Department of Immigration and Border Protection Annual Report 2015-16

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection Annual Report 2015–16 (3.2MB PDF) has been prepared in accordance with the Department of Finance’s Resource Management Guide No. 135, Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities, issued on 2 May 2016.

The report is divided into eight parts.


Copyright and contact details, and the letter of transmittal to the Minister.

Part 1: Reviews by the Secretary and ABF Commissioner

This part summarises the Department’s significant issues and developments, performance and financial results during the year, by the Secretary and the Australian Border Force Commissioner.

Part 2: Overview

This part provides an overview of the Department, including its role, functions, organisational structure, and outcome and programme structure.

Part 3: Annual performance statements

This part reports on the Department’s results against performance criteria as outlined in the Corporate Plan 2015–19, Portfolio Budget Statements 2015–16 and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2015–16 and provides an analysis of the factors that contributed to its performance.

Part 4: Report on financial performance

This part contains a discussion and analysis of the Department’s financial performance.

Part 5: Management and accountability

This part provides information about the Department’s governance framework, fraud and risk management arrangements, external scrutiny, workforce planning, human resources and purchasing. This part also includes information about workplace health and safety, small business, procurement initiatives, advertising and market research, ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance, and grants programmes.

Part 6: Financial statements (1.9MB PDF)

This part contains the Department’s audited financial statements and a report by the Auditor-General.

Part 7: Appendices

This part provides supplementary information, such as employee classifications and salary rates, legal services, freedom of information and citizenship statistics.

Part 8: Reference material

This part comprises a glossary, list of abbreviations and acronyms, compliance index and an alphabetical index.

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