The 2016-17 Defence Corporate Plan has been developed in accordance with Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) requirements.
It sets out the Defence Purposes (as defined by the PGPA Act) and the activities Defence will undertake during 2016-2020 to achieve the Purposes and to manage enterprise risks. The plan covers four financial years and is updated at least annually or when there are significant changes to Defence's operational environment.
The Corporate Plan also describes how Defence will build organisational capability to finalise implementation of the recommendations of the First Principles Review in 2016-17 and to deliver the requirements of the 2016 Defence White Paper. Defence will report against the intended results in the 2016-17 Defence Corporate Plan through annual performance statements to be included in the Defence Annual Report for 2016-17.