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Attorney-Generals Portfolio Ministers

Attorney-Generals Portfolio Outcomes

17 Outcomes were announced in the April 2019 PBS

Agency Outcome April 2019
Attorney-Generals Department
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: A just and secure society through the maintenance and improvement of Australia's law, justice, security and integrity frameworks.
$770,973,000
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Provide correct or preferable decisions through a mechanism of independent review of administrative decisions that is accessible, fair, just, economical, informal, quick and proportionate.
$177,332,000
Federal Court of Australia
Outcome 4:
Outcome 4: Improved administration and support of the resolution of matters according to law for litigants in the Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and parties in the National Native Title Tribunal through efficient and effective provision of shared corporate services.
$171,700,000
Federal Court of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Apply and uphold the rule of law for litigants in the Federal Court of Australia and parties in the National Native Title Tribunal through the resolution of matters according to law and through the effective management of the administrative affairs of the Court and Tribunal.
$157,742,000
Australian Financial Security Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Maintain confidence in Australia's personal insolvency and personal property securities systems through delivering fair, efficient and effective trustee and registry services, and risk-based regulation.
$151,575,000
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Contribute to a fair, safe and just society by delivering an effective, independent prosecution service in accordance with the Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth.
$98,278,000
National Archives of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: To promote the creation, management and preservation of authentic, reliable and usable Commonwealth records and to facilitate Australians' access to the archival resources of the Commonwealth.
$88,064,000
Federal Court of Australia
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Apply and uphold the rule of law for litigants in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia through more informal and streamlined resolution of family law and general federal law matters according to law, through the encouragement of appropriate dispute resolution processes and through the effective management of the administrative affairs of the Court.
$66,262,000
Federal Court of Australia
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Apply and uphold the rule of law for litigants in the Family Court of Australia through the resolution of family law matters according to law, particularly more complex family law matters, and through the effective management of the administrative affairs of the Court.
$41,383,000
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Fair and accountable administrative action by Australian Government entities and prescribed private sector organisations, by investigating complaints, reviewing administrative action and statutory compliance inspections and reporting.
$40,129,000
High Court of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: To interpret and uphold the Australian Constitution and perform the functions of the ultimate appellate Court in Australia.
$26,502,000
Office of Parliamentary Counsel
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: A body of Commonwealth laws and instruments that give effect to intended policy, and that are coherent, readable and readily accessible, through the drafting and publication of those laws and instruments.
$23,496,000
Australian Human Rights Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: An Australian society in which human rights are respected, protected and promoted through independent investigation and resolution of complaints, education and research to promote and eliminate discrimination, and monitoring, and reporting on human rights.
$23,427,000
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Provision of public access to Commonwealth Government information, protection of individuals' personal information, and performance of information commissioner, freedom of information and privacy functions.
$21,451,000
Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Independent assurance for the Prime Minister, senior ministers and Parliament as to whether Australia's intelligence and security agencies act legally and with propriety by inspecting, inquiring into and reporting on their activities
$14,709,000
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Independent assurance to the Australian Government that Commonwealth law enforcement agencies and their staff act with integrity by detecting, investigating and preventing corruption.
$14,069,000
Australian Law Reform Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Informed government decisions about the development, reform and harmonisation of Australian laws and related processes through research, analysis, reports and community consultation and education.
$2,665,000

12 Outcomes have changed in the March 2020 PAES

Agency Outcome March 2020
Attorney-Generals Department
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: A just and secure society through the maintenance and improvement of Australia's law, justice, security and integrity frameworks
$793,421,000
Attorney-Generals Department
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Facilitate jobs growth through policies and programs that promote fair, productive and safe workplaces
$523,358,000
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Provide correct or preferable decisions through a mechanism of independent review of administrative decisions that is accessible, fair, just, economical, informal, quick and proportionate.
$193,060,000
Federal Court of Australia
Outcome 4:
Outcome 4: Improved administration and support of the resolution of matters according to law for litigants in the Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and parties in the National Native Title Tribunal through efficient and effective provision of shared corporate and registry services.
$166,470,000
Federal Court of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Apply and uphold the rule of law for litigants in the Federal Court of Australia and parties in the National Native Title Tribunal through the resolution of matters according to law and through the effective management of the administrative affairs of the Court and Tribunal
$152,675,000
Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Compliance with workplace relations legislation by employees and employers through advice, education and where necessary enforcement.
$130,631,000
Federal Court of Australia
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Apply and uphold the rule of law for litigants in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia through more informal and streamlined resolution of family and general federal law matters according to law, through the encouragement of appropriate dispute resolution processes and through the effective management of the administrative affairs of the Court.
$71,250,000
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Fair and accountable administrative action by Australian Government entities and prescribed private sector organisations, by investigating complaints, reviewing administrative action and statutory compliance inspections and reporting
$50,174,000
Federal Court of Australia
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Apply and uphold the rule of law for litigants in the Family Court of Australia through the resolution of family lawmatters according to law, particularly more complex family law matters and through the effective management of the administrative affairs of the Court.
$46,250,000
High Court of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: To interpret and uphold the Australian Constitution and perform the functions of the ultimate appellate Court in Australia
$26,495,000
Office of Parliamentary Counsel
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: A body of Commonwealth laws and instruments that give effect to intended policy, and that are coherent, readable and readily accessible, through the drafting and publication of those laws and instruments
$23,662,000
Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Effective governance and financial transparency of registered employee and employer organisations, through regulation, investigation and appropriate enforcement action.
$5,611,000

The Attorney-Generals Portfolio has 14 agencies in the PBS

AgencyApril 2019
1 Attorney-Generals Department 770,973,000
2 Federal Court of Australia 437,087,000
3 Administrative Appeals Tribunal 177,332,000
4 Australian Financial Security Authority 151,575,000
5 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 98,278,000
6 National Archives of Australia 88,064,000
7 Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman 40,129,000
8 High Court of Australia 26,502,000
9 Office of Parliamentary Counsel 23,496,000
10 Australian Human Rights Commission 23,427,000
11 Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 21,451,000
12 Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 14,709,000
13 Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 14,069,000
14 Australian Law Reform Commission 2,665,000

7 agencies in the Attorney-Generals Portfolio reported changes in the PAES

AgencyMarch 2020
1 Attorney-Generals Department 1,316,779,000
2 Federal Court of Australia 436,645,000
3 Administrative Appeals Tribunal 193,060,000
4 Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission 136,242,000
5 Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman 50,174,000
6 High Court of Australia 26,495,000
7 Office of Parliamentary Counsel 23,662,000

8 agencies remain unchanged at March 2020

March 2020
1 Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 14,069,000
2 Australian Financial Security Authority 151,575,000
3 Australian Human Rights Commission 23,427,000
4 Australian Law Reform Commission 2,665,000
5 National Archives of Australia 88,064,000
6 Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 21,451,000
7 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 98,278,000
8 Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 14,709,000

Program figures as at April 2018. Figures in billions

Office of Parliamentary Cousel

Year to DateCurrentEstimateProjectionProjection
2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
0.022 0.023 0.023 0.023 0.024

Revised figures PAES (changed programs only).

OPC Departmental Outcome

Year to DateCurrentEstimateProjectionProjection
2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
0.022 0.024 0.023 0.024 0.024