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CATEGORY                                                                       NUMBER OF BODIES

A. Departmental Bodies                                                                           16
   A1. Department of State                                                                        1
   A2. Functions with Distinct Branding                                                           0
   A3. Ministerial Councils                                                                       3
   A4. Joint Commonwealth-State Bodies                                                            5
   A5. International Bodies                                                                       0
   A6. Advisory Bodies                                                                            7

B. Portfolio Bodies Recognised in Legislation                                                    10
   B1. Statutory Authorities, Statutory Committees and Royal Commissions                          9
   B2. Statutory Office Holders                                                                   1
   B3. Business Operations                                                                        0

C. Prescribed Agencies under the FMA Act                                                         7

D. Commonwealth Authorities under the CAC Act                                                    4

E. Statutory Corporations
                                                                                                  0
   (that are neither Commonwealth Authorities nor encompassed in an FMA Act Agency)

F. Commonwealth Companies under the CAC Act                                                      2
   F1. Limited by Guarantee                                                                       2
   F2. Limited by Shares                                                                          0

G. Other Companies                                                                               7
   G1. Limited by Guarantee                                                                       5
   G2. Limited by Shares                                                                          2

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

TOTAL                                                                                            47



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                         A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                         A1. DEPARTMENT OF STATE


                         Department of Education, Employment and Workplace
                         Relations (the Department)
       Creation Date: 3 December 2007

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: 40 376 417 416

            Web Site: www.deewr.gov.au

                         The Department develops policy and delivers programs relating to
                         education, workplace training, transition to work and conditions and
                         values in the workplace.

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




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                        A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                        A3. MINISTERIAL COUNCILS


                        Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education (MCTEE)
       Creation Date: 1 July 2009

      Constituted By: Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers with portfolio
                      responsibility for tertiary education and employment

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.deewr.gov.au/Skills

                        MCTEE considers inter-jurisdictional matters relating to the national
                        approach to tertiary education and employment.

                        The National Senior Officials Committee (NSOC) assists the MCTEE by
                        providing secretariat support, implementing MCTEE decisions and
                        monitoring the effectiveness of the national tertiary education and
                        employment system.

                        The National VET Equity Advisory Council (NVEAC) advises MCTEE on
                        suggested reforms to the national training system.


                        Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood
                        Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA)
       Creation Date: 1993

      Constituted By: Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers with
                      portfolio responsibility for education, employment, training and youth
                      affairs. Officials representing Papua New Guinea and Norfolk Island
                      are observers.

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.mceecdya.edu.au

                        MCEECDYA discusses and coordinates inter-jurisdictional objectives
                        relating to education, employment, training and youth affairs.

                        The Australian Education Systems Officials Committee (AESOC)
                        (see Section A3), a forum of Australian and New Zealand Chief
                        Executive Officers with portfolio responsibility for education and
                        training, implements the decisions of MCEECDYA.




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                        Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council
       Creation Date: 1996

      Constituted By: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and State and
                      Territory Ministers with portfolio responsibility for workplace
                      relations, workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety.
                      The relevant New Zealand Minister is an observer.

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.workplace.gov.au/workplace

                        The Council discusses inter-jurisdictional objectives relating to
                        workplace relations, workers’ compensation and occupational health
                        and safety issues.

                        The Council refers its recommendations to the Commonwealth, State
                        and Territory governments for consideration.




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                        A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                        A4. JOINT COMMONWEALTH-STATE BODIES


                        Australian Education Systems Officials Committee
       Creation Date: July 2001

      Constituted By: Chief Executives representing Commonwealth, State, Territory and
                      New Zealand agencies with portfolio responsibility for education and
                      training

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site www.thelearningfederation.edu.au

                        The Committee implements the decisions of MCEECDYA
                        (see Section A3). The Secretary of the Department represents the
                        Australian Government on the Committee.


