The Senate Order on Entity Contracts (also known as the Murray Motion) requires Safe Work Australia to publish an internet listing twice a year on our website that identifies non-contracts entered into which provide for a consideration of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) that have:
- not been fully performed as at the end of the reporting period, and/or
- been entered into during the 12 months prior to the end of the reporting period.
All procurement contracts required to be listed pursuant to the Senate Order can be found on the AusTender website.
Most of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract.
The reasons for including such clauses include:
- ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like; and/or
- protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.
The listing only identifies if additional confidentiality provisions, beyond these general provisions, have been included.
The accountable authority of Safe Work Australia has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.
Safe Work Australia has estimated its cost of complying with the Senate Order is $291. This is determined by calculating the time taken to collect, analyse and compile the information and applying salary costs and on-costs.