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Aliases
DEFENCE
Department of Defence
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
Portfolio

Lead Body
Yes
Employment Arrangements
Enabling legislation

Annual report prepared under section 46 of the PGPA Act.
Additional annual report requirement
No

Section 35 of the PGPA Act applies
Yes
Section 35(3) of the PGPA Act applies
Yes

Outcome #1: Defend Australia and its national interests through the conduct of operations and provision of support for the Australian community and civilian authorities in accordance with Government direction.
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Program 1.1 - Operations Contributing to the Safety of the Immediate Neighbourhood Department of Defence

To ensure that the Government, through the Australian Defence Force, has an active and effective role in promoting stability, integrity and cohesion in our immediate neighbourhood. Australia shares the immediate neighbourhood with Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, South-East Asian countries and the island countries of the South West Pacific.

1.2 Program 1.2 - Operations Supporting Wider Interests Department of Defence

Operations supporting wider interests are designed to contribute to United Nations' and international efforts to uphold global security.

1.3 Program 1.3 - Defence Contribution to National Support Tasks in Australia Department of Defence

To undertake tasks that include: planning and conduct of operations to provide security of the Australian coastline from unauthorised maritime arrivals, smuggling, quarantine evasion and other intrusions to Australian sovereignty; counter-terrorism responses; search and rescue; humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Defence contributes to the Department of Home Affairs civil surveillance program and Maritime Border Command tasking, providing maritime surveillance assets that are tasked routinely in accordance with the Government's direction. Defence, through the Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC) program, supports the Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments with emergency and non-emergency tasks, as well as supporting events of national significance as requested by relevant authorities and the general public.

# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Communications regulation, planning and licensing Australian Communications and Media Authority

Provides support to fulfil Australia's international obligations to manage interference through High Frequency Direction Finding as part of Project Nullarbor improvements to the Defence High Frequency Communications System.

1.1 Border Enforcement Department of Home Affairs

Defence supports the Department of Home Affairs through tasks that include: planning and conduct of operations to provide security of Australia's maritime borders from unauthorised maritime arrivals, illegal exploitation of natural resources, and other maritime threats to Australian sovereignty, including counter-terrorism responses. Defence contributes to Maritime Border Command tasking through Operation Resolute, providing maritime surveillance and response assets that are tasked routinely in accordance with the Government's priorities. Defence also supports Commonwealth and state/territory governments with emergency and non-emergency tasks through the provision of capabilities and/or expertise.

Outcome #2: Protect and advance Australia's strategic interests through the provision of strategic policy, the development, delivery and sustainment of military, intelligence and enabling capabilities, and the promotion of regional and global security and stability as directed by Government.
# Program Body Contribution
2.1 Program 2.1 Strategy, Policy and Industry Department of Defence

To deliver high-quality policy advice to Government, the Secretary and Chief of the Defence Force, to protect and advance Australia’s strategic interests.

2.2 Program 2.2 Defence Executive Support Department of Defence

To integrate parts of Defence to deliver more effective and efficient outcomes, particularly in the areas of service delivery. The Associate Secretary operates the One Defence business model on behalf of the Secretary and Chief of the Defence Force.

2.3 Program 2.3 Defence Finance Department of Defence

To produce quality financial products to deliver Defence and Government-directed outcomes.

2.4 Program 2.4 Joint Capabilities Department of Defence

To provide joint capabilities and joint enabling elements, including information warfare effects, logistics, health, military police, youth development, reserves and employer support, gender mainstreaming and education and training, that contribute to the Australian Defence Force's capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support Australia's global interests, shape the strategic environment and protect national interests.

2.5 Program 2.5 Navy Capabilities Department of Defence

To provide maritime capabilities that contribute to the Australian Defence Force's capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support Australia's global interests, shape the strategic environment and protect national interests.

2.6 Program 2.6 Army Capabilities Department of Defence

To prepare land forces, including special operations forces, which contribute to the Australian Defence Force's capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support Australia's global interests, shape the strategic environment, and protect national interests.

2.7 Program 2.7 Air Force Capabilities Department of Defence

To provide air and space power capabilities that contribute to the Australian Defence Force's capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support Australia's global interests, shape the strategic environment and protect national interests.

2.8 Program 2.8 Australian Defence Force Headquarters Department of Defence

To design, integrate and prepare military capability that meets the current and future requirements of Government, and conduct joint, combined and interagency operations as directed by Government.