                        Australian Qualifications Framework Council
       Creation Date: 18 May 2008

      Constituted By: Independent Chair and 8 other officials representing Commonwealth,
                      State and Territory agencies with portfolio responsibility for education
                      and training

       Appointed By: MCEECDYA (see Section A3)

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.aqf.edu.au

                        The Council is the custodian of the Australian Qualifications
                        Framework (AQF) and advises MCEECDYA and MCTEE (see Section A3)
                        on technical issues relating to the AQF.




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                        A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                        Council of Australian Governments Working Group on the
                        Productivity Agenda - Education, Skills, Training and Early
                        Childhood Development
       Creation Date: 20 December 2007

      Constituted By: Minister for Education and State and Territory Ministers with portfolio
                      responsibility for Premier and Cabinet (or equivalent), Treasury,
                      Employment, Education and Workplace Relations

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling

                        The Working Group examines and develops proposals relating to the
                        reform of workplace relations, education, skills and early childhood
                        development.


                        Joint Committee on Higher Education
       Creation Date: 29 February 2000

      Constituted By: 9 representatives from Commonwealth, State and Territory agencies
                      with portfolio responsibility for higher education

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.mceecdya.edu.au

                        The Committee convenes to consider inter-jurisdictional issues
                        relating to higher education and advises MCEECDYA on technical
                        higher education matters.


                        Joint Committee on International Education
       Creation Date: 13 April 2007

      Constituted By: 9 representatives from Commonwealth, State and Territory agencies
                      with portfolio responsibility for international education

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.mceecdya.edu.au

                        The Committee advises MCEECDYA (see Section A3) on the strategic
                        direction of international education.




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                        A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                        A6. ADVISORY BODIES


                        Accreditation Decisions Review Committee
       Creation Date: April 1998

      Constituted By: 9 members comprising persons who have expertise in childcare and
                      law

       Appointed By: Minister for Education

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.adrc.org.au

                        The Committee, under section 16 of the Child Care Act 1972, reviews
                        the accreditation decisions of the National Childcare Accreditation
                        Council (NCAC) (see Section H2) and refers its recommendations for
                        adoption by NCAC.


                        Australian Information and Communications Technology in
                        Education Committee
       Creation Date: 27 July 2001

      Constituted By: 23 members comprising 2 representing the Commonwealth,
                      1 representing each State and Territory school system, 1 representing
                      Catholic schools, 1 representing independent schools, 1 representing
                      each State and Territory vocational training and education system
                      and 3 representing higher education institutions

       Appointed By: Each member is appointed by the respective nominating authorities
                     but membership is limited to senior executives

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.aictec.edu.au

                        The Committee provides advice on education-related information
                        technology matters to Commonwealth, State and Territory ministers
                        with portfolio responsibility for education and training.




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                        A. DEPARTMENTAL BODIES


                        Business, Industry and Higher Education Collaboration
                        Council
       Creation Date: July 2004

      Constituted By: 12 members comprising officials from the higher education,
                      research and business sectors, and one representative from the
                      Department

       Appointed By: Minister for Education

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.dest.gov.au/highered/bihecc

                        The Council advises the Minister on measures which may promote
                        collaborative relationships between higher education institutions,
                        business and industry.


                        Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council
       Creation Date: 5 August 2004

      Constituted By: 16 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Education

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.dest.gov.au/sectors

                        The Council advises the Minister and the Department on higher
                        education issues, recommends awards under the Indigenous Staff
                        Scholarships Program, advises on strategies to enhance the career
                        paths of Indigenous staff employed in higher education institutions
                        and coordinates the annual Indigenous Higher Education Conference.




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                        National Industry Skills Committee
       Creation Date: July 2006

      Constituted By: 9 members

       Appointed By: Minister for Employment Participation appoints the Chair and
                     3 industry representatives. Other members include a representative
                     from a national or state employee association and 4 employer
                     representatives nominated by the Australian Industry Group, the
                     Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Business Council
                     of Australia and the National Farmers’ Federation.

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.nisc.tvetaustralia.com.au

                        The Committee advises MCEECDYA (see Section A3) on workforce
                        planning and training priorities.


