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Annexure 5.3 Other mandatory information

Subsection 17AH(2) of the PGPA Rule provides for the inclusion of other mandatory information, as required by an Act or instrument, in one or more appendices to an annual report prepared for a non-corporate Commonwealth entity.

Work health and safety

The following information is provided in accordance with Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Due to its small size, the office does not have a Workplace Health and Safety Committee. Instead, workplace health and safety matters are addressed at all-staff meetings, Audit Committee meetings, and, as the need arises, directly with the IGIS through team leaders and the Workplace Health and Safety Representative.

No notifiable incidents resulting from undertakings carried out by the office that would require reporting under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) have occurred during the year.

No investigations were conducted relating to undertakings carried out by the office and no notices were given to the office under Part 10 of the WHS Act.

Advertising and market research

The following information is provided in accordance with the requirements of section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

OIGIS did not incur any expenditure on advertising campaigns, market research, polling or direct mailing during the reporting period.

Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

The following information is provided in accordance with the requirements of section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The office, through its co-location with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), continues to benefit from that Department's commitment to energy saving measures. This includes the large number of energy and water saving measures, designed to reduce greenhouse emissions, which are incorporated into the building in which we are among the occupants (One National Circuit). These measures include, but are not limited to, energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling.

Due to the small size of the office, PM&C does not separately measure the utilities used by OIGIS and provides these utilities free of charge. For this reason, ecologically sustainable development and details of environmental performance are not specifically quantified in this report.

Nonetheless, the office is committed to ensuring that its activities are environmentally responsible. While the majority of the office's infrastructure is provided and maintained by PM&C, there are a number of areas for which the IGIS is directly responsible in which the IGIS takes into account the environmental impact and acts accordingly to minimise it. These include:

  • recycled paper was used for approximately 98 per cent of the office's photocopying, facsimile reports and document printing in 2016–17
  • printers are configured to print double-sided by default
  • all unclassified office paper and cardboard waste is recycled
  • empty toner cartridges are recycled, except where security considerations apply.
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