Annual report 2011-12

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's Annual Report 2011–12 provides an overview of the department and its operations. Additionally, the report presents the department's key achievements in 2011–12 and the corporate directions it followed.

This year's annual report is available to download in its entirety or in sections below.

Note: In Appendix 2 (page 238), Table 33 shows the number of DAFF employees from a non-English speaking background at 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2012. In 2011–12, the department aligned its definition of ‘non-English speaking background’ to the Australian Public Service Commission’s (APSC) definition of ‘employees who were born overseas, who arrived in Australia after the age of five, and whose first language is not English’. This resulted in a reduction in the number of DAFF employees identified within this group. By way of comparison, the number of DAFF employees identified according to the APSC definition was 290 at 30 June 2011 and 308 at 30 June 2012. In Table 34—Employment type (headcount) at 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2012—the figures for the 'Non-ongoing employee casual' and 'Total' columns for 2010–11 and 2011–12 have been transposed. The figures for 'Non-ongoing employee casual' should be 158 in 2010–11 and 311 in 2011–12. The 'Total' figures should be 5212 in 2010–11 and 5241 in 2011–12.

Annual report sections

   

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Snapshot of agriculture, fisheries and forestry

In this section, you’ll find information about our portfolio industries and exports.

 Letter of transmittal

In this section, you’ll find the letter formally presenting the annual report to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

At a glance

In this section, you’ll find a brief summary of information about the department.

Part 1: The year in review

In this section, you’ll find the secretary’s review of highlights and challenges, a summary of the department’s performance against its outcomes and an overview of financial performance.

Part 2: The portfolio and the department

In this section, you’ll find information about the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio, the department, our stakeholders, services to the minister and how we are improving our business.

Part 3: Report on performance

Part 4: Management and accountability

In this section, you’ll find information about the department’s corporate governance, systems and controls, organisational capability, external scrutiny and purchasing arrangements.

Part 5: Appendixes

In this section, you’ll find additional information about the department, including agency resource statements, workforce and work health and safety statistics, a report on our environmental performance, a report on the operation of the Natural Resources Management (Financial Assistance) Act 1992 and the National Residue Survey annual report.

Note: In Appendix 2 (page 238), Table 33 shows the number of DAFF employees from a non-English speaking background at 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2012. In 2011–12, the department aligned its definition of ‘non-English speaking background’ to the Australian Public Service Commission’s (APSC) definition of ‘employees who were born overseas, who arrived in Australia after the age of five, and whose first language is not English’. This resulted in a reduction in the number of DAFF employees identified within this group. By way of comparison, the number of DAFF employees identified according to the APSC definition was 290 at 30 June 2011 and 308 at 30 June 2012. In Table 34—Employment type (headcount) at 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2012—the figures for the 'Non-ongoing employee casual' and 'Total' columns for 2010–11 and 2011–12 have been transposed. The figures for 'Non-ongoing employee casual' should be 158 in 2010–11 and 311 in 2011–12. The 'Total' figures should be 5212 in 2010–11 and 5241 in 2011–12.

Part 6: Financial statements

Part 7: References

In this section, you’ll find reference information for the annual report, including acronyms, a glossary, lists of tables and figures and a compliance index.

Access and availability, feedback and copyright

In this section, you’ll find information about access to the annual report, how to provide feedback, and copyright.

DAFF office locations

In this section, you’ll find a list of the department’s offices and contact details.