Remuneration reports

In accordance with definitions in section 8 of the Public, Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), DHA is both a corporate Commonwealth entity and a Government Business Enterprise (GBE). DHA is the only GBE that employs its staff under the Public Service Act 1999. Due to DHA’s unique status, we have been asked to report senior executive remuneration in two forms in 2016–17:

  1. The Minister for Finance requested that DHA, as a GBE, disclose disaggregated information relating to senior executive remuneration for the 2015–16 financial year and beyond.
  2. The Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet requested that DHA, as an Australian Public Service employer, disclose aggregated information relating to senior executive and highly paid officer remuneration for the 2016–17 financial year and beyond using a provided template.

As DHA is a reporting entity under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) our remuneration disclosures must take account of our legal obligations under the Privacy Act. This means we cannot legally publish disaggregated detail of remuneration, which constitutes personal information under the Privacy Act, without prior written consent from the individuals concerned, whether they are named or otherwise reasonably identifiable.

Remuneration Report 2015–16

Our report details disaggregated remuneration information relating to key management personnel (board members and senior executives) for the 2015–16 financial year on the proviso that it was a ministerial requirement and was not in breach of the Privacy Act.

Remuneration Report 2016–17

Our report is a hybrid of the two aforementioned requests. It details disaggregated remuneration information relating to board members and the Managing Director (as holders of public office). It details aggregated information for senior executives and highly paid officers in line with the template provided by the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.