Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) remuneration arrangements are unique because it is the only Government Business Enterprise (GBE) to employ its staff under the Public Service Act 1999 (Public Service Act). As such, DHA is required to disclose employee remuneration in multiple forms.
As DHA is a reporting entity under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) any remuneration disclosure must be in accordance with obligations under the Privacy Act. DHA is unable to publish information, which constitutes personal information under the Privacy Act, without written prior consent from the individual (or individuals) concerned, whether they are named or would be otherwise reasonably identifiable.
Remuneration Report 2017–18
Our report complies with:
- The GBE Guidelines
In accordance with Resource Management Guide No. 126: Commonwealth Government Business Enterprises – Governance and Oversight Guidelines (GBE Guidelines) published in January 2018, GBEs are expected to report all relevant information relating to the remuneration packages of individuals who constitute the executive management of the GBE in annual reports on a disaggregated basis using a specified template.
- Australian Public Service (APS) reporting
On 16 May 2017, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C):
View Remuneration Report 2017–18
- requested Heads of Statutory Agencies, including DHA, provide greater transparency of remuneration paid to substantive executives (Senior Executive Service employees) and highly paid officers
(non-SES employees earning $200,001 or more); and
- invited Heads of Statutory Agencies to publish information on their website each financial year using a suggested template that reports remuneration at an aggregate level, within dollar ranges (or bands) and shows the number of employees within each band.
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Previous Remuneration Reports
DHA Gifts and Benefits register
DHA reports all gifts and benefits received over the value of $100 in accordance with best practice guidance from the Australian Public Service Commission. The gifts and benefits register is published on a quarterly basis.