2.9 Program 2.9 Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Department of Defence

To acquire and sustain Defence equipment, including supplies and services, in the quantities and to the service levels required by Defence and approved by Government.

2.10 Program 2.10 Security and Estate Department of Defence

To deliver integrated security, estate and infrastructure services to enable Defence Force Operations and to contribute to Defence outcomes.

2.11 Program 2.11 Chief Information Officer Department of Defence

A modern, secure, sustainable and scalable information environment to enable Australian Defence Force Operations and support Defence business.

2.12 Program 2.12 Defence People Department of Defence

To deliver a program that enables the required people capability to operate and support Defence equipment and systems, and to manage the business of Defence.

2.13 Program 2.13 Defence Science and Technology Department of Defence

To develop innovative technologies that can be delivered by industry and transitioned into Defence capability, and to shape innovation, science and technology within Defence and across the nation.

2.14 Program 2.14 Defence Intelligence Department of Defence

Deliver high-quality and timely intelligence services that achieve Government intelligence priorities.

2.19 Program 2.19 Defence Trusts and Joint Accounts Department of Defence

To administer and report member and employer contributions paid during the year to the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) scheme, the Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme (MSBS) and ADF Super. It accounts for the liability for these schemes plus the Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (DFRB) scheme and the statutory death and invalidity scheme, ADF Cover. This program includes payment of the MSBS Retention Benefit.

2.22 Program 2.22 Housing Assistance Department of Defence

The Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme (DHOAS) was established in order to support the Government’s retention and recruitment initiatives and influence ADF members’ decision to stay beyond critical career points. The scheme came into effect on 1 July 2008.

2.23 Program 2.23 Other Administered Department of Defence

This program comprises three elements: 1. Interest earned on overdue accounts and on official bank accounts held to facilitate operational requirements. 2. Interest on Government loans to fund the building of new accommodation, dividends and tax equivalent payments received from the DHA. 3. Revenue received from science and technology royalties where the royalties offset Departmental cost of an activity, to the extent there was no appropriation for the activity.

2.202.21 Program 2.20 Defence Force Superannuation Benefits and Program 2.21 Defence Force Superannuation Nominal Interest Department of Defence
# Program Body Contribution
1.2 Attorney-General's Department Operating Expenses-National Security, Integrity and International Attorney-General's Department

Under the Service Level Charter, Australian Government Service Vetting Agency (AGSVA) works collaboratively with Government agencies to provide the delivery of security vetting functions on behalf of the Commonwealth in line with Government requirements (excluding authorised vetting agencies).

1.1 Federal Policing - Investigations Australian Federal Police

Under a Memorandum of Understanding there is a framework for cooperation between the participants to strengthen and consolidate sharing of information to promote security and stability within Australia. The Australian Federal Police deliver security services for Defence, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding, between the Department of Defence and the Australian Federal Police for the Provision of Protective Services at Defence Sites. The placement of Australian Federal Police advisors at the Australian CivilMilitary Centre (ACMC) supports a high-priority Australian Government initiative to enhance the effectiveness of national and regional civil-military-police interaction in conflict and disaster management and promotes regional and global security.

3.2 International Police Assistance and External Territories Australian Federal Police

Under a Memorandum of Understanding there is a framework for cooperation between the participants to strengthen and consolidate sharing of information to promote security and stability within Australia. The Australian Federal Police deliver security services for Defence, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding, between the Department of Defence and the Australian Federal Police for the Provision of Protective Services at Defence Sites. The placement of Australian Federal Police advisors at the Australian CivilMilitary Centre (ACMC) supports a high-priority Australian Government initiative to enhance the effectiveness of national and regional civil-military-police interaction in conflict and disaster management and promotes regional and global security.

1.1 Seafarer and ship safety, maritime environment protection, and search and rescue Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Australian Maritime Safety Authority provides advice and direction on the provision of nautical charts and publications to best support maritime safety.

1 Science and Technology Solutions Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) contributes to Outcome 2 through the provision of expertise and advice in the support of the Nuclear Powered Submarine Taskforce, with a focus on baselining and augmenting Australia's nuclear stewardship capabilities and credentials.

