Guide to the Report
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Annual Report 2009-10 is provided to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. This document reports on the performance and operation of the APVMA in accordance with the Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and FMA Act Bodies (June 2010) as prepared by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.
The report is presented in several parts:
Chapter 1: Chief Executive Officer’s Report and Outlook
Provides a strategic overview and summary of the key achievements by the Chief Executive Officer, Dr Eva Bennet-Jenkins, and the strategic outlook for the APVMA in 2010–11.
Chapter 2: Organisation Overview
Provides an overview of the APVMA’s role and responsibility within Australia, and it describes the role of the APVMA Executive and Advisory Board.
Chapter 3: Performance Against Strategies
Examines the APVMA’s performance during 2009–10 against the direct performance management framework as captured in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2009–10 for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio and APVMA’s Annual Operational Plan 2009–2010. It measures the APVMA’s performance against these performance indicators and strategies.
Chapter 4: Business Management and Accountability
Examines the APVMA’s policies and performance in corporate governance, human resource management, stakeholder interaction and consultation. The section also details the APVMA’s business systems and internal and external scrutiny of operations.
Provide supplementary information, some of which is required under specific legislation. These include details on the APVMA’s Advisory Board, the numerous external consultative bodies, freedom of information and consultancies.
Provide detailed information on the APVMA’s financial performance, including the APVMA’s financial position and cash flows throughout 2009–10. It also includes the Australian National Audit Office’s independent audit report of these statements.
Additionally, the report includes references to help you find specific information:
- a table of contents
- a list of acronyms and abbreviations
- a glossary
- a compliance index of statutory reporting obligations, and
- an alphabetical index (see page 164)