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CATEGORY                                                                       NUMBER OF BODIES

A. Departmental Bodies                                                                           13
   A1. Department of State                                                                        1
   A2. Functions with Distinct Branding                                                           2
   A3. Ministerial Councils                                                                       0
   A4. Joint Commonwealth-State Bodies                                                            0
   A5. International Bodies                                                                       0
   A6. Advisory Bodies                                                                           10

B. Portfolio Bodies Recognised in Legislation                                                    19
   B1. Statutory Authorities, Statutory Committees and Royal Commissions                         10
   B2. Statutory Office Holders                                                                   9
   B3. Business Operations                                                                        0

C. Prescribed Agencies under the FMA Act                                                          1

D. Commonwealth Authorities under the CAC Act                                                     7

E. Statutory Corporations
                                                                                                  1
   (that are neither Commonwealth Authorities nor encompassed in an FMA Act Agency)

F. Commonwealth Companies under the CAC Act                                                       3
   F1. Limited by Guarantee                                                                       3
   F2. Limited by Shares                                                                          0

G. Other Companies                                                                                6
   G1. Limited by Guarantee                                                                       4
   G2. Limited by Shares                                                                          2

H. Other Entities                                                                                 2
   H1. Partnerships and Joint Ventures                                                            1
   H2. Incorporated Associations                                                                  1
   H3. Trusts                                                                                     0

TOTAL                                                                                            52



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                        A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                        A1. DEPARTMENT OF STATE


                        Department of Defence (the Department)
       Creation Date: 1903

Established By/Under: Australian Constitution (Constitution), see also Administrative
                      Arrangements Order

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act)

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Material

                  ABN: 68 706 814 312

            Web Site: www.defence.gov.au

                        The Department is responsible for defence policy and the defence of
                        Australia, including international defence relations and co-operation,
                        defence scientific research and development, defence procurement
                        and purchasing, and defence industry development and co-operation.

                        Departments of State are recognised under section 64 of the
                        Constitution, the Administrative Arrangements Order, the Financial
                        Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) and the PS Act.

                        Members of the Australian Defence Force, the Australian Navy Cadets,
                        the Australian Air Force Cadets and the Australian Army Cadets are
                        assigned to the Department for the purposes of the FMA Act.

                        The Secretary of the Department shares administrative responsibility
                        with the Chief of the Defence Force for the members of the Australian
                        Defence Force under section 9A of the Defence Act 1903.




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                        A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                        A2. FUNCTIONS WITH DISTINCT BRANDING


                        Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)

       Creation Date: 1 July 1974

Annual Report Tabled: No, but reports within the annual report of the Department.

            Web Site: www.dsto.defence.gov.au

                        DSTO delivers expert advice and innovative solutions, applying science
                        and technology, to protect and defend Australia and its national
                        interests.

                        The Chief Defence Scientist is the head of DSTO.

                        See also the DSTO Advisory Board (Section A6).


                        Young Endeavour Youth Scheme (YEYS)

       Creation Date: 25 January 1987

      Constituted By: 8 members, including 2 Defence representatives

        Appointed By: Minister for Defence

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: www.youngendeavour.gov.au

                        The Scheme was established in 1988 to provide young Australians with
                        experiences which would increase self-awareness, develop teamwork
                        and leadership skills, and create a strong sense of community
                        responsibility.

                        YEYS receives funding from the Australian Government through the
                        Royal Australian Navy and accepts private donations through the
                        Young Endeavour Youth Scheme Public Fund.

                        The Public Fund is listed as a deductible gift recipient for the purposes
                        of section 30.227 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.




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                       A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                       A6. ADVISORY BODIES


                       Australian Defence Force Financial Services Consumer
                       Council

       Creation Date: 15 September 2006

      Constituted By: 6 members

       Appointed By: Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) appoints the Chair and independent
                     member. Other members are representatives from each Service and
                     the Australian Public Service.

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.adfconsumer.gov.au

                       The Council provides independent financial education to all ADF
                       members and their families. The Council also advises the CDF and
                       Service Chiefs on related matters and specific projects.


                       Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee

       Creation Date: 1989

      Constituted By: 10 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.defence.gov.au/health/research/adhrec

                       The Committee promotes and encourages health research on
                       military-related matters. It was known as the Australian Defence
                       Medical Ethics Committee until 2001.