1.1 Security Intelligence Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Consistent with the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) Act 1979, ASIO provides advice to Defence on matters relevant to security. Australian Security Intelligence Organisation exercises its foreign collection powers under warrant at the request of the Minister of Defence or the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

1.1 Program 1.1 - Foreign Signals Intelligence, Cyber Security and Offensive Cyber Operations Australian Signals Directorate

Consistent with the functions for the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) detailed in the Intelligence Services Act 2001, ASD provides foreign signals intelligence, cyber security advice, and offensive cyber operations, and utilises corporate shared services, in order to meet the operational needs of the Australian Defence Force and the requirements of the Department of Defence.

1.1 Bureau of Meteorology Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau has a strategic partnering agreement for the provision of meteorological and oceanographic services to support Defence.

1.1 Superannuation Scheme Governance Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

The Departments of Finance and Defence provide funding through third party access arrangements to Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation for the purpose of providing payments of retirement and death and invalidity benefits for scheme members and beneficiaries, including past, present and future employees of the Australian Government and other eligible employers and members of the Australian Defence Force.

1.1 Other Departmental - DHA Defence Housing Australia

Under a Services Agreement and in accordance with the Defence Housing Australia Act 1987, Defence Housing Australia is to achieve the efficient provision of contemporary housing solutions for ADF Members and their families on behalf of Defence.

1.2 Environmental Information and Research Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Defence actively participates in forums relating to renewable energy and energy security and applies principles consistent with Australia's Paris Agreement commitments when considering energy options.

1.6 Management of Hazardous Wastes, Substances and Pollutants Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Defence actively participates in forums and initiatives led by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to ensure alignment with national approaches for the effective and efficient management of environmental factors.

3.1 Science, Policy and Presence Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Defence provides a range of logistics support services and advice to the Australian Antarctic program, including air and sealift capability to supplement existing arrangements in the delivery of cargo and contributing to aeromedical emergency responses in the region. Department of Finance - Comcover

1.1 Foreign Affairs and Trade Operations Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Under a Memorandum of Understanding, the placement of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advisors at the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) supports a high-priority Australian Government initiative to enhance the effectiveness of national and regional civil-military-police interaction in conflict and disaster management and promotes regional and global security.

1.2 National Security and Resilience Department of Home Affairs

Under a Memorandum of Understanding, the placement of National Emergency Management Australia secondees at the ACMC supports a high-priority Australian Government initiative to enhance the effectiveness of national and regional civil-military-police interaction for national security and disaster management to promote regional and global security and stability.

1.1 Investing in science, technology and commercialisation Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Defence works collaboratively with the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) through the Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS) and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG). The ODIS is helping to grow the capability and capacity of Australia's defence industry, particularly small to medium enterprises, to support the delivery of the Australian Government's investment in defence capability. The ODIS provides advice, guidance and mentoring to eligible businesses to better position them to support Defence. The ODIS also focuses on developing Australian industry involvement in major acquisition programs and building national science and technology capability to enable accelerated delivery of priority military capability. ODIS will continue to link with program opportunities for small and medium businesses in DISR. DSTG is seeking to grow the science and technology base in the national eco-system through the Next Generation Technologies Fund in critical Defence technologies. Two mechanisms used to invest in these critical technology areas are the Australia-US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI) and the Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) Defence Cooperative Research Centre. The AUSMURI and TAS grant process is administered on behalf of Defence by DISR.

1.2 Growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions Department of Industry, Science and Resources

In November 2021, the Australian Space Agency announced a 10-year plan, known as The Earth Observation from Space Roadmap, to support growth in the Australian space sector. Defence contributes to the Roadmap by supporting the activities of a number of entities in the Industry Portfolio to deliver the National Space Mission for Earth Observation.

1.1 Infrastructure Investment Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

The Memorandum of Understanding between Defence and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau contribute to the outcome through the sharing of expertise, training opportunities, experience and equipment in transport safety investigations and supports the adoption of a systematic approach to aviation safety. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau support to Defence Aviation Safety investigations contribute to capability through the prevention of recurrence and the mutual adoption of a systemic approach to aviation safety enhances capability through the prevention of accident and series incidents. The Memorandum of Understanding between Defence and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority contributes to the outcome through a harmonisation of military and civil aviation regulation and management. This harmonisation reaches into areas such as shared use airfields, the provision of air traffic services through Airservices Australia to Defence and the use of civil registered aircraft and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by the military. Agreement between civil and military regulators leads to cooperation and reduced duplication in Air Traffic Management, aviation landing and approach procedures, aviation rescue and fire-fighting services and airport infrastructure.

