Senate Order on Entity Contracts
The Senate Order is produced at the conclusion of two reporting periods (period) each year, Financial Year and Calendar Year.
2020 Calendar Year
Contractual arrangements for the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency (NDNQFRRA) for the 2020 Financial Year were published on AusTender under the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) (prior to 20 July 2020) and the NDNQFRRA (from 20 July 2020 onwards).
NDNQFRRA Senate Order reporting for 2020 is available in the PM&C and NDNQFRRA Senate Order Reports published on AusTender. The NDNQFRRA does not have any additional contractual arrangements to be published in a separate Internet Listing for the 2020 Calendar Year.
2019-20 Financial Year
Contractual arrangements for the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency (NDNQFRRA) for the 2019-20 Financial Year were published on AusTender under the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
NDNQFRRA Senate Order reporting for 2019-20 is available in the PM&C Senate Order Report published on AusTender and in the Senate Order on Entity Contracts – 2019-20 Financial Year published on the PM&C Senate Order webpage.
Indexed File Lists
In 1994, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senator Brian Harradine requiring that all Australian Government Departments and Agencies produce an indexed list of their files every six months for tabling before parliament. The production of the list is intended to make the operations of Government more transparent to the Australian public. For more information, and to access the file lists, click here
Legal Services Expenditure
Paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017 requires that, by 30 October each year, entities make publicly available records of the legal services expenditure for the previous financial year. The National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency’s external legal services expenditure for the financial year 2019-2020 was $35,753 paid to the Australian Government Solicitor. There was no internal expenditure.
Gift and Benefits Register
In accordance with the Australian Public Service Commission all NDNQFRRA Officials must not accept gifts or benefits which might reasonably be seen to compromise their integrity.
All gifts and benefits accepted (and valued at over $100 excluding GST) must be publicly disclosed. NDNQFRRA Gift policy states ‘gifts or benefits greater than $100 must be registered on the NDNQFRRA Gift and Benefits Register.
The data collected through NDNQFRRA’s internal gift or benefits register is reported publicly, through this page, quarterly. These disclosures also include that relate to the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (NQLIRA) prior to the expansion and establishment of the NDNQFRRA. View the Register under the Attachment heading below.
Porfolio Budget Statements
The National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency Portfolio Budget Statements for
2020–21 were tabled as part of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio Budget Statements in Parliament on
6 October 2020. The Portfolio Budget Statements provides an update of the entity resources and planned performance for the 2020-21 Budget year.
A copy of the Agency Porfolio Budget Statements is available for download below.