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Chapter 6 –​ Other information

Acronyms and abbreviations

ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ADI Acceptable daily intake
AFGC Australian Food and Grocery Council
ANAO Australian National Audit Office
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APS Australian Public Service
APVMA Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
ATDS Australian Total Diet Study
AusAID Australian Agency for International Development
ATO Australian Taxation Office
CCCF Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food
CCFA Codex Committee on Food Additives
CCFH Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
CCFL Codex Committee on Food Labelling
CCFICS Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection Certification Systems
CCNFSDU Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
COAG Council of Australian Governments
Codex Codex Alimentarius Commission and its committees
DAWR Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
FARMC Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FDA United States Food and Drug Administration
FOI Freedom of Information
Food Standards Code Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
FRSC Food Regulation Standing Committee
FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FSANZ Act Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
GM Genetically modified
HACCP Hazard analysis and critical control points
IGA Inter-Government Agreement
ILSI International Life Sciences Institute
INFOSAN International Food Safety Authorities Network
ISFR Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation
Ministerial Forum Australia New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation
MPI Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand)
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
MRL Maximum residue limit
NESB1 Non-English speaking Background 1
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NICNAS National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
NUTTAB Nutrient content of food in Australia (publication)
OBPR Office of Best Practice Regulation
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OGTR Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
QUADS Food Safety Quadrilateral meetings, involving Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States
Science Forum Australia New Zealand Science Forum
SCSC APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance
SES Senior Executive Service
TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration
WHO World Health Organization
WTO World Trade Organization
WHS Work Health and Safety

List of requirements

This list is intended to assist you locate information that is required to be included in FSANZ's 2015–16 Annual Report, as required under paragraph 17BE(u) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.

PGPA Rule 2014 requirements Location
(a) Details of the legislation establishing the body XIV
(b) Both of the following:
(i) a summary of the objects and functions of the entity as set out in the legislation; XVI
(ii) the purposes of the entity as included in the entity's corporate plan for the period; XVI
(c) The names of the persons holding the position of responsible Minister or responsible Ministers during the period, and the titles of those responsible Ministers III, XIV
(d) Any directions given to the entity by a Minister under an Act or instrument during the period N/A — None received
(e) Any government policy orders that applied in relation to the entity during the period under section 22 of the Act N/A — None received
(f) If, during the period, the entity has not complied with a direction or order referred to in paragraph (d) or (e) —particulars of the non compliance N/A — None received
(g) The annual performance statements for the entity for the period in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the Act and section 16F of this rule XIX
(h) A statement of any significant issue reported to the responsible Minister under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the Act that relates to non compliance with the finance law in relation to the entity N/A — Nothing to report
(i) If a statement is included under paragraph (h) of this section — an outline of the action that has been taken to remedy the non-compliance N/A — No non-compliance
(j) Information on the accountable authority, or each member of the accountable authority, of the entity during the period, including:
(i) the name of the accountable authority or member; and 60, 74
(ii) the qualifications of the accountable authority or member; and 74
(iii) the experience of the accountable authority or member; and 76
(iv) for a member — the number of meetings of the accountable authority attended by the member during the period; and 74
(v) for a member — whether the member is an executive member or non executive member 74
(k) An outline of the organisational structure of the entity (including any subsidiaries of the entity) XVIII
(l) An outline of the location (whether or not in Australia) of major activities or facilities of the entity XVIII
(m) Information in relation to the main corporate governance practices used by the entity during the period 70
(n) The decision making process undertaken by the accountable authority for making a decision if:
(i) the decision is to approve the entity paying for a good or service from another Commonwealth entity or a company, or providing a grant to another Commonwealth entity or a company; and 70
(ii) the entity, and the other Commonwealth entity or the company, are related entities; and 133
(iii) the value of the transaction, or if there is more than one transaction, the aggregate value of those transactions, is more than $10 000 (inclusive of GST); 133
(o) If the annual report includes information under paragraph (n):
(i) if there is only one transaction — the value of the transaction; and 133
(ii) if there is more than one transaction — the number of transactions and the aggregate of value of the transactions 133
(p) Any significant activities and changes that affected the operations or structure of the entity during the period XI
(q) Particulars of judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals made during the period that have had, or may have, a significant effect on the operations of the entity N/A — No decisions received that significantly affected operations
(r) Particulars of any report on the entity given during the period by:
(i) the Auditor General, other than a report under section 43 of the Act (which deals with the Auditor General's audit of the annual financial statements for Commonwealth entities); or N/A — No reports received
(ii) a Committee of either House, or of both Houses, of the Parliament; or N/A — No reports received
(iii) the Commonwealth Ombudsman; or N/A — No reports received
(iv) the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner N/A — No reports received
(s) If the accountable authority has been unable to obtain information from a subsidiary of the entity that is required to be included in the annual report — an explanation of the information that was not obtained and the effect of not having the information on the annual report N/A — Nothing to report
(t) Details of any indemnity that applied during the period to the accountable authority, any member of the accountable authority or officer of the entity against a liability (including premiums paid, or agreed to be paid, for insurance against the authority, member or officer's liability for legal costs) 70
Other requirements
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) 58
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns 63
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) 54
Annual Report requirements (section 152 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991) Appendix 2


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