                        National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy
                        Advisory Committee
       Creation Date: 14 March 2008

      Constituted By: 18 members, comprising representatives from peak consumer bodies,
                      service providers, employers, union organisations and other experts

       Appointed By: Minister for Employment Participation

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: No current web site available

                        The Council advises the Minister for Employment Participation on the
                        National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy.




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                        National Quality Council
       Creation Date: July 2005

      Constituted By: 14 members, comprising 4 industry representatives, 1 ACTU
                      representative, 3 National Senior Officials Committee members,
                      1 representative from the Australian Government, 2 education
                      provider representatives and 2 nominees of the Client Action Group

       Appointed By: Minister for Education

Annual Report Tabled: No

           Web Site: www.nqc.tvetaustralia.com.au

                        The Council monitors and reviews the performance and compliance of
                        training providers against the Australian Quality Training Framework
                        Standards.

                        The Council is a committee of the Ministerial Council for Tertiary
                        Education and Employment (see Section A3).




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                        B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                        B1. STATUTORY AUTHORITIES, STATUTORY COMMITTEES AND
                            ROYAL COMMISSIONS


                        Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC)
       Creation Date: 1 March 1989

Established By/Under: Workplace Relations Act 1996, section 61

      Constituted By: President, 2 Vice Presidents, Deputy Presidents and Commissioners

        Appointed By: Governor-General

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 126 of the Workplace Relations Act 1996

            Web Site: www.airc.gov.au

                        The AIRC is a tribunal for employees and employers with jurisdiction
                        for industrial disputes, termination of employment, award
                        modernisation and industrial action.

                        In accordance with the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and
                        Consequential Amendments) Act 2009, the AIRC will be abolished on
                        31 December 2009, when it will be replaced by Fair Work Australia.


                        Contributions Review Panel
       Creation Date: 21 December 2000

Established By/Under: Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, section 54

      Constituted By: 10 members

        Appointed By: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                        The Panel reviews and determines the criteria for determining the
                        annual contributions that training providers, who are registered on
                        the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas
                        Students, are obliged to make to the Education Services for Overseas
                        Students Assurance Fund. The Fund Manager calculates and collects
                        each provider’s contribution based on the criteria.

                        The Fund protects the interests of overseas students by ensuring
                        placement in a suitable alternative course, or having their
                        contributions refunded, if the provider cannot deliver the purchased
                        course. CRP also hears and determines providers’ appeals against
                        determinations of their contributions.




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                        B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                        Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal
       Creation Date: 25 December 1984

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

      Constituted By: 3 members, comprising a presidential member of the Australian
                      Industrial Relations Commission as President, a person with industrial
                      relations experience and a person who was formerly a member of the
                      Permanent Forces

       Appointed By: Governor-General, section 58G

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: www.dfrt.gov.au

                        The Tribunal inquires into and determines the salaries and allowances
                        of members of the Australian Defence Force. It may also inquire into
                        and make determinations on prescribed matters referred to it under
                        the Act.

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


                        Education Investment Fund Advisory Board
       Creation Date: 1 January 2009

Established By/Under: Nation-building Funds Act 2008, section 170

      Constituted By: Chair, 2 other members, and 3 ex officio members comprising the
                      Chief Scientist of Australia, the Secretary of the Department, and the
                      Secretary of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and
                      Research

       Appointed By: Minister for Education and the Minister for Innovation, Industry,
                     Science and Research

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: www.deewr.gov.au/eif

                        The Board advises the Ministers about payments for developing
                        infrastructure relating to research, higher education, and vocational
                        education and training.




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                        National Workplace Relations Consultative Council
       Creation Date: 16 June 1977

Established By/Under: National Workplace Relations Consultative Council Act 2002, section 4

      Constituted By: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and
                      14 other members

       Appointed By: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                        The Council is the peak consultative body on workplace relations
                        issues originally established in 1977.