                       The Committee provides a compliance report to the Australian Health
                       Ethics Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council
                       (see Health portfolio, Section C) each financial year.




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                       A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                       Australian Maritime Defence Council (AMDC)

       Creation Date: 25 February 1982

      Constituted By: 18 members. The Deputy Chief of Navy is the Chair.

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence appoints Defence representatives to the Council

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: No current web site available

                       The Council meets twice a year to provide a forum in which senior
                       Defence and industry stakeholders can exchange information on trends
                       and matters of national maritime interest.

                       The AMDC was formerly known as the Australian Shipping and Defence
                       Council.


                       Capability Development Advisory Forum (CDAF)
       Creation Date: June 1998

      Constituted By: Two co-Chairs from Defence, being the Chief, Capability Development
                      Group (CCDG) and the Head, Industry Division Defence Materiel
                      Organisation (HID DMO), and approximately 15 rotating CEO-level
                      industry representatives

       Appointed By: Chief Capability Development Group – Defence

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.defence.gov.au/Capability

                       The Forum meets as required to discus Defence and Defence industry
                       issues.

                       Industry representatives are selected by CCDG and HID DMO depending
                       on the contemporary environment issues. Members include the CEOs
                       of companies with business common to all environments, selected
                       large, medium and small enterprises, and industry advisory groups.




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                       A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                       Defence Families of Australia

       Creation Date: 1986

      Constituted By: 1 National Convenor, 9 National Delegates and 1 National
                      Communications Officer

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.dfa.org.au

                       Defence Families Australia was formed to improve the quality of life
                       of Defence families and make recommendations and influence policy
                       that directly affects families. The Department provides funding
                       support to Defence Families Australia.


                       Defence Procurement Advisory Board
       Creation Date: March 2004

      Constituted By: 8 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence and Minister for Finance and Deregulation

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: No current web site available

                       The Board reports to the Minister for Defence and the Minister for
                       Finance and Deregulation on the implementation of the
                       recommendations from the Defence Procurement Review.




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                       Defence Reserve Support Council

       Creation Date: 15 October 2000

      Constituted By: 29 members, including 7 Defence representatives

       Appointed By: Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.defencereserves.com/aspx/support_council_overview

                       The Council comprises volunteers who promote the benefits of
                       employing members of the Reserve.

                       The Council has committees in each State and Territory and in larger
                       regional centres, such as Townsville.

                       Council members comprise representatives from the Australian
                       Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Australian Council of Trade
                       Unions, the Australian Industry Group, the Council of Small Business of
                       Australia, the Defence Reserves Association, the Federation of Ethnic
                       Communities Councils of Australia, the Department of Education,
                       Employment and Workplace Relations, the education sector,
                       the media, the Returned and Services League of Australia,
                       National Council of Women of Australia and a youth representative.


                       Defence Science and Technology Organisation Advisory Board

       Creation Date: 21 November 2008

      Constituted By: 7 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: No current web site available

                       The Board advises the Chief Defence Scientist (see the DSTO,
                       a separate entry in Section A2) on strategic issues relating to the
                       effective development and application of science and technology in
                       Defence related matters.




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                        A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                        Forces Entertainment Board

       Creation Date: May 2004

      Constituted By: Members of the board are community members who are chosen for
                      their ability to advise on suitable entertainment and entertainers for
                      deployed forces

        Appointed By: Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: www.forcesentertainment.org.au

                        The Board is responsible for fostering relationships with the
                        entertainment and arts industries, and the media, with the aim of
                        identifying, promoting and securing suitable entertainment for
                        Australian Forces.


                        Joint Education and Training Advisory Board
      Creation Date: 18 March 2009

      Constituted By: 14 members

       Appointed By: Secretary of the Department and Chief of the Defence Force

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                        The Board advises the Commander of Joint Education, Training and
                        Welfare on issues related to the Joint Education, Training and Welfare
                        Command and the Australian Defence College.




