The Auditor-General is responsible for managing the ANAO within the arrangements of the broader Australian Public Service. These obligations are met by being transparent and reporting on the ANAO activities and operations.

Accountability and reporting

Auditor-General’s disclosure of expenses

The Auditor-General discloses publicly any expenses incurred to ensure transparency. The Auditor-General’s expenses are disclosed every six months.

Executive remuneration

In response to an increasing level of interest from the Parliament and the public to provide greater transparency of remuneration of senior executives and other highly-paid officials, the ANAO publishes additional information that is externally audited, to what must be reported in the financial statements on key management personnel remuneration under the accounting standards.

Gifts and benefits

The ANAO gifts and benefits policy recommends that ANAO employees do not accept any gifts or benefits in their role as an employee of the ANAO. Employees are required to report any offered gift or benefit (whether accepted or refused) within ten business days of the offer being made, through an internal gifts and benefits register. The data collected through the register is reported to the ANAO’s Executive Board of Management, and a subset of the data is reported publicly, twice per year.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The ANAO confirms its commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the development and implementation of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Annual procurement plan

The information in the annual procurement plan, which is available on AusTender, is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by the Government to purchase the described property or services. All planned procurements are subject to revision or cancellation.

Statement of legal service expenditure

Legal Services Expenditure Report 2017–18

Totals

Total (External + Internal) Expenditure

$879,219.00

Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure

$271,500.00

Total External Legal Services Expenditure

$607,719.00

Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure

Total value of briefs to Counsel

$97,522.00

Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel)

$1,126.00

Total value of professional fees paid

$509,071.00

Total External Legal Services Expenditure

$607,719.00

Counsel

Number of direct briefs to male Counsel

0

Number of direct briefs to female Counsel

0

Total number of direct briefs to counsel

0

Number of indirect briefs to male counsel

4

Number of indirect briefs to female counsel

0

Total number of indirect briefs to counsel

4

For information only: Total number of briefs to male counsel

4

For information only: Total number of briefs to female counsel

0

For information only: Total number of briefs to counsel

4

Total value of direct briefs to male counsel

$0.00

Total value of direct briefs to female counsel

$0.00

Total value of direct briefs to counsel

$0.00

Total value of indirect briefs to male counsel

$97,522.00

Total value of indirect briefs to female counsel

$0.00

Total value of indirect briefs to counsel

$97,522.00

For information only: Total value of briefs to male counsel

$97,522.00

For information only: Total value of briefs to female counsel

$0.00

For information only: Total value of briefs to counsel

$97,522.00

Professional Fees

Ashurst

$123,512.00

Australian Government Solicitor

$113,373.00

Clayton Utz

$73,093.00

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

$172,784.00

King & Wood Mallesons

$26,309.00

Other government legal service providers

$0.00

Other non-LSMUL firms

$0.00

Total value of professional fees paid

$509,071.00

   

Legal Services Expenditure Report 2016–17

Totals

Total (External + Internal) Expenditure

$121,327.77

Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure

$0.00

Total External Legal Services Expenditure

$121,327.77

Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure

Total value of briefs to Counsel

$0.00

Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel)

$0.00

Total value of professional fees paid

$121,327.77

Total External Legal Services Expenditure

$121,327.77

Counsel

Number of direct briefs to male Counsel

0

Number of direct briefs to female Counsel

0

Total number of direct briefs to counsel

0

Number of indirect briefs to male counsel

0

Number of indirect briefs to female counsel

0

Total number of indirect briefs to counsel

0

For information only: Total number of briefs to male counsel

0

For information only: Total number of briefs to female counsel

0

For information only: Total number of briefs to counsel

0

Total value of direct briefs to male counsel

$0.00

Total value of direct briefs to female counsel

$0.00

Total value of direct briefs to counsel

$0.00

Total value of indirect briefs to male counsel

$0.00

Total value of indirect briefs to female counsel

$0.00

Total value of indirect briefs to counsel

$0.00

For information only: Total value of briefs to male counsel

$0.00

For information only: Total value of briefs to female counsel

$0.00

For information only: Total value of briefs to counsel

$0.00

Professional Fees

Australian Government Solicitor

$35,977.00

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

$58,522.28

King & Wood Mallesons

$26,828.49

Total value of professional fees paid

$121,327.77

Senate Order on Entity Contracts

On 20 June 2001, the Senate agreed to an Order requiring each Minister to table a letter advising that a list of contracts in respect of each entity administered by that Minister has been placed on the Internet with access to the list through the entity home page.

An amendment to the Order on 14 May 2015 requires all procurement contracts be listed in a report on the AusTender website, with non-procurement contracts to be listed on entity websites.

The ANAO’s Senate Order listing on procurement contracts is published on AusTender and can be accessed through the Senate Order link located on the AusTender homepage.

The estimated cost of complying with this order, based on charge out rates for each level of officer involved in the process, is $515.

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