                        Remuneration Tribunal
       Creation Date: 19 December 1973

Established By/Under: Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973, section 4

      Constituted By: President and 2 other members

       Appointed By: Governor-General, section 4

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 12AA of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973

            Web Site: www.remtribunal.gov.au

                        The Tribunal determines, reports on, and advises on remuneration
                        arrangements, including allowances and entitlements.

                        The Tribunal has jurisdiction for federal parliamentarians, judicial and
                        non-judicial offices of federal courts and tribunals, full-time and
                        part-time holders of various public offices and principal executive
                        offices.




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                         Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC)
       Creation Date: 22 June 1992

Established By/Under Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act),
                     section 89A

      Constituted By: Chair, Chief Executive Officer of Comcare and 9 other members,
                      7 of whom are representative appointments and 2 are appointments
                      based on qualifications and experience.

        Appointed By: Governor-General, section 89F

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 89S of the SRC Act and section 75 of the Occupational
                      Health and Safety Act 1991 (OHS Act)

            Web Site: www.srcc.gov.au

                         The SRCC administers the regulatory functions of the SRC Act and the
                         OHS Act, other than those functions assigned to Comcare
                         (see Section D).

                         The SRCC does not employ its own staff and does not have its own
                         budget. Under section 72A of the SRC Act, Comcare provides the
                         SRCC with secretariat support.




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                         Skills Australia
       Creation Date: 20 March 2008

Established By/Under: Skills Australia Act 2008

      Constituted By: 7 members, representing industries, unions, academics and training
                      providers

        Appointed By: Minister for Education

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 27 of the Skills Australia Act 2008

            Web Site: www.skillsaustralia.gov.au

                         Skills Australia advises the Minister on measures to address the
                         emerging and future workforce development and skills.


                         Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Committees
       Creation Date: 15 August 1946

Established By/Under: Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Act 1946, sections 12 to 33E

      Constituted By: Central Trades Committees and other experts as required

        Appointed By: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Annual Report Tabled: No

            Web Site: No current web site available

                         The Committees review and determine the criteria for the official
                         recognition of engineering, boilermaking, blacksmithing electrical,
                         sheet metal and boot trade qualifications, for persons who received
                         their training outside Australia.




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                        B. PORTFOLIO BODIES RECOGNISED IN LEGISLATION


                        B2. STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS


                        Federal Safety Commissioner
       Creation Date: 12 September 2005

Established By/Under: Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005

        Appointed By: Secretary of the Department, section 29

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 14 of the Building and Construction Industry
                      Improvement Act 2005

            Web Site: www.fsc.gov.au

                        The Commissioner develops and promotes standards relating to
                        occupational health and safety in the Australian building and
                        construction industry.




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                        C. PRESCRIBED AGENCIES UNDER THE FMA ACT


                        Australian Industrial Registry (AIR)
       Creation Date: 1 March 1989

Established By/Under: Workplace Relations Act 1996, section 128

      Constituted By: Registrar, Deputy Registrars and staff employed under the
                      Public Service Act 1999

        Appointed By: Governor-General appoints the Registrar (section 133) and the
                      Deputy Registrar (section 141)

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 132 of the Workplace Relations Act 1996

         PS Act Body: Statutory Agency

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                  ABN: 83 674 573 738

            Web Site: www.airc.gov.au

                        The Registry provides administrative support to the Australian
                        Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) and publishes the decisions,
                        orders and awards of the AIRC (see Section B1). The Registry also
                        assists consumers with advice on applications and procedures.

                        The AIR will cease to exist on 31 December 2009, when it will be
                        replaced by Fair Work Australia (see also Section C).




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                        C. PRESCRIBED AGENCIES UNDER THE FMA ACT


                        Fair Work Australia (FWA)
       Creation Date: 1 July 2009

Established By/Under: Fair Work Australia Act 2009, section 575

      Constituted By: President, Deputy Presidents, Commissioners and Minimum Wage
                      Panel Members (collectively known as FWA Members), a General
                      Manager and staff employed under the Public Service Act 1999.

