The Senate Order for entity contracts (the Murray Motion) requires us to list certain contracts, such as grants, twice a year. This listing is of contracts valued $100,000 or more (including GST), that are or were active during the reporting period.

2019–2020 Financial Year Senate Order for entity contracts listing

In accordance with the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth Entity Contracts (also known as the Murray Motion), the downloadable file lists the 2020  non-procurement contracts, such as grants which were:

  • not fully performed by 30 June 2020
  • entered into during the 12 months before 30 June 2020.

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
  • 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.

Estimated cost

We estimate the cost of complying with the Senate Order for 2019-20 Financial Year is $60. This includes:

  • the time taken to collect, analyse and compile the information
  • salary costs
  • on-costs.

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