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The document must be attributed as the Department of Employment Annual Report 2016–17.

ISSN 2203-5613 (print)
ISSN 2206-5621 (online)


This report reflects the efforts of many people. Special thanks go to the Department employees involved in contributing, coordinating and clearing material as well as:

Editing: Wilton Hanford Hanover

Printing: CanPrint Communications Pty Ltd

Contact information

This report is available in hard copy or online on the Annual Reports page.

If you have any questions about this report please contact:
Annual report team
Governance, Risk and Assurance Branch
Department of Employment
GPO Box 9880 Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 1300 488 064

Australasian Reporting Awards

The Department was recognised for its annual reporting by the Australasian Reporting Awards, achieving gold in 2016 and 2015, following a bronze award in 2014. These awards give organisations an opportunity to have their annual reports assessed against international practices.

Australasian Reporting Awards, achieving gold in 2015 following a bronze accomplishment in 2014