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Accountability and reporting

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources develops and implements policies and programmes to build a more profitable, more resilient and more sustainable agriculture sector to help drive a stronger Australian economy.

As an Australian Government agency, our decisions must be transparent, our policies credible and our practices fair and ethical. We strive to achieve well-coordinated, efficient and accountable public administration.

We comply with many legislative and mandatory requirements, including the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and the Public Service Act 1999, whichpose a number of external reporting obligations, including:

We report to the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources on important administrative matters that could affect the minister's policy responsibility.