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Acronyms and abbreviations

ABS
Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACCC
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
AHS
Australian Health Survey
APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APS
Australian Public Service
APSC
Australian Public Service Commission
ATDS
Australian Total Diet Study
BSE
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
COAG
Council of Australian Governments
DAFF
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
FoP
front-of-pack
FRSC
Food Regulation Standing Committee
FSANZ
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FSN
Food Surveillance Network
GM
genetically modified
ICT
information and communication technology
ILS
Integrated Leadership System
INFOSAN
International Food Safety Authorities Network
ISFR
Implementation Sub-Committee for Food Regulation
MRL
maximum residue limit
NHMRC
National Health and Medical Research Council
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PBS
Portfolio Budget Statements
THC
tetrahydrocannabinol
WHO
World Health Organization
WHS
work health and safety

Compliance index

The checklist below summarises FSANZ's compliance with essential reporting requirements in this annual report.

Topic
Requirement status
Comment
Page
Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act)
Timeframe for tabling in Parliament
Yes
Report tabled by 31 October 2013
CAC Act 1997, Schedule 1—reporting requirements
Report of operations
Yes
Financial statements
Yes
Appendix 5
Auditor-General's report
Yes
Appendix 5
Financial statements certification signed by directors
Yes
Appendix 5
Commonwealth Authorities (Annual Reporting) Orders 2011
Approval by directors [Letter of transmittal]
Yes
Letter of transmittal
Exemptions
Nil
Standards of presentation and content
Parliamentary standards of presentation (including printing standards)
Yes
Report is B5, burst bound with a full colour cover and internals that do not exceed two colours
Plain English and clear design
Yes
Report has been redesigned to aid navigability (e.g. improved compliance index) and improve coherence
   
Contents
   
Compliance index
189
   
General index
193
Enabling legislation and responsible minister
The authority's enabling legislation, including a summary of its objectives and functions
Yes
Functions and powers

Appendix 6
Ministerial responsibility
Yes
FSANZ's operating environment: the Hon. Shayne Neumann MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing
18
Ministerial directions and other statutory requirements
Directions issued by the responsible or other minister
Yes
Appendix 13—Statement of Expectation from Parliamentary Secretary
181
   
Additional work requested by the Council of Australian Governments Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation (the Food Regulation Forum)
35
Australian Government policies notified under the CAC Act before 1 July 2008 and still applicable
n/a
General Policy Orders applicable under the CAC Act (s. 48A)
Yes
Directors
Directors' details
Yes
Members of the FSANZ Board are directors of the agency

Appendix 11
173
Board meeting attendance
Yes
FSANZ Board

Appendix 11
173
Organisational structure
Organisational structure of the authority (including subsidiaries)
Yes
Organisational chart

Organisational structure
21

83
Location of major activities and facilities
Yes
Organisational chart

Organisational structure

FSANZ employment profile
21

83

73
Statement on governance
Board committees and their main responsibilities
Yes
Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee

Other advisory committees
91

92
Education and performance review processes for directors
Yes
Business planning and management

Appendix 11
173
Ethics and risk management policies
Yes
Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee
91
Related entity transactions
Disclosure of decision-making process by the Board when approval is given to purchase of goods/services from another entity
n/a
Disclosure of decision-making process by the Board when a director is also a director of an entity providing goods/services
n/a
Disclosure of decision-making process by the Board when aggregate value of transactions exceeds $10,000
Yes
Appendix 9 contains details of consultancies over $10,000, reasons for use and selection process
164
Key activities and changes affecting the authority
Significant events under the CAC Act (s. 15)
Nil
Operational and financial results
Yes
Appendix 5—Financial statements
126
Key changes to authority's state of affairs or principal activities
Nil
Amendments to the authority's legislation and to any other legislation relevant to its operations
Nil
Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies
Judicial decisions and administrative tribunal decisions
Yes
Administrative and judicial reviews of FSANZ decisions
14
Reports about the authority by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary committee, Commonwealth Ombudsman or Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Nil
Subsidiaries
Explanation on missing information on subsidiaries (if applicable)
n/a
Indemnities
Indemnity for officers, including premiums paid or agreed to be paid
Yes
Insurance
92
Disclosure requirements for government business enterprises
n/a
Index
Index of annual report requirements
Yes
Compliance index
189
Other statutory requirements
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (s. 331A): advertising, market research organisations and advertising campaigns
n/a
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (s. 516A): ecologically sustainable development
Yes
Sustainable development
73
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 (s. 74): health and safety matters
Yes
Employment environment
79
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Schedule 2, Part 4): health and safety matters
Yes
Employment environment
80

n/a = not applicable.

 

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