, a glossary and the compliance index can be found on the annual report home page.

Last updated: 06 November 2017