Department of Health Annual Report 2016-17

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Page last updated: 30 October 2017

Welcome to the 2016-17 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 2016-17. The Annual Performance Statements details results achieved against the planned performance criteria set out in the 2016-17 Health Portfolio Budget Statements, the Department of Health 2016-17 Corporate Plan and the 2016-17 Health Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements.

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Online version

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Download the report

The 2016-17 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 low-resolution PDF to ensure maximum download time. File sizes are noted.

2016-17 Department of Health Annual Report (PDF 17.9 MB)

Preliminary Pages

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

Preliminary Pages - PDF 1.51 MB

Part 1: About the Department

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

1.1: Department Overview (PDF 296 KB)
1.2: Executive (PDF 317 KB)
1.3: Structure Chart (PDF 139 KB)
1.4: Ministerial Responsibilities (PDF 83 KB)
1.5: Department-Specific Outcomes (PDF 84 KB)
1.6: Portfolio Entity-Specific Outcomes (PDF 89 KB)

Part 2: Annual Performance Statements

This part provides discussion on the Department’s performance for each of its 6 outcomes. It also includes financial reporting for each outcome on Budget estimates and actual expenses for 2016-17.

2.1: Annual Performance Statements

2016-17 Annual Performance Statements (PDF 213 KB)
Outcome 1: Health System Policy, Design and Innovation (PDF 823 KB)
Outcome 2: Health Access and Support Services (PDF 1.17 MB)
Outcome 3: Sport and Recreation (PDF 766 KB)
Outcome 4: Individual Health Benefits (PDF 1.29 MB)
Outcome 5: Regulation, Safety and Protection (PDF 786 KB)
Outcome 6: Ageing and Aged Care (PDF 858 KB)

2.2: Entity Resource Statement

Entity Resource Statement (PDF 97 KB)

Part 3: Management and Accountability

This part is made up of four sections which include: Corporate Governance; People; Financial Management; and External Scrutiny & Compliance.

3.1: Corporate Governance (PDF 565 KB)
3.2: People (PDF 1.53 MB)
3.3: Financial Management (PDF 401 KB)
3.4: External Scrutiny & Compliance (PDF 1.58 MB)

Part 4: Financial Statements

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

Department of Health Financial Statements (PDF 1.54 MB)


Appendix 1: Processes Leading to PBAC Consideration – Annual Report for 2016-17 (PDF 107 KB)
Appendix 2: Report from the Director of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (PDF 1.47 MB)
Appendix 3: Australian National Preventative Health Agency Financial Statements (PDF 599 KB)
Appendix 4: 2015-16 Annual Report – Errors and Omissions (PDF 94 KB)

Navigation Aids

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

Navigation Aids (PDF 428 KB)