accordance with definitions in section 8 of the Public, Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), DHA is both a corporate Commonwealth
entity and a Government Business Enterprise (GBE). DHA is the only GBE that
employs its staff under the Public
Service Act 1999. Due to DHA’s unique status, we
have been asked to report senior executive remuneration in two forms in
- The Minister for Finance requested that DHA, as a GBE, disclose disaggregated information relating to senior executive remuneration for the 2015–16 financial year and beyond.
- The Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet requested that DHA, as an Australian Public Service employer, disclose aggregated information relating to senior executive and highly paid officer remuneration for the 2016–17 financial year and beyond using a provided template.
As DHA is a reporting entity under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) our remuneration disclosures must take account of our
legal obligations under the Privacy Act. This means we cannot legally publish
disaggregated detail of remuneration, which constitutes personal information
under the Privacy Act, without prior written consent from the individuals
concerned, whether they are named or otherwise reasonably identifiable.
Remuneration Report 2015–16
report details disaggregated remuneration information relating to key
management personnel (board members and senior executives) for the 2015–16 financial year on the proviso that it was a
ministerial requirement and was not in breach of the Privacy Act.
Remuneration Report 2016–17
report is a hybrid of the two aforementioned requests. It details disaggregated
remuneration information relating to board members and the Managing Director
(as holders of public office). It details aggregated information for senior
executives and highly paid officers in line with the template provided by the
Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.