Annual reports and portfolio budget and additional estimates statements are the principal formal accountability mechanisms between government, departments and the Parliament. Portfolio budget statements set out performance targets for departmental outputs and contributions to desired Government outcomes when funds are appropriated, portfolio additional estimates statements may contain revised targets, and annual reports describe achievement against those targets. Portfolio budget and additional estimates statements for 1997 onwards are also available on our Internet site.
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