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                        B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                        B1. STATUTORY AUTHORITIES, STATUTORY COMMITTEES
                            AND ROYAL COMMISSIONS


                        Australian Army

       Creation Date: 1903

Established By/Under: Defence Act 1903, section 31

      Constituted By: The Regular Army and the Army Reserve, headed by the Chief of Army

        Appointed By: Governor-General appoints the Chief of Army

Annual Report Tabled: No, but reports within the annual report of the Department

            Web Site: www.defence.gov.au/army

                        The Australian Army's mission is to provide a potent, versatile and
                        modern Army to promote the security of Australia and to protect its
                        people and interests.




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                       B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                       Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Authority

       Creation Date: 19 June 1973

Established By/Under: Defence Force Retirement and Benefits Act 1973, section 8

      Constituted By: 5 members

       Appointed By: Governor-General appoints the Commissioner for Superannuation as
                     the ex officio Chair. The other 4 members are appointed by the
                     Minister for Defence or the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence
                     Support, one of whom is the Deputy Chair and the other 3 are
                     nominated by the Chief of the Air Force.

Annual Report Tabled: No

                 ABN: 39 798 362 763

           Web Site: www.dfrdb.gov.au

                       The Authority is assisted in the administration of the Defence Force
                       Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme by ComSuper (see Finance and
                       Deregulation portfolio, Section C). The Scheme was closed to new
                       members on 1 October 1991.


                       Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal

       Creation Date: 1903

Established By/Under: Defence Force Act 1903, section 58G

      Constituted By: A President who is a presidential member of the Australian Industrial
                      Relations Commission, a person with industrial relations experience
                      and a person who was formerly a member of the Permanent Forces

       Appointed By: Governor-General

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.dfrt.gov.au

                       The Tribunal inquires into and determines the salaries and relevant
                       allowances of members of the Australian Defence Force. It also
                       inquires into and makes determinations on prescribed matters
                       referred to it.

                       Under the Administrative Arrangements Order, the Department of
                       Education, Employment and Workplace Relations is responsible for the
                       Tribunal through sections 58F to 58Q of the Defence Act 1903 (see also
                       the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio,
                       Section B1).




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                        B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                        Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO)

       Creation Date: 8 November 2000

Established By/Under: DIGO is part of the Department and is not created under a separate
                      statute

      Constituted By: Director and staff made available to assist the director

        Appointed By: Secretary of the Department

Annual Report Tabled: No, but reports within the annual report of the Department.

            Web Site: www.defence.gov.au/digo

                        DIGO provides geospatial intelligence, from imagery and other
                        sources, to support Australia’s defence and national interests.

                        DIGO was formed by amalgamating the Australian Imagery
                        Organisation, the Directorate of Strategic Military Geographic
                        Information and the Defence Topographic Agency.

                        On 2 December 2005, the functions of DIGO were recognised in
                        section 6B of the Intelligence Services Act 2001.


                        Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO)

       Creation Date: 1 July 1990

Established By/Under: DIO is part of the Department and is not created under a separate
                      statute

      Constituted By: Director and staff made available to assist the director

        Appointed By: Secretary of the Department

Annual Report Tabled: No, but reports within the annual report of the Department.

            Web Site: www.defence.gov.au/dio

                        The DIO provides intelligence assessment, advice and services to
                        support the planning and conduct of the Australian Defence Force.

                        DIO is recognised in section 29 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001,
                        for the purposes of subjecting it to the review of certain matters by
                        the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (see Section B2 of
                        Part 1 - Parliamentary Bodies).




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                        B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                        Defence Signals Directorate (DSD)

       Creation Date: 4 November 1977

Established By/Under: DSD is part of the Department and is not created under a separate
                      statute

      Constituted By: Director and staff made available to assist the director

Annual Report Tabled: No, but reports within the annual report of the Department

            Web Site: www.dsd.gov.au

                        DSD provides foreign signals intelligence products and services to key
                        stakeholders in the Australian Government and the Australian Defence
                        Force.

                        The functions of DSD are recognised in section 7 of the Intelligence
                        Services Act 2001.


                        Office of Reserve Service Protection

       Creation Date: 6 December 2001

Established By/Under: Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Regulations 2001,
                      subregulation 4(1)

      Constituted By: Director and Deputy Director

        Appointed By: Assistant Chief of the Defence Force (Reserves)

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: www.defencereserves.com

                        The Office provides advice and assistance to reservists, their units,
                        and employers, in dealing with the provisions of the Defence Reserve
                        Service (Protection) Act 2001.




