Strategic corporate plan
We develop a strategic plan each year to establish:
- Our strategic objectives
- Key activities we'll undertake to meet them
- Performance measures.
Our plan also includes an analysis of:
- Our operating environment
- Our capability to deliver what we promise
- A forecast of demand for our services
- How we'll monitor and manage risk.
Our annual report includes information about financial outcomes and how we performed against our objectives. We produce our annual report at the end of each financial year as part of the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources portfolio. Past copies of the report appear in the portfolio's annual reports page.
Annual budget statement
We publish our budget and direction statement in May each year. It outlines what we aim to achieve and the expected performance results for our programs. Our budget statements appear in the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources portfolio.
Audit committee and charter
As our accountable authority, the Director General has established our Audit Committee in accordance with section 45 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and section 17 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule).
The Audit Committee Charter lays out our Audit Committee's:
- Composition and tenure
- Roles and responsibilities
- Reporting and administrative arrangements.
Annual legal services expenditure
Our total legal services expenditure in the 2021-22 financial year was:
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Other governance frameworks
Our activities throughout the year are also guided by the following frameworks:
We publish details of current contracts and expected contract opportunities in the year ahead.
Our procurement contracts
Each financial and calendar year, we compile a list of all active procurement contracts valued at $100,000 or more, in accordance with the Senate Order on listing entity contracts guidelines.
You can find our reports by searching for us on AusTender.
Expected contract opportunities for the next year are set out in our Annual Procurement Plan.
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (the PID Act) encourages and enables public officials to raise suspected wrongdoing within the Commonwealth public sector. It also details how authorities should respond.
Under the PID Act:
- Disclosers are afforded protection from reprisal and some immunity from liability
- All Australian government agencies, Commonwealth companies and public authorities must investigate suspected wrongdoing and take appropriate action.
If a PID is made, we follow the portfolio procedures under the PID Act.
How do I make a PID?
You can make a report of suspected wrong doing to an authorised officer. Our authorised officers are the Director General and the Deputy Director Generals.
You can do this:
- In person
- Over the phone
- In writing, including by email
- Through your supervisor, if you're an IP Australia staff member.
You can also make a public interest disclosure anonymously.
If you're considering reporting suspected wrongdoing, you should: