Corporate Plan 2017-2021

In terms of paragraph 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 the Commonwealth Grants Commission presents its Corporate Plan covering the period 2017-2021.

Senate Order on Government Agency Contracts

On 20 June 2001, the Senate agreed to an order requiring each Minister to table a letter of advice that a list of contracts, in respect of each agency administered by that Minister, has been placed on the Internet, with access to the list through the department's home page. The letter must be tabled no later than the 10th day of the spring and autumn sittings each year. On 27 September 2001 the Senate passed a motion varying the reporting period of 12 months ending on the day before the first day of sitting of the Autumn or Spring sittings and requiring Agencies to report details of:

  • each contract entered into by the department which has not been   fully performed or which has been entered into in the previous 12 months,   and which provides for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more;   
  • the amount of consideration for each such contract;   
  • the contractor and the subject matter of each contract;   
  • whether each such contract contains provisions requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of its provisions, or whether any provisions of the contract are regarded by the parties as confidential, and a statement of reasons for confidentiality;   
  • an estimate of the cost of complying with this order; and   
  • the method used to estimate the cost of compliance.

Senate Continuing Order No 12 for the Production of Departmental File Lists

The Senate agreed on 14 November 1994 to a motion by Senator Harradine requiring that each Minister table indexed lists of file titles created by Central Offices of each department or agency he or she administers. The lists are to be tabled twice a year, once in the spring sittings, comprising file titles created in the preceding July to December, and once in the Autumn sittings, comprising titles created in the preceding January to June.

The Order was varied by the Senate on 3 December 1998 and now requires: that each department and agency provide, on its Internet home page, access to an indexed list of all relevant files created; and tabling of a letter from the Portfolio Minister to the President of the Senate, advising that such indexed lists have been placed on the Internet.

In addition, under the terms of the order, "relevant files" include those relating to policy advising functions, the development of legislation and matters of public administration. Case related files, those related to internal administration of a department or agency, and those files transferred to the Australian Archives, are specifically excluded.

Enterprise Agreement 2015-2018

Executive Remuneration Reporting 2016-2017

The Commonwealth Grants Commission is a small agency with only 3 SES Officers.
Because of privacy reasons the remuneration has been aggregated.

  Average Reportable Salary Average Reportable Super Average Reportable Allowance Average Reportable Bonus Average Reportable Remuneration
3 SES AGGREGATED $671,636 $127,869 $84,518 $39,033 $923,056


Legal Services Expenditure

The Commonwealth Grants Commission is required by Legal Services Directions 2005 to advise of legal expenditure incurred in the previous financial year.


For the FY 2016/2017 there were no professional fees paid by the Commission.


Disclosure Log

The information in this register has been released by the Commonwealth Grants Commission under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is available for public access.

Reference Number

Summary of FOI Request

Date Released to Applicant


Documents prepared by the commission

12 June 2018


Documents prepared by the commission

8 May 2018


Documents prepared by the commission

15 November 2017



Agenda papers prepared by the Commission

Minutes & Agendas and associated documentation prepared by the Commission.


15 November 2017

29 September 2017 


 Documentation in regard to draft responses to Senate Question on Notice 1989 prepared by the Commission.

28 February 2013 

Access to Corporate Policies

Where legislation (such as the Public Service Act 1999, Regulations and Directions; SRC Act, Regulations and Directions*) provides for public access to current CGC Corporate Policies, access can be arranged by calling the HR Manager on 02 6229 8807 or the Director, Corporate on 02 6229 8825.

 *inclusive of but not limited to.