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                        B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                        Principal War Gratuity Authority

       Creation Date: 5 March 1990

Established By/Under: War Gratuity Regulations 1945, regulation 4

      Constituted By: A single person

        Appointed By: Minister for Defence

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                        The Authority may confirm, vary or reverse a decision of a
                        War Gratuity Officer (appointed under the War Gratuity Regulations
                        1945, regulation 5) who has adjudicated a war gratuity claim made
                        under the War Gratuity Act 1945.

                        Decisions confirming that a person is entitled to a war gratuity form
                        the basis of the Register of War Gratuities, which is controlled by the
                        Registrar of War Gratuities (see Section B2).


                        Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
       Creation Date: 31 March 1921

Established By/Under: Defence Act 1903, section 30

Annual Report Tabled: No, but reports within the annual report of the Department.

            Web Site: www.airforce.gov.au

                        The RAAF prepares for, conducts and sustains effective air operations
                        to promote Australia's security and interests. It was initially created
                        as the Australian Air Force, with the prefix “Royal” being granted by
                        Royal charter on 13 August 1921.


                        Royal Australian Navy (RAN)

       Creation Date: 19 August 1909

Established By/Under: Defence Act 1903, section 30

Annual Report Tabled: No, but reports within the annual report of the Department.

            Web Site: www.navy.gov.au

                        The RAN promotes and protects Australia's interests at sea using ships,
                        submarines and aircraft manned by skilled personnel. The RAN was
                        initially created as the Australian Fleet Unit and given the title
                        “Royal Australian Navy” by Royal Charter on 10 July 1911.



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                       B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                       B2. STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS


                       Chiefs of Service – Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), Vice
                       Chief of the Defence Force (VCDF), Chief of Navy, Chief of
                       Army and Chief of Air Force
       Creation Date: 1903

Established By/Under: Defence Act 1903, section 9 and subsection 9AA(1)

       Appointed By: Governor-General

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                       The CDF has primary responsibility for the command of the Australian
                       Defence Force (ADF). The CDF is also the principal military adviser to
                       the Minister for Defence and provides advice on matters that relate to
                       military activity, including military operations.

                       The VCDF’s responsibilities include assisting the CDF in managing the
                       operational tempo of the ADF, development of policy and guidance for
                       current and future commitments, management of joint capability,
                       management of military joint education and strategic inventory
                       matters. The Chiefs of Service are responsible for delivering Navy,
                       Army and Air Force capability.


                       Chief Judge Advocate

       Creation Date: 14 January 2004

Established By/Under: Defence Discipline Act 1982, section 188A, as amended by the
                      Military Justice (Interim Measures) Act (No. 1) 2009.

       Appointed By: Judge Advocate General

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                       The Chief Judge Advocate assists the Judge Advocate General
                       (see also Section B2) in the administration of the military justice
                       system.

                       The Chief Judge Advocate must be a member of the ADF holding a
                       rank not lower than the naval rank of commodore or the rank of
                       brigadier or air commodore and a member of the judge advocates’
                       panel.




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                       B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                       Competent Authority for the purposes of the
                       Explosives Transport Regulations 2002
       Creation Date: 22 July 2003

Established By/Under: Explosives Transport Regulations 2002, regulation 10

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                       This position is only activated when requests are made to the
                       Competent Authority for a ruling on transportation of explosives.
                       The Competent Authority must be either an officer of the Australian
                       Defence Force who holds a rank no lower than Commodore, Brigadier
                       or Air Commodore, or an SES employee of the Department.


                       Defence Force Advocate
       Creation Date: 1984

Established By/Under: Defence Act 1903, section 58S

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                       The Advocate advises the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) on matters
                       that have been, or may be, referred to the Defence Force
                       Remuneration Tribunal (see Section B1) by the CDF, prepares
                       submissions to be made to the Tribunal on behalf of the Defence Force
                       concerning any matter that is being considered by the Tribunal,
                       and represents the Defence Force in proceedings before the Tribunal.




