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Annual Report - Preface


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 2005-06 against the performance information presented in the 2005-06 Health and Ageing Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) and the 2005-06 Health and Ageing Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES).

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 2005-06, we recognise that the report is also a valuable source of information for the community. In preparing this report, we have endeavoured to provide readers with a useful and informative picture of the Department’s performance over the past twelve months.

Structure of the Report

The Department’s 2005-06 Annual Report is in five parts:

Part One – Overview

Part One, which includes the Secretary’s Review, Chief Medical Officer’s Report and Departmental Overview, explains the Department’s activities, broad strategic directions and priorities, noting key issues and achievements during the year.

Part Two – Outcome Performance Reports

Part Two discusses the main activities of the Department’s twelve outcomes in 2005-06, including major achievements and challenges.

Performance targets for administered items and departmental output groups are reported by outcome, and report on the Department’s performance against specific targets detailed in the 2005-06 PBS and PAES.

Financial resource summary tables are also located within each outcome report, providing a useful summary of Budget estimates and actual expenses for 2005-06.

Part Three – Financial Statements

Part Three contains the complete set of financial statements for the Department of Health and Ageing and the Therapeutic Goods Administration Trust Account.

Part Four – Appendices
Part Four provides a range of statistical and other information relating to the Department and the Health and Ageing portfolio.

Part Five – References

Part Five includes the glossary and acronyms, and the index.

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