1.2.11 1.2.1 - Component 1 (Age Pension) Department of Social Services

Defence works with the Department of Social Services on the implementation and management of the National Redress Scheme processes that will be required to ensure that all claims are processed as efficiently as possible.

1.2 Payments to International Financial Institutions Department of the Treasury

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) and Defence are committed to delivering the best possible outcomes to current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their eligible family members. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Defence and DVA work cooperatively to deliver care and support to current and former members of the permanent and reserve forces and their families. Close and ongoing cooperation occurs between DVA and Defence under this Memorandum of Understanding. Ongoing DVA engagement with members starting as early as practical in their careers and continuing through their service and during and after their transition from permanent or continuous full time service, results in better outcomes for members and their families. Such cooperation and engagement is particularly important where a member suffers a serious injury or illness or where the member is identified for medical separation from the ADF. Defence and DVA work collaboratively on areas of research, mental health, rehabilitation and medical aspects of transition. Defence is also engaged with DVA for the future contracting of health care arrangements. This is supported through Schedule 6 of the Agreement between Defence and Veterans' Affairs for the Provision of Mental Health Support Services by the Open Arms to ADF Personnel (Agreement for Services). Under a Memorandum of Understanding, and in accordance with the Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008, DVA administer the Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme (DHOAS). The scheme was established to support the Government's ADF recruitment and retention initiatives by incentivising ADF members to remain in the ADF beyond critical career points. Under Schedule 20 of the Memorandum of Understanding, Defence and DVA collaboratively utilise system to system exchanges and/or direct access, to provide access to, or enable disclosure of, certain Personal Information held digitally in specified Departmental information systems. These information exchanges support the assessment and determination of claims, and the delivery of appropriate care and support to current and former members of the ADF and their families.

1.6 Assistance to the States for Skills and Workforce Development Department of the Treasury

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) and Defence are committed to delivering the best possible outcomes to current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their eligible family members. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Defence and DVA work cooperatively to deliver care and support to current and former members of the permanent and reserve forces and their families. Close and ongoing cooperation occurs between DVA and Defence under this Memorandum of Understanding. Ongoing DVA engagement with members starting as early as practical in their careers and continuing through their service and during and after their transition from permanent or continuous full time service, results in better outcomes for members and their families. Such cooperation and engagement is particularly important where a member suffers a serious injury or illness or where the member is identified for medical separation from the ADF. Defence and DVA work collaboratively on areas of research, mental health, rehabilitation and medical aspects of transition. Defence is also engaged with DVA for the future contracting of health care arrangements. This is supported through Schedule 6 of the Agreement between Defence and Veterans' Affairs for the Provision of Mental Health Support Services by the Open Arms to ADF Personnel (Agreement for Services). Under a Memorandum of Understanding, and in accordance with the Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008, DVA administer the Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme (DHOAS). The scheme was established to support the Government's ADF recruitment and retention initiatives by incentivising ADF members to remain in the ADF beyond critical career points. Under Schedule 20 of the Memorandum of Understanding, Defence and DVA collaboratively utilise system to system exchanges and/or direct access, to provide access to, or enable disclosure of, certain Personal Information held digitally in specified Departmental information systems. These information exchanges support the assessment and determination of claims, and the delivery of appropriate care and support to current and former members of the ADF and their families.

1.9 National Partnership Payments to the States Department of the Treasury

The Treasury, on behalf of the Government, provides financial support to the states and territories to be spent on improving outcomes in the areas specified in each of the National Partnership agreements. These payments support the delivery of specified outputs or projects, facilitate reforms or reward jurisdictions that deliver on nationally significant reforms. Defence participates as a consult partner in Australia's Foreign Investment Framework, undertaking risk assessments in relation to Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) applications, where those applications have national security implications or affect Defence interests. Department of Veterans' Affairs

1.1 Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Consistent with the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security's functions as set out in the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, the agency provides oversight and independent assurance that the Defence Intelligence Organisation and Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation are acting legally and with propriety. This oversight and assurance is essential to support ongoing public trust in the activities of the Defence Intelligence Organisation and Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation, and enables both agencies to continue producing intelligence in support of Australia's strategic interests.