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                        B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                        Director of Military Prosecutions
       Creation Date: 12 June 2006

Established By/Under: Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 (the Act), section 188G

        Appointed By: Minister for Defence

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 196B of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982

            Web Site: No current web site available

                        The Director prosecutes service offences and represents the Service
                        Chiefs in proceedings before the Defence Force Discipline Appeal
                        Tribunal (see Category B1 in the Attorney-General’s portfolio).

                        The position of Director is held by a legal practitioner of not less than
                        5 years' experience, who is a member of the Permanent Navy, Regular
                        Army or Permanent Air Force, or a member of the Reserves rendering
                        full-time service, holding a rank not lower than the Commodore,
                        Brigadier or Air Commodore.


                        Director of the Office of Reserve Service Protection

       Creation Date: 6 December 2001

Established By/Under: Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 (the Act), Part 10
                      Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Regulations 2001, regulation 5

        Appointed By: Assistant Chief of the Defence Force (Reserves)

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                        The Director administers the provisions of the Act that apply in
                        relation to people who are rendering, or have rendered, service as
                        reservists. The Director is assisted by a Deputy Director who is also
                        appointed under the regulations.




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                        B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                        Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force
       Creation Date: 22 December 2005

Established By/Under: Defence Act 1903, section 110B

        Appointed By: Minister for Defence

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                        The Inspector-General conducts internal audits for the Chief of the
                        Defence Force and reviews the Australian Defence Force military
                        justice system independently of the normal chain of command.


                        Judge Advocate General (JAG)
       Creation Date: 31 December 1982

Established By/Under: Defence Force Discipline Act 1982, section 179

        Appointed By: Governor-General

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 196A of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982

            Web Site: www.defence.gov.au/jag

                        The JAG makes procedural rules for service tribunals, participates in
                        the appointment of Judge Advocates, Defence Force Magistrates,
                        Presidents and members of courts martial, and also legal officers for
                        various purposes, and reports to the Minister for Defence annually on
                        the operation of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982. The JAG is
                        assisted administratively by the Chief Judge Advocate (see also
                        Section B2).

                        The JAG must be, or have been, a Justice or Judge of the Federal
                        Court or the Supreme Court of a State or Territory. One or more
                        Deputy Judge Advocates General may be appointed to assist the
                        Judge Advocate General. A Deputy Judge Advocate General must be,
                        or have been, a Justice or Judge of the Federal Court or the
                        Supreme Court of a State or Territory or an enrolled legal practitioner
                        of not less than five years standing. Both offices may be filled by a
                        person who is also a member of the ADF or an active Reservist.




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                       B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                       Registrar of War Gratuities
       Creation Date: 31 August 1945

Established By/Under: War Gratuity Act 1945, section 19

       Appointed By: Governor-General

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: No current web site available

                       The Registrar maintains the Register of War Gratuities, which records
                       persons entitled to a war gratuity. The Registrar also administers
                       these payments.

                       The Deputy Registrar of War Gratuities was established under
                       regulation 20 of the War Gratuity Regulations 1945 and assists the
                       Registrar.

                       War Gratuity Officers make decisions as to whether a person is
                       entitled to a war gratuity and this forms the basis of the Register of
                       War Gratuities. Decisions of War Gratuity Officers may be
                       independently reviewed by the Principal War Gratuity Authority
                       (see Section B1).




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                        C. PRESCRIBED AGENCIES UNDER THE FMA ACT


                        Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)
       Creation Date: 1 July 2000

Established By/Under: Prescribed in Schedule 1 of the Financial Management and
                      Accountability Regulations 1997

      Constituted By: Chief Executive Officer, persons engaged under the Public Service
                      Act 1999, and members of the Australian Defence Force assigned to
                      assist the Chief Executive Officer.

        Appointed By: Secretary of the Department

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, refer to the annual reporting requirements approved by the
                      Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Material

                  ABN: 68 706 814 312 (the Department)

            Web Site: www.defence.gov.au/dmo

                        DMO is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance and disposal of
                        equipment used by the Australian Defence Force.




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                       D. COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                       Army and Air Force Canteen Service
                       (Frontline Defence Services)
       Creation Date: 1981

Established By/Under: Army and Air Force Canteen Service Regulations 1959, regulation 4

      Constituted By: Chair, Managing Director and 4 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science (3), the Chief of
                     Army (1), the Chief of Air Force (1), and the Managing Director
                     ex officio.

