This annual report was prepared in accordance with Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (non-corporate Commonwealth Entity) Annual Reporting Rule 2016. It contains information on NHMRC’s organisation, administration and performance for the reporting period 2015–16.
This report is a record of NHMRC’s activities during 2015–16 and the performance and financial information presented in the 2015–16 NHMRC Portfolio (Agency) Budget Statement, 2015–16 NHMRC Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement and the NHMRC Corporate Plan 2015–2016.
The report is structured as follows:
Part one: Overview
Part one explains NHMRC’s broad strategic directions and priorities for 2015–16. It describes NHMRC’s role and organisational structure, introduces the senior executive, notes key issues, and outlines the organisation’s future directions.
Part two: Performance Report
Part two reports on NHMRC’s performance against the program of work under the Portfolio Budget Statement and Corporate Plan. It outlines NHMRC’s achievements and includes information on our major projects.
Part three: Operating Environment
Part three discusses NHMRC’s legislative, governance, compliance and assurance arrangements. It provides information to satisfy the reporting requirements of various Commonwealth legislation and Australian Government policies, including Freedom of Information and ecologically sustainable development.
Part four: People Management
Part four includes information on people management, including workforce demographics.
Part five: Financial Report
Part five contains the complete set of NHMRC audited financial statements prepared in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015.
Part six: Appendices
The appendices contain statutory reporting information, including on the composition, functions and chairs’ and members’ biographies of NHMRC’s Council and Principal Committees. It also provides supplementary information to the report, including the public consultation activities held during the reporting period, and guidelines and health advice issued by NHMRC.