About this report

This report was prepared according to parliamentary reporting requirements and legislative requirements. It provides details of the operations and performance of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs for the financial year ending 30 June 2011.

How to use this report

Part 1 provides an overview of the Department, with a review of the year from the Secretary and a description of the portfolio and the Department.

Part 2 reports on the Department’s performance against the outcomes and programs set out in the 2010–11 Portfolio Budget Statements.

Part 3 details management and accountability processes, including corporate governance, external scrutiny, human resources management and financial management.

Part 4 contains the audited financial statements for 2010–11 of the Department, the Aboriginals Benefit Account, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account.

The appendixes provide additional information, reports required under specific legislation and the annual reports of the Aboriginals Benefit Account and the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services. They also include a list of requirements showing the locations of information in the report.