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 69 289 134 420

            Web Site: www.frontlineds.com.au

                       Trading as Frontline Defence Services since 1997, the Service provides
                       goods, facilities and services for the entertainment and recreation of
                       members of the Army, the Air Force and related persons.


                       Australian Military Forces Relief Trust Fund
                       (Army Relief Trust Fund)

       Creation Date: 1947

Established By/Under: Services Trust Funds Act 1947, section 27

      Constituted By: 6 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 52 168 913 646

            Web Site: www.armyrtf.com.au

                       The Fund provides benefits for members who have served in the
                       Australian Army and their dependants.



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                       D. COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                       Defence Housing Australia (DHA)
       Creation Date: 1 January 1988

Established By/Under: Defence Housing Australia Act 1987, section 4

      Constituted By: 9 directors, comprising a Chair, Managing Director and 4 directors with
                      commercial expertise and 3 others who represent the Chief of the
                      Defence Force, and the Secretaries of the Departments of Defence,
                      and Finance and Deregulation

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence appoints the Managing Director and the
                     4 commercial expert directors. Other directors are appointed on a
                     representational basis.

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: Statutory Agency

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Material

                 ABN: 72 968 504 934

            Web Site: www.dha.gov.au

                       DHA provides housing for members of the Australian Defence Force
                       and their families. Formerly known as the Defence Housing Authority
                       (renamed in 2006), DHA reports to the Minister for Defence and the
                       Minister for Finance and Deregulation. DHA is prescribed as a
                       Government Business Enterprise under regulation 4 of the
                       Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Regulations 1997.




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                       D. COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                       Royal Australian Air Force Veterans’ Residences Trust Fund
       Creation Date: 12 December 1953

Established By/Under: Royal Australian Air Force Veterans’ Residences Act 1953, section 3

      Constituted By: 3 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 40 594 141 285

            Web Site: www.raaf.gov.au/rvrt

                       The Trust was set up to provide residences to eligible former members
                       of the Royal Australian Air Force and their families.


                       Royal Australian Air Force Welfare Trust Fund

       Creation Date: 1947

Established By/Under: Services Trust Fund Act 1947, section 30

      Constituted By: 4 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 24 616 803 717

            Web Site: No current web site available

                       The Trust provides benefits for former members of the
                       Royal Australian Air Force and their dependants.




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                       D. COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                       Royal Australian Navy Central Canteens Board
       Creation Date: 1954

Established By/Under: Navy (Canteens) Regulations 1954, regulation 6

      Constituted By: 7 members

       Appointed By: Chief of Navy

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 50 616 294 781

            Web Site: www.ranccf.com

                       The Board administers the Royal Australian Navy Central Canteens
                       Fund to provide sustainable recreational and lifestyle benefits to
                       serving Navy members. The Board was prescribed as a Commonwealth
                       authority under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies
                       Regulations 1997 on 1 July 2007.


                       Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund

       Creation Date: 1947

Established By/Under: Services Trust Fund Act 1947, section 24

      Constituted By: 5 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 49 934 525 476

            Web Site: www.defence.gov.au/dpe/dpsa/ranrtf

                       The Fund provides benevolent assistance in the form of loans to sailors
                       and their families who, as a consequence of a sailor’s incapacitation
                       or death, are experiencing financial hardship.




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                        E. STATUTORY CORPORATIONS
                        (THAT ARE NEITHER COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES NOR
                        ENCOMPASSED IN AN FMA ACT AGENCY)


                        Military Superannuation and Benefits Board of Trustees No.1

       Creation Date: 1 October 1991

Established By/Under: Military Superannuation and Benefits Act 1991 (the Act), section 18

      Constituted By: Chair, 2 employer representatives and 2 employee representatives

        Appointed By: Minister for Defence or Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and
                      Science

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 26 of the Military Superannuation and Benefits Act 1991

                  ABN: 72 406 779 248

            Web Site: www.militarysuper.gov.au

                        The Board is responsible for the administration of the Military and
                        Superannuation Benefits (MSB) Scheme, and the management and
                        investment of the MSB Fund, in accordance with the provisions of the
                        Act and the Trust Deed established for the scheme.

