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Reporting and publications

On this page you will find a list of reporting and publications relating to both the current, and historical operations of the National Emergency Management Agency.

If you have any questions about these documents, please use our contact us form.

Annual Report

Below you will find the most up-to-date version of the Agency's Annual Report, as well as previous versions of the document.

The report outlines the operations and performance of the Agency during the financial year it was created for.

For archived Publications and Reports please visit the Archived Publications page.

Australian Government Crisis Management Framework

The Australian Government Crisis Management Framework (AGCMF) outlines the Australian Government’s approach to preparing for, responding to and recovering from crises.

The AGCMF provides ministers and senior officials with guidance on their respective roles and responsibilities. It also sets out the arrangements that link ministerial responsibility to the work of key officials, committees and facilities.

The overarching objectives of crisis management are to: protect human life and critical infrastructure; support the continuity of every day activity; and, as far as possible, protect property and the natural environment.

You can read the most up-to-date version of the AGCMF below.

Corporate Plan

The 2022-23 Corporate Plan for the National Emergency Management Agency is being developed.

For archived Publications and Reports please visit the Archived Publications page.

Indexed File Lists

In 1994, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senator Brian Harradine requiring that all Australian Government Departments and Agencies produce an indexed list of their files every six months for tabling before parliament.

The production of the list is intended to make the operations of Government more transparent to the Australian public.

As part of the Government’s commitment to giving Australians greater access to relevant Government information quickly and easily, the original Senate Order was amended in 1998 and now requires Departments and Agencies to also list these files on their websites.

The lists are tabled twice a year, once in the Spring sittings and once in the Autumn sittings.

  • Spring sittings - files created in the preceding July to December
  • Autumn sitting - files created in the preceding January to June

Requirements of the Senate Order for the Production of Indexed Lists of Departmental and Agency File

Indexed list of files

In accordance with the Senate Order, the Agency's list of files does not include:

  • files transferred to the National Archives of Australia;
  • files related to the internal administration of the Agency (staff or personnel, accounts, training, or general administrative matters); and
  • case related files (for example personal representation or dealings with the personal affairs of departmental or agency clients).

In addition, the Agency's lists do not include files whose titles would disclose the deliberations of Cabinet. 

In accordance with the Senate Order, some information in file titles has been deleted, such as:

  • commercially confidential information
  • identifiably personal information
  • any security classified information which is disclosed in, or which could be established from, a file title.

In response to the Senate Order that the list be 'indexed', the files are arranged by file number.

File lists

If you have any difficulties in accessing the documents below, or need further help with alternative formats, please contact us.

For archived Publications and Reports please visit the Archived Publications page.

Gift and Benefits Register

In accordance with the Australian Public Service Commission all National Emergency Management Agency Officials must not accept gifts or benefits which might reasonably be seen to compromise their integrity. 

All gifts and benefits accepted (and valued at over $100 excluding GST) must be publicly disclosed.

National Emergency Management Agency Gift policy states ‘gifts or benefits greater than $100 must be registered on the National Emergency Management Agency Gift and Benefits Register. 

The data collected through National Emergency Management Agency’s internal gift or benefits register is reported publicly, through this page, quarterly.

These disclosures also include that relate to the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (NQLIRA) prior to the expansion and the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency. 

You can view the most up-to-date National Emergency Management Agency Register, as well historical versions here.

Journey to Recovery

In January 2020, the Australian Government established the National Bushfire Recovery Agency to work with state and territory governments to help coordinate and support the vital work of communities and their corporate and non-government recovery partners.

Journey to Recovery was developed by the National Bushfire Recovery Agency on behalf of the Australian Government and at the request of the then Council of Australian Governments.

This historical document describes the collaborative approach being taken across Australia to recover from the devastating 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires.

Legal Services Expenditure

Paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017 requires that, by 30 October each year, entities make publicly available records of the legal services expenditure for the previous financial year.

Legal Services Expenditure 2021-22

The former National Recovery and Resilience Agency’s total legal services expenditure for the financial year 2021-22 was $671,755 (GST exclusive).

External expenditure on legal services was $362,850 (GST exclusive)

Internal expenditure on legal services was $308,905 (GST exclusive)

Portfolio Budget Statements

The National Emergency Management Agency Portfolio Budget Statements for 2022–23 were tabled as part of the Home Affairs Portfolio Budget Statements in Parliament on 25 October 2022.

The Portfolio Budget Statements provide an update of the entity resources and planned performance for the 2022-23 Budget year.

A copy of the Agency Portfolio Budget Statements is available for download below.

Procedures for Determining Suspected Breaches of the APS Code of Conduct

APS Values and Code of Conduct

The Australian Public Service (APS) Values are as follows:

  • Impartial: The APS is apolitical and provides the Government with advice that is frank, honest, timely and based on the best available evidence.
  • Committed to service: The APS is professional, objective, innovative and efficient, and works collaboratively to achieve the best results for the Australian community and the Government.
  • Accountable: The APS is open and accountable to the Australian community under the law and within the framework of Ministerial responsibility.
  • Respectful: The APS respects all people, including their rights and their heritage.
  • Ethical: The APS demonstrates leadership, is trustworthy, and acts with integrity in all that it does.