        Appointed By: Governor-General appoints the FWA Members (section 626) and the
                      General Manager (section 660)

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 652 of the Fair Work Australia Act 2009

         PS Act Body: Statutory Agency

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                  ABN: 93 614 579 199

            Web Site: www.fwa.gov.au

                        FWA monitors compliance with workplace laws and provides
                        information, advice and assistance on workplace issues.

                        FWA will also assume the functions of the Australian Industrial
                        Relations Commission (31 December 2009), the Australian Industrial
                        Registry (31 December 2009), and the Workplace Authority
                        (31 January 2010). See also Sections B1 and C for descriptions of
                        these bodies.




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                        Office of the Australian Building and Construction
                        Commissioner (ABCC)
       Creation Date: 1 October 2005

Established By/Under: Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005
                      (the BCII Act), section 26

      Constituted By: Australian Building and Construction Commissioner, two Deputy
                      Commissioners, and staff employed under the Public Service Act 1999

        Appointed By: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations appoints the
                      Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners, section 15

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 14 of the Building and Construction Industry
                      Improvement Act 2005

         PS Act Body: Statutory Agency

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                  ABN: 68 003 725 098

            Web Site: www.abcc.gov.au

                        The ABCC monitors and promotes compliance with workplace relations
                        laws and the National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry
                        in the Australian building and construction industry.

                        The Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment
                        (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2009 would abolish the ABCC and
                        replace it with a new statutory authority, the Fair Work Building
                        Industry Inspectorate.




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                         Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman
       Creation Date: 1 July 2009

Established By/Under: Fair Work Australia Act 2009, section 696

      Constituted By: Fair Work Ombudsman (Ombudsman), Inspectors and staff employed
                      under the Public Service Act 1999

        Appointed By: Governor-General appoints the Ombudsman (section 687), Inspectors
                      are appointed by the Ombudsman (section 700)

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 686 of the Fair Work Australia Act 2009

         PS Act Body: Statutory Agency

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                  ABN: 43 884 188 232

            Web Site: www.fwo.gov.au

                         The Office is an inspectorate which appoints Fair Work Inspectors to
                         monitor and promote compliance with workplace relations laws.

                         The Office replaces functions previously performed by the Workplace
                         Ombudsman.




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                         Safe Work Australia
       Creation Date: 1 July 2009

Established By/Under: Safe Work Australia Act 2008, section 5

      Constituted By: Chief Executive Officer, staff employed under the Public Service
                      Act 1999 (PS Act) to assist the CEO, and the Safe Work Australia
                      Council.

        Appointed By: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations appoints the CEO
                      and the members of the Council.

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, section 70 of the Safe Work Australia Act 2008

         PS Act Body: Statutory Agency

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Material

                  ABN: 81 840 374 163

            Web Site: www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au

                         Safe Work Australia assists the Safe Work Australia Council in its
                         review of occupational health and safety outcomes and workers’
                         compensation arrangements in Australia, for the purposes of making
                         reform-focussed recommendations to the Workplace Relations
                         Ministers’ Council. It is jointly-funded by the Commonwealth and the
                         States and Territories.

                         The Safe Work Australia Council comprises the Chair, members
                         representing the Commonwealth and each State and Territory,
                         2 members representing workers’ interests and 2 members
                         representing employers’ interests. The CEO is an ex officio member.

                         Safe Work Australia replaces functions previously administered by the
                         Australian Safety and Compensation Council.

                         Safe Work Australia was created as an Executive Agency on
                         1 July 2009. The Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2] was passed on
                         7 September 2009, making Safe Work Australia a Statutory Agency
                         under the PS Act on a date fixed by proclamation.




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                        Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority
                        (Seacare)
       Creation Date: 15 June 1993

Established By/Under: Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 (Seafarers Act),
                      section 103

      Constituted By: Chair, Deputy Chair, 2 employer representatives, 2 employee
                      representatives and the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian
                      Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

        Appointed By: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.
                      The AMSA CEO is an ex officio member.