                        The day-to-day administration of the scheme is performed by
                        ComSuper (see Finance and Deregulation portfolio, Section C) on the
                        Board’s behalf. Accordingly, ComSuper collects superannuation
                        contributions, maintains members’ accounts, administers payments
                        and issues member statements.




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                       F. COMMONWEALTH COMPANIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                       F1. LIMITED BY GUARANTEE


                       Army Amenities Fund Company (AAF Company)

       Creation Date: 17 July 1987

        Governed By: 9 directors

       Appointed By: Chief of Army appoints the President and up to four directors.
                     The company, by resolution in a general meeting, appoints up to four
                     directors.

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

             Auditor: Auditor-General

   GFS Classification: GGS

         Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 82 008 629 490

                ACN: 008 629 490

           Web Site: www.armyholidays.com.au

                       The AAF Company operates and leases holiday facilities for the use of
                       members of the Australian Defence Force (and other persons who
                       meet eligibility criteria).

                       The AAF Company became a Commonwealth company on 1 July 2008.


                       Australian Strategic Policy Institute Limited (ASPI)

       Creation Date: 22 August 2001

        Governed By: 3 to 12 directors

       Appointed By: Minister for Defence

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

             Auditor: Auditor-General

   GFS Classification: GGS

         Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 77 097 369 045

                ACN: 097 369 045

           Web Site: www.aspi.org.au

                       ASPI performs research and analysis to inform government and public
                       understanding of strategic and defence issues.
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                       F. COMMONWEALTH COMPANIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                       Royal Australian Air Force Welfare Recreational Company
                       (RAAF Welfare Recreational Company)
       Creation Date: 25 October 1972

        Governed By: 3 to 7 directors

       Appointed By: Chief of Air Force

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

             Auditor: Auditor-General

   GFS Classification: GGS

         Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 45 008 499 303

                ACN: 008 499 303

           Web Site: www.raafholidays.com.au

                       The company provides access to discounted recreational
                       accommodation for RAAF members, their families and other eligible
                       persons. It also provides financial support to, and assists in the
                       provision of, recreational facilities and services to RAAF members.

                       The company is trustee of the RAAF Central Welfare Trust Fund and
                       became a Commonwealth company on 1 July 2008.




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                       G. OTHER COMPANIES


                       G1. LIMITED BY GUARANTEE


                       Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite
                       Structures Limited (CRC-ACS)

       Creation Date: 17 November 2003

        Governed By: Up to 15 directors

       Appointed By: Members may each appoint a director, with the exception of the
                     Universities of New South Wales/Sydney and Universities of
                     Melbourne/Monash whose right alternates every two years between
                     the universities in the same state.

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

                 ABN: 83 105 346 718

                ACN: 105 346 718

           Web Site: www.crc-acs.com.au

                       The company conducts research and development into the design,
                       manufacture, testing, durability and supportability of advanced
                       composite structures.

                       Originally founded in 1991 as the Cooperative Research Centre for
                       Aerospace Structures, CRC-ACS was restructured in 2003.

                       The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (see Section A2) is a
                       member.




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                       G. OTHER COMPANIES


                       Defence Health Limited
       Creation Date: 17 July 1987

        Governed By: 6 to 10 directors

       Appointed By: Members appoint all directors by an ordinary resolution, however,
                     one person is nominated by the Chief of Army and one by the Chief of
                     the Air Force. The remaining 4 to 7 nominees are nominated on the
                     basis of their specific qualifications and abilities to contribute to the
                     business of the company.

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

                 ABN: 80 008 629 481

                ACN: 008 629 481

           Web Site: www.defencehealth.com.au

                       The company is a registered private health insurer that provides
                       tailored health insurance and complementary products to the Defence
                       community. The company operates as a not-for-profit restricted
                       membership health insurer.


                       International Centre For Complex Project Management
                       Limited

       Creation Date: 3 September 2007

        Governed By: 5 to 8 directors

       Appointed By: Members

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: UHY Haines Norton

                 ABN: 77 127 367 373

                ACN: 127 367 373

           Web Site: www.iccpm.com

                       The company seeks to establish a global network concerning complex
                       project management and funds and conducts related research.

