Department of Health Annual Report 2015-16

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Page last updated: 17 October 2016

Welcome to the 2015-16 Annual Report

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As the primary mechanism of accountability to the Parliament of Australia, this report has been prepared in accordance with the mandatory requirements for content of annual reports as prescribed by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule) in sections 17AA to 17AJ in Subdivision A – Annual report for non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

As required under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, this report contains the Department of Health’s Annual Performance Statements for 2015-16. The Annual Performance Statements details results achieved against the planned performance criteria set out in the 2015-16 Health Portfolio Budget Statements, the Department of Health 2015-16 Corporate Plan and the 2015-16 Health Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements.

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Download the report

The 2015-16 Department of Health Annual Report is available in PDF format to accurately reflect the printed original. In addition to the full report, each part is provided below a separate PDF to ensure maximum download time. File sizes are noted.

Department of Health Annual Report 2015-16 - PDF 9.87 MB

Preliminary Pages

This part includes the Letter of Transmittal, Contents, Secretary’s Review, Chief Medical Officer’s Report and Chief Operating Officer’s Report.

Preliminary Pages - PDF 1.6 MB

Part 1: About the Department

This part includes the Executive Team, Department Overview, Structure Chart, Ministerial Responsibilities, Department-Specific Outcome and Portfolio Entity-Specific Outcomes.

Part 1: About the Department - PDF 1.01 MB

Part 2: Annual Performance Statements

This part provides discussion on the Department’s performance for each of its 11 outcomes. It also includes financial reporting for each outcome on Budget estimates and actual expenses for 2015-16.

2.1: Annual Performance Statements

Part 2: Annual Performance Statements 2015-16 - PDF 832 KB
Outcome 1: Population Health - PDF 1.7 MB
Outcome 2: Access to Pharmaceutical Services - PDF 1.0 MB
Outcome 3: Access to Medical and Dental Services - PDF 978 KB
Outcome 4: Acute Care - PDF 895 KB
Outcome 5: Primary Health Care - PDF 1.01 MB
Outcome 6: Private Health - PDF 938 KB
Outcome 7: Health Infrastructure, Regulation, Safety and Quality - PDF 1.6 MB
Outcome 8: Health Workforce Capacity - PDF 930 KB
Outcome 9: Biosecurity and Emergency Response - PDF 994 KB
Outcome 10: Sport and Recreation - PDF 936 KB
Outcome 11: Ageing and Aged Care - PDF 996 KB

2.2: Entity Resource Statement

Entity Resource Statement - PDF 603 KB

Part 3: Management and Accountability

This part is made up of nine sections which includes: Corporate Governance; External Liaison and Scrutiny; Financial Management; People Management; Staffing Information; Work Health and Safety; Addressing Disability and Recognising Carers; Ecologically Sustainable Development and Environmental Performance; and Advertising and Market Research.

Part 3: Management and Accountability - PDF 2.33 MB

Part 4: Financial Statements

This part includes the Financial Statements Process, Independent Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements.

Part 4: Department of Health Financial Statements - PDF 1.59 MB


Appendix 1: Processes Leading to PBAC Consideration – Annual Report for 2015-16 - PDF 620 KB
Appendix 2: Report from the Director of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme - PDF 723 KB
Appendix 3: Health Provider Compliance Report - PDF 643 KB
Appendix 4: Australian National Preventative Health Agency Financial Statements - PDF 886 KB
Appendix 5: Australian Digital Health Agency 2015-16 Annual Report - PDF 1.08 MB

Navigation Aids

This part includes the List of Requirements, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Glossary and Index.

Navigation Aids - PDF 692 KB