The APS Code of Conduct requires that an employee must:

  • Behave honestly and with integrity in connection with APS employment.
  • Act with care and diligence in connection with APS employment.
  • When acting in connection with APS employment, treat everyone with respect and courtesy, and without harassment.
  • When acting in connection with APS employment, comply with all applicable Australian laws.
  • Comply with any lawful and reasonable direction given by someone in the employee's Agency who has authority to give the direction.
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality about dealings that the employee has with any Minister or Minister's member of staff.
  • Take reasonable steps to avoid any conflict of interest (real or apparent) and disclose details of any material personal interest of the employee in connection with the employee's APS employment.
  • Use Commonwealth resources in a proper manner and for a proper purpose.
  • Not provide false or misleading information in response to a request for information that is made for official purposes in connection with the employee's APS employment.
  • Not improperly use inside information or the employee's duties, status, power or authority.
  • To gain, or seek to gain, a benefit or an advantage for the employee or any other person.
  • To cause, or to seek to cause, detriment to the employee's Agency, the Commonwealth or any other person.
  • At all times behave in a way that upholds the APS Values and Employment Principles, and the integrity and good reputation of the employee's Agency and the APS.
  • While on duty overseas, always behave in a way that upholds the good reputation of Australia.
  • Comply with any other conduct requirement that is prescribed by the regulations (regulations available on the ComLaw website).

You can learn more about the APS Values and Code of Conduct on the Australian Public Service Commission website.

Agency Procedures for Determining Suspected Breaches of the APS Code of Conduct

The Agency Procedures for Determining Suspected Breaches of the APS Code of Conduct policy document provides guidance to employees and contractors in relation to the processes and requirements around breaches of the Code of Conduct. 

Procurement Complaints

The National Emergency Management Agency must comply with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) when procuring goods and services.

The Government introduced the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (GPJR Act) to provide suppliers and/or potential suppliers with a mechanism for lodging a formal complaint if they believe:

  • a department or agency has or will breach relevant CPRs relating to a covered procurement, and
  • this will affect their interests.

A more detailed explanation of the GPJR Act is provided in the Department of Finance resource guide Handling Complaints under the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (RMG 422).

Covered procurements

According to the GPJR Act a covered procurement is:

  • a procurement where both Division 1 and 2 of the CPRs apply
  • usually an Open or Limited Tender using the Conditions for Limited Tender outlined in part 10.3 of the CPRs
  • where the procurement value is at or above the following thresholds:
    • $80,000 (including GST) – for procurements other than construction services
    • $7.5 million (including GST) – for procurements of construction services
  • not otherwise exempt from compliance with Division 1 and/or Division 2 of the CPRs.

What we need from you

If you believe that National Emergency Management Agency has or will breach the CPRs in relation to a covered procurement and this will affect your interests, submit your complaint using the online form at the bottom of this section.

Please complete all the mandatory fields to allow us to address your complaint promptly. This includes:

  • providing your name, the business you represent and your contact details
  • identifying which National Emergency Management Agency procurement activity you are complaining about
  • clearly referencing the relevant paragraph(s) of the CPRs you believe have or will be breached
  • explaining how your interests will be affected by the alleged contravention(s).

How the agency will respond

The National Emergency Management Agency will:

  • acknowledge receipt of your complaint as soon as practicable
  • assess if your claim demonstrates that a breach has or will occur in accordance with section 18(1) of the GPJR Act
  • immediately suspend the procurement activity if your complaint is determined to be valid. The exception to this is if a Public Interest Certificate (PIC) is already in force. The Agency will advise you if this is the case.
  • investigate legitimate complaints and work with you to find a solution within seven working days. However, if the matter is complex, more time may be required to resolve the complaint. The Agency will keep you informed if an extension is required
  • seek your written confirmation that the complaint is resolved. You have five working days to respond to the Agency’s request.
  • provide a written report informing you of the outcome of the investigation.

Online procurement complaint form

Senate Order on Entity Contracts

The Senate Order is produced at the conclusion of two reporting periods (period) each year, the Financial Year and Calendar Year.

2021-22 Financial Year

Procurement contracts are available through the Senate Order Report on AusTender.

The Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts requires PGPA Act agencies to publish on their internet details of contracts entered into which have not been fully performed or which have been entered into in the previous 12 months.

The following table sets out contracts entered into by the National Emergency Management Agency, which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more, and which:

(1)    started during the period
(2)    ended during the period, and
(3)    started before the period and ended after the period.

2021-22 financial year - contracts for the financial year 01 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Estimated cost of complying with this order is $1,000. This cost was estimated based on applying salary for the number of hours spent by staff in compiling the response.

For archived Publications and Reports please visit the Archived Publications page.