                       The membership of the company comprises representatives from
                       international and national partner organisations. The Commonwealth
                       is represented by the Defence Materiel Organisation (see Section C)
                       as a "partner" of the company, in accordance with the company’s
                       constitution, and is entitled to appoint a member of the company.


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                       G. OTHER COMPANIES


                       Navy Health Ltd

       Creation Date 2 May 2000

        Governed By: 4 to 8 directors

       Appointed By: Members appoint all directors by an ordinary resolution. The Chief of
                     Navy nominates one director.

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: Ernst and Young

                 ABN: 61 092 229 000

                ACN: 092 229 000

           Web Site: www.navyhealth.com.au

                       The company operates as a not-for-profit restricted membership
                       health insurer, providing a range of insurance and financial products
                       to members of the Defence community.

                       Navy Health Ltd was formerly known as the Navy Health Benefits
                       Society.




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                       G. OTHER COMPANIES


                       G2. LIMITED BY SHARES


                       Spire Innovations Pty Limited

       Creation Date: 23 July 1997

        Governed By: 8 directors

       Appointed By: Members of the former CRC for Sensor Signal and Information
                     Processing (CSSIP)

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: Pricewaterhouse Coopers

                 ABN: 33 078 945 856

                ACN: 078 945 856

           Web Site: www.cssip.edu.au

                       The company has an exclusive license for the commercialisation of
                       CSSIP intellectual property. CSSIP has been wound up, but the
                       company continues to represent the interests of the CRC’s members.
                       Defence became a shareholder of Spire Innovations in June 2006 and
                       holds a 12.5% share in the company.


                       CRC CARE Pty Ltd

       Creation Date: 13 September 2005

        Governed By: 9 directors

       Appointed By: Members of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination
                     Assessment and Remediation of the Environment

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: Pricewaterhouse Coopers

                 ABN: 97 113 908 044

                ACN: 113 908 044

           Web Site: www.crccare.com

                       The company oversees the commercial activities of the Cooperative
                       Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of
                       the Environment.

                       Specifically, the company develops technologies and methods for
                       assessing contamination risks in land, groundwater and the air.
                       Defence owns a 15.53% share in the company.



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                       H. OTHER ENTITIES


                       H1. PARTNERSHIPS AND JOINT VENTURES


                       Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health (CMVH)

       Creation Date: 2 October 2003

        Governed By: 12 committee members, comprising the Chair, the Director of CMVH,
                     2 persons representing the Department, 2 representing the
                     Department of Veterans’ Affairs, 2 from the University of Queensland,
                     2 from the University of Adelaide and 2 from Charles Darwin University

       Appointed By: Participants

Annual Report Tabled: No

                 ABN: No registered ABN

           Web Site: www.uq.edu.au/cmvh

                       The Centre is a collaboration between the Department, the
                       Department of Veterans’ Affairs and a consortium of universities and
                       their allied teaching hospitals.

                       The Centre was established to provide a national base of expertise on
                       military health issues (see also Veterans’ Affairs, Section H1).




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                       H. OTHER ENTITIES


                       H2. INCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS


                       Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health Inc.
                       (ACPMH)

       Creation Date: 24 October 2000

        Governed By: 8 committee members, comprising representatives from the
                     Department (1), the Repatriation Commission in the Department of
                     Veterans’ Affairs (2), the University of Melbourne (1) and independent
                     members (3), including the Chair. The Director of the ACPMH is
                     appointed ex officio.

       Appointed By: Members

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: Cummings Flavel McCormack Assurance

 Association Number: A0040382V

                 ABN: 47 720 569 707

               ARBN: 095 202 994

           Web Site: www.acpmh.unimelb.edu.au

                       ACPMH provides expert advice and services to the Australian Defence
                       Force and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs concerning the
                       treatment for mental disabilities in the veteran community (see also
                       Veterans’ Affairs, Section H2)

                       ACPMH is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981
                       (Vic) and is based in the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of
                       Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services. The Department,
                       the Repatriation Commission (see Veterans’ Affairs, Section E) and the
                       University of Melbourne were the founding members and independent
                       members elected to the board of management also become members
                       of the association.




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