Better health and active ageing for all Australians.
Our role is to achieve the Government’s priorities (outcomes) for health and ageing. We do this by developing policies, managing programs, and undertaking research and regulation activities. We also lead and work with other government agencies, consumers and stakeholders. Discussion on our achievements and challenges in 2006-07 may be found in Part 2 — Performance Reporting
Highlights of 2006-07
In working to achieve better health and active ageing for all Australians, the Department:
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- administered a budget of $41.1 billion — nearly a fifth of the entire Federal Budget. This was a 7.1 per cent nominal increase over 2005-06 expenditure;
- distributed over 400,000 screening invitations to eligible Australians in all states and territories to raise awareness and enable early detection of bowel cancer (Outcome 1);
- improved the sustainability of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme through changes to the pricing of certain listed medicines (Outcome 2);
- provided more opportunities for radiation oncology workforce training in public and private facilities (Outcome 3);
- increased the ratio of operational aged care places to 109.3 places for every 1,000 people aged 70 years or over (Outcome 4);
- increased access to mental health care through the introduction of new Medicare Benefits Schedule items as part of the Government’s contribution to the Council of Australian Governments Mental Health Package (Outcome 5);
- developed new funding arrangements to ensure the viability of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which will enable the service to continue to deliver vital, often life-saving, health services to rural and remote communities (Outcome 6);
- assisted client access to the latest hearing aid technology through the review of device specifications (Outcome 7);
- replaced regular unleaded petrol with non-sniffable Opal fuel in 45 rural and regional sites, bringing the total number of sites receiving Opal fuel to 104 (Outcome 8);
- implemented a simplified legislative framework that enabled health insurers to expand their hospital products to cover a broader range of health care services such as chronic disease management and healthy lifestyle programs which may be provided outside the hospital (Outcome 9);
- enhanced Australia’s national health and research capacity through the administration of $435.8 million to 14 organisations (Outcome 10);
- improved services for people with a mental illness, their families and carers through the implementation of mental health care reforms (Outcome 11);
- supported the establishment of three new rural clinical schools, bringing the number of schools to 14 across the country (Outcome 12);
- negotiated Memoranda of Understanding and implementation plans for all states and territories to improve the care of older patients in public hospitals (Outcome 13); and
- successfully conducted Exercise Cumpston 06 — Australia’s largest ever health exercise and one of the first ‘whole-of-health system’ exercises on pandemic influenza (Outcome 15).
ABOUT THIS REPORT
This report is prepared in accordance with the Requirements for Annual Reports, as issued by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit under subsections 63(2) and 70(2) of the Public Service Act 1999
The report is a formal accountability document that details the Department’s activities during 2006–07 against the performance and financial information presented in Budget-related papers including: the 2006–07 Health and Ageing Portfolio Budget Statements;
the 2006–07 Health and Ageing Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements
; and the 2006–07 Health and Ageing Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements
Although the primary purpose of this report is to provide Members of Parliament and Senators with an accurate description of the Department’s activities during 2006–07, we recognise that it is also a valuable source of information for the community. We have endeavoured to provide readers with a useful and informative picture of the Department’s performance over the past twelve months.
2006-07 Annual Report
2006-07 Annual Report - Full Report (PDF 10101 KB)
Front Cover and Preliminaries
Cover and Preliminaries (PDF 5116 KB)
The 2006-07 Annual Report is in six parts and can be viewed in Portable Document Format (PDF). Please contact the Editor <email@example.com> if you require the Annual Report in another format.
PART 01 Overview
Part 01 provides an explanation of the Department's activities, highlighting the broad strategic directions and priorities for the Department, noting key issues and achievements during the year. This section includes the Secretary's Review, the Chief Medical Officer's Report, the Departmental Overview and the Departmental Structure.
Part 01 – Overview (PDF 1552 KB)
PART 02 Performance Reporting
Part 02 details the performance of the Department's fifteen outcomes in 2006-07, including major achievements and challenges. The Department's performance is reported against set targets outlined in the 2006-07 Health and Ageing Portfolio Budget Statements, and the 2006-07 Health and Ageing Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements. Each outcome chapter includes information on performance measures for administered items, departmental output groups and a financial resources summary table. See Outcome Reports one to fifteen for more information.
Financial Summaries and Whole-of-Department Performance Measures (PDF 1047 KB)
Outcome 1: Population Health (PDF 2269 KB)
Outcome 2: Access to Pharmaceutical Services (PDF 1900 KB)
Outcome 3: Access to Medical Services (PDF 1768 KB)
Outcome 4: Aged Care and Population Ageing (PDF 1366 KB)
Outcome 5: Primary Care (PDF 1210 KB)
Outcome 6: Rural Health (PDF 1112 KB)
Outcome 7: Hearing Services (PDF 980 KB)
Outcome 8: Indigenous Health (PDF 1185 KB)
Outcome 9: Private Health (PDF 1093 KB)
Outcome 10: Health System Capacity and Quality (PDF 1234 KB)
Outcome 11: Mental Health (PDF 1151 KB)
Outcome 12: Health Workforce Capacity (PDF 1154 KB)
Outcome 13: Acute Care (PDF 1317 KB)
Outcome 14: Health and Medical Research (PDF 1019 KB)
Outcome 15: Biosecurity and Emergency Response (PDF 1197 KB)
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PART 03 – Management Arrangements
Part 03 provides an explanation of the Department's management arrangements for corporate governance, people management, financial management, external liaison and scrutiny, internal audit arrangements, ministerial responsibilities and portfolio governance.
Part 03 – Management Arrangements (PDF 1450 KB)
PART 04 – Accountability Reporting
Part 04 provides a range of statistical and other information relating to advertising and market research, the Commonwealth Disability Strategy, consultancy services, discretionary grant programs, ecologically sustainable development, Freedom of Information, occupational health and saftey, and staffing.
Part 04 – Accountability Reporting (PDF 2484 KB)
PART 05 – Financial Statements
Part 05 contains the complete set of financial statements for the Department of Health and Ageing and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Part 05 – Financial Statements for the Department of Health and Ageing (PDF 5246 KB)
Part 05 – Financial Statements for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (PDF 3151 KB)
PART 06 – References
Part 06 includes the Department’s Contact Details, Acronyms and Glossary, Index, and P.S. Did You Know.
Part 06 – References (PDF 1704 KB)
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2006-07 Annual Report
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