Annual Report 2016–17

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources annual reports provide information for our stakeholders and the wider community about the department’s operati​ons and performance in each financial year, and review our p​​​rogress towards more sustainable, profitable and competitive Australian agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry industries. View the full Annual Report 2016-17.

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Part 1: Overview

Secretary's review

Our achievements in 2016-17 and priorities for 2017-18.
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Our portfolio

Our portfolio Ministers, agencies and structure.
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Our department

Our purpose, role, objectives, priorities, organisational structure, senior executives and reporting arrangements.
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Part 2: Annual performance statements

Introduction​ to the annual performance statements

Our performance reporting framework.
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Building successful primary industries

Rural industry performance, our rural research and development investment and capability, levies management and progress with the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper initiatives.
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Supporting agricultural communities

Our drought and rural assistance programs, farm management deposits, farm risk and rural financial counselling services.
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Expanding agricultural, fisheries and forestry exports

Our portfolio export performance, market access achievements, international engagement, export certification and related trade initiatives.
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Sustaining natural resources for longer-term productive primary industries

Our fisheries and forestry management and natural resource management programs.
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Improving water use efficiency and health of rivers, communities, environmental assets and production systems

Our water recovery and management, water infrastructure and development programs and related water management initiatives.
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Managing biosecurity and imported food risk

Australia’s pest and disease status, our management of biosecurity risk, responses to pest and disease incursions and community engagement.
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Building an efficient and capable department

Our workforce, work health and safety, financial performance, information and communications technology and related initiatives.
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Being a best practice regulator

Our performance as a regulator and our service delivery.
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Part 3: Management and accountability

Our governance

Our governance committees, risk management, fraud control, security, assurance process and executive remuneration.
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External service providers

Our consultancies, indigenous and small business procurement, advertising and market research.
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External scrutiny

Reports from parliamentary committees, the Auditor-General, Australian Commissioner for Law Enforcement Integrity, Inspector-General of Biosecurity and our freedom of information activities.
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Part 4: Appendices

Part 5: Financial statements

Financial statements

Our auditor’s report, overview, statements of income, financial position, changes in equity, cash flow and notes to and forming part of the financial statements.
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Part 6: References

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