pile of booksIf you’re in a Commonwealth agency, your annual report may look a little different this year.

For the first time, you’ll need to include an ‘annual performance statement’ that reports on the results actually achieved against the measures set out in your corporate plan.

It’s about lining up your portfolio budget statement and associated key performance indicators with the purpose and activities detailed in your corporate plan.

This is a core element of the Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

You can find out more in the Department of Finance’s guide: Annual performance statements for Commonwealth entities.

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Cinden Lester has more than 25 years’ experience as a professional writer, editor and communications specialist. She worked as a broadcast journalist, in private sector marketing and public relations, and in government communications before establishing her own Canberra-based communications consultancy in 2000.

Contact Cinden if you’d like help with your communications.

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