Annual Report Tabled: Yes, the Seafarers Act (section 125A) and Occupational Health and
                      Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (OHS (MI) Act) (section 114)

         PS Act Body: No, Seacare is staffed and resourced by Comcare

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 32 745 854 352

            Web Site: www.seacare.gov.au

                        The Authority administers matters within the jurisdiction of the
                        Seafarers Act and the OHS (MI) Act which provides for workers’
                        compensation, rehabilitation and occupational health and safety
                        regimes for certain seafarers involved in the maritime industry.




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                        Workplace Authority
       Creation Date: 1 July 2007

Established By/Under: Workplace Relations Act 1996, section 153B. Prescribed as an agency
                      under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 on 1
                      July 2007.

      Constituted By: The Workplace Authority Director, the Workplace Authority Deputy
                      Directors and the staff of the Authority.

       Appointed By: The Governor-General appoints the Workplace Authority Director by
                     written instrument.

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: Statutory Agency

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 37 243 205 024

            Web Site: www.workplaceauthority.gov.au

                        The function of the Workplace Authority is to provide education on
                        the rights and obligations of parties covered by federal workplace
                        relations legislation, provide information on the making of workplace
                        agreements, process the lodgement of workplace agreements, apply
                        the fairness test to workplace agreements, and where appropriate,
                        refer matters for investigation by the Workplace Ombudsman and
                        Workplace Inspectors.

                        The Workplace Authority will cease to exist on 31 January 2010, after
                        which its functions will be performed by Fair Work Australia (see also
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                        D. COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                        Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
                        (ACARA)
       Creation Date: 8 December 2008

Established By/Under: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act 2008,
                      section 5

      Constituted By: 13 members, comprising the Chair, Deputy Chair, and one other
                      member nominated by the Commonwealth Minister for Education,
                      one nominated by the National Catholic Education Commission, one
                      nominated by the Independent Schools Council of Australia and 8
                      other members, each of whom are nominated by a different State or
                      Territory education minister.

       Appointed By: Minister for Education

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 54 735 928 084

           Web Site: www.acara.edu.au

                        ACARA develops and administers national school curriculums, develops
                        and administers national assessments, collects and publishes school
                        performance data, provides school curriculum resource services and
                        provides support to teachers.




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                        D. COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                        Australian National University (ANU)
       Creation Date: 7 February 1947

Established By/Under: Australian National University Act 1991, section 4 continues
                      in existence the body created by the Australian National University
                      Act 1949

      Constituted By: 15 member Council, comprising the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor,
                      seven members appointed by the Minister, a person who is either a
                      Dean or the Head of a Research School, a member of the academic
                      staff of the Faculties, a member of the academic staff of the Institute
                      of Advanced Studies, a member of the general staff of the University,
                      an undergraduate student of the University and a postgraduate
                      student of the University

        Appointed By: Minister for Education appoints seven members on the
                      recommendation of the Nominations Committee of Council.

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: Unclassified

          Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 52 234 063 906

            Web Site: www.anu.edu.au

                        The University comprises over 200 buildings on the Acton campus,
                        Canberra, and the other smaller campuses of Mt Stromlo Observatory
                        (west of Canberra), Siding Spring Observatory (near Coonabarabran),
                        North Australia Research Unit (Darwin) and Kioloa (Bawley Point).

                        The ANU is the only university established by Commonwealth law.




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                        D. COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                        Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding)
                        Corporation
       Creation Date: 4 September 1992

Established By/Under: Coal Mining (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992, section 6

      Constituted By: Chair, Deputy Chair and 4 other members

       Appointed By: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: PFC

          Materiality: Material

                 ABN: 12 039 670 644

            Web Site: No current web site available

                        The Corporation administers the Coal Mining Industry Long Service
                        Leave Fund (the Fund). The Fund provides reimbursement payments
                        to employers who must pay long service leave entitlements to persons
                        employed in the black coal industry.




