FaCS Triple Bottom Line Report

About this report

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This report has been verified by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) based on agreed terms of reference. The verification statement is at Appendix A. Throughout the report two symbols appear:

verified This symbol denotes data selected by the ANAO which were successfully verified. Where this symbol appears next to a heading or title, all of the data in the table or figure were verified.

not verified This symbol denotes data selected by the ANAO which they were unable to verify.


Indicators used in this report are sourced from:

  • the 2002 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability reporting guidelines
  • a guide to reporting against environmental indicators developed by the Department of the Environment and Heritage.

A consolidated list of indicators reported against is at Appendix B.

Where relevant, and for ease of comparison, 2002–03 figures are included in brackets after the 2003–04 figure.


In the 2002–03 Triple bottom line report, the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) made commitments in areas where we wanted to improve. A summary table of progress made against the commitments appears at the beginning of each performance reporting chapter. Details about the measures taken to meet these commitments are reported in relevant sections of each chapter.

Each of the performance reporting chapters also contains a list of commitments for 2004–05.

How to find out more about this and other FaCS publications

Download an Adobe Acrobat PDF copy of the FaCS Triple bottom line report 2003–04 (PDF 1.25 mb).

For more information about FaCS, please visit the FaCS web site at www.facsia.gov.au or email facs.internet@facsia.gov.au.

Inquiries about this report should be directed to:

Executive Officer
CFO Group
Box 7576
Canberra Mail Centre ACT 2610
Email: TBL@facsia.gov.au
Fax: (02) 6244 1465

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