About this report
This report has been prepared in accordance with Australian Government reporting and legislative requirements, including the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Public Service Act 1999.
It is a formal document that details our performance during 2014–15 against stated objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set out in the DHA Corporate Plan 2014–15 to 2017–18.
We trust that while it is primarily a mechanism of accountability to the Australian Government, it will also be a valuable source of information for our clients, customers, government at all levels, industry, and the general community.
This section includes a letter of transmittal from our Chairman, the Hon. J.A.L. (Sandy) Macdonald, to our Shareholder Ministers; information about us and what we do; and a foreword by our Chairman.
This section includes a review of our activities and achievements in 2014–15 from our Managing Director, Mr Peter Howman; an overview of our role and corporate objectives; and details of our structure and management arrangements.
This section summarises our business strategies and reports on our performance against Corporate Plan objectives and KPIs.
This section summarises our legislative framework; corporate governance structure; planning framework; and how we manage risk, fraud, requests for information, consultancies and procurement. It also details how we manage information and communication technology, our environmental performance, and our subsidiary DHA Investment Management Limited (DHA IML).
This section provides our audited financial statements for 2014–15.
The appendices provide additional information on specific areas of business, some as required under legislation.
At the end of the report there is:
- an index of Annual Report requirements
- a list of acronyms and abbreviations
- an alphabetical index
- our directory.