The Corporate Plan 2017–18 sets our course for the future, identifying our purpose, values, operating environment, strategic priorities, capability and risk oversight and management.
The Committee’s final Report, Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet, was tabled and released on 23 November 2016. The report includes four recommendations that the Committee considers will help address the harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet.
Online gambling in Australia has grown with consumers moving away from traditional gambling products to betting online using smartphones, tablets and other digital devices. Australia has one of the highest global rates of Internet and smartphone usage, paired with a long-standing cultural acceptance of gambling. These factors underscore the need for a strong and enforceable regulatory framework that protects Australians, including from illegal offshore gambling operators.
The Determination sets out the amount for the purposes outlined in paragraph 15(1)(d) of the Act (i.e. the amount determined to be ‘the estimated total amount of grants likely to be made during the financial year under section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997’) at $2,230,000 for 2016-17 financial year. A copy of the Determination can be found at https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00145
The purpose of the 2016–17 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES), like that of the Portfolio Budget Statements (PB Statements), is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to Government outcomes by entities within the Portfolio. The focus of the PAES differs from the PB Statements in one important aspect. While the PAES include an Entity Resource Statement to inform Parliament of the revised estimate of the total resources available to an entity, the focus of the PAES is on explaining the changes in resourcing by outcome(s) since the...