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OOSGG Annual Child Safety Statement 2023

Read the Office's Annual Child Safety Statement.

Enterprise Agreement 2018-21

Staff at the Office are engaged under the section 13 of the Governor-General Act 1974 with their employment conditions set out in the OOSGG Enterprise Agreement 2015-2018. The Office also has a current Determination in place, the OOSGG Determination (No.2) 2021, with the Office’s current Pay Rates effective 13 January 2024 found here.

On 2 June 2023, the Fair Work Commission made the Annual Wage Review 2022-23 Decision to increase the National Minimum Wage by 5.75 per cent. From 1 July 2023, any employee engaged under the Governor-General Act 1974 will be paid in accordance with the Award minimum as opposed to the minimum under the OOSGG Determination (No.2) 2021.

Executive Remuneration

For 2016-17 and 2017-18, the Office published information about the remuneration of its senior executives and other highly paid staff. This information, was published in accordance with guidelines of the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, provides transparency of remuneration of senior executives and other highly paid officials of Commonwealth entities and companies. From 2018-19, the same information is included in the Office's Annual Report.


Senate File List

In accordance with the Senate tabling requirements for Commonwealth departments and agencies (under Senate Continuing Order no. 12), the lists of new files created by the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General can be found here:

Senate Order on Government Agency Contracts

Pursuant to the Senate Order for Entity Contracts, information on contracts entered into by the