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                        D. COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                        Comcare
       Creation Date: 22 June 1992

Established By/Under: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act),
                      section 68

      Constituted By: Chief Executive Officer under subsection 74(1A)

       Appointed By: Governor-General, subsection 74(1A)

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: Statutory Agency

   GFS Classification: GGS

          Materiality: Material

                 ABN: 41 640 788 304

            Web Site: www.comcare.gov.au

                        Comcare works with the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation
                        Commission (see Section B1) to administer the Comcare scheme in
                        accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 and the
                        SRC Act.

                        Comcare processes the workers' compensation claims of Australian
                        government employees, manages the common law asbestos claims of
                        the Australian Government and provides administrative support to the
                        Seafarers' Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority
                        (see Section B1).

                        Comcare does not have a governing board and its CEO is the sole
                        director for the purposes of the Commonwealth Authorities and
                        Companies Act 1997.




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                        F. COMMONWEALTH COMPANIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                        F1. LIMITED BY GUARANTEE


                        Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited (ALTCL)
       Creation Date: 30 June 2004

        Governed By: 9 directors

       Appointed By: Minister for Education

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: GGS

         Materiality: Small

             Auditor: Auditor-General

                 ABN: 30 109 826 628

                 ACN: 109 826 628

           Web Site: www.altc.edu.au

                        ALTCL manages a grants scheme for innovation in learning and
                        teaching, reviews and reports on national assessment practices,
                        develops benchmarking tools, manages an international experts
                        visiting program and coordinates the Australian Awards for University
                        Teaching.

                        The Commonwealth is the sole member of the company. Formerly
                        known as the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher
                        Education Limited, ALTCL was renamed on 26 June 2008.




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                        F. COMMONWEALTH COMPANIES UNDER THE CAC ACT


                        Teaching Australia – Australian Institute for Teaching and
                        School Leadership Limited
       Creation Date: 30 November 2005

        Governed By: 12 directors

       Appointed By: Minister for Education

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

             Auditor: Auditor-General

         PS Act Body: No

   GFS Classification: GGS

         Materiality: Small

                 ABN: 17 117 362 740

                 ACN: 117 362 740

           Web Site: www.teachingaustralia.edu.au

                        Teaching Australia promotes learning activities for teachers and
                        principals, administers the National Awards for Quality Schooling and
                        provides services for the recognition of overseas teaching
                        qualifications.

                        The Commonwealth of Australia is the sole member of the company.




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                       G. OTHER COMPANIES


                       G1. LIMITED BY GUARANTEE


                       Australian Universities Quality Agency Limited (AUQA)
       Creation Date: 24 May 2000

        Governed By: 12 directors

       Appointed By: Minister for Education appoints 3 directors, 5 are appointed by CEOs
                     of higher education institutions, 3 by State and Territory Ministers,
                     and an Executive Director is appointed by the board

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: Russell Simcock

                 ABN: 59 092 938 200

                 ACN: 092 938 200

           Web Site: www.auqa.edu.au

                       AUQA audits and reports on measures of quality assurance in
                       Australian higher education institutions.

                       Commonwealth, States and the Territories are the members of the
                       company.


                       Curriculum Corporation
       Creation Date: 6 December 1989

        Governed By: 9 directors comprising Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers
                     for Education

       Appointed By: Ex officio

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: William Buck

                 ABN: 18 007 342 421

                 ACN: 007 342 421

           Web Site: www.curriculum.edu.au

                       The company reviews and develops the national approach to
                       curriculum service delivery with a particular focus on digital content
                       and the development of digital systems.

                       Commonwealth, States and the Territories are the members of the
                       company.



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                       G. OTHER COMPANIES


                       Education. Au Limited
       Creation Date: 10 February 1993

        Governed By: 9 directors comprising an independent Chair, one representing State
                     and Territory government schools, one representing non-government
                     schools, one representing vocational education and training
                     organisations, one representing higher education organisations,
                     one from the Department and three directors who have financial,
                     technical and legal expertise

       Appointed By: Minister for Education appoints the Chair. Other directors are
                     appointed in accordance with the company’s Articles of Association.

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

             Auditor: KPMG

                 ABN: 88 058 020 876

                 ACN: 058 020 876

           Web Site: www.educationau.edu.au

                       The company develops and manages web-based resources that can be
                       used by national education and training institutions.

                       Commonwealth, State and Territory education Ministers are the
                       members of the company.


                       National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd
                       (NCVER)
       Creation Date: 2 September 1981

        Governed By: 9 directors

       Appointed By: Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers for Education

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

             Auditor: South Australian Auditor-General

                 ABN: 87 007 967 311

                 ACN: 007 967 311

           Web Site: www.ncver.edu.au

                       NCVER provides research and statistics on vocational education and
                       training. Commonwealth, States and the Territories are the members
                       of the company.




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                       G. OTHER COMPANIES


                       Technical and Vocational Education and Training Australia
                       Limited (TVET Australia)
       Creation Date: 15 August 1994

        Governed By: 9 directors

       Appointed By: Minister for Education appoints 4 directors, State and Territory
                     Ministers responsible for education appoint 2 directors, and up to a
                     further 2 directors may be appointed by the directors to provide
                     relevant expertise.

Annual Report Tabled: Yes

             Auditor: Pitcher Partners

                 ABN: 99 062 758 632

                 ACN: 062 758 632

           Web Site: www.atpl.net.au

                       The members of the company are the members of the Ministerial
                       Council for Tertiary Education and Employment (see MCTEE in
                       Section A3).

                       The company provides secretariat services for the National Quality
                       Council (see Section A6), the National Industry Skills Committee
                       (see Section A6), the Flexible Learning Advisory Group (a working
                       group of the National Senior Officials Committee (see MCTEE in
                       Section A3)), and the National VET Equity Advisory Council
                       (see MCTEE in Section A3).

                       The company is also responsible for the National Audit and
                       Registration Agency which manages the audit and registration of
                       multi-jurisdictional training organisations under delegation from the
                       States and Territories.




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                       G. OTHER COMPANIES


                       G2. LIMITED BY SHARES


                       ANU Enterprise Pty Limited
       Creation Date: 31 August 1979

        Governed By: 7 directors

       Appointed By: Australian National University (ANU) Vice Chancellor

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: Auditor-General

                 ABN: 31 008 548 650

                 ACN: 008 548 650

           Web Site: www.anuenterprise.com.au

                       The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ANU,
                       provides education and training services to overseas and local
                       students, manages research contracts, commercialises scientific
                       instruments, and provides administrative and financial support
                       services to the ANU.


                       Australian Scientific Instruments Pty Ltd

       Creation Date: 6 October 1988

        Governed By: 4 directors

       Appointed By: ANU Enterprise Pty Limited

Annual Report Tabled: No

             Auditor: Auditor-General

                 ABN: 43 008 644 273

                 ACN: 008 644 273

           Web Site: www.anuenterprise.com.au

                       The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ANU, develops,
                       manufactures and commercialises the technical scientific instruments
                       known as the SHRIMP and the Alphachron.




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                       H. OTHER ENTITIES


                       H2. INCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS


                       National Childcare Accreditation Council Inc (NCAC)
       Creation Date: 1 July 1993

        Governed By: 8 committee members

       Appointed By: Minister for Education

Annual Report Tabled: No

 Association Number: Y1501209

                 ABN: 82 270 247 664

               ARBN: 110 877 524

           Web Site: www.ncac.gov.au

                       NCAC administers the Australian Government’s Child Care Quality
                       Assurance systems for long day care, family day care and outside
                       school hours child care services.

                       NCAC promotes quality in child care and administers accreditation and
                       compliance processes. It also collects statistical data for the
                       Department and may investigate complaints concerning quality in
                       child care.

                       NCAC’s decisions are reviewed by the Accreditation Decisions Review
                       Committee (see Section A6).

                       NCAC is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1984
                       (NSW) and its members, for association purposes, comprise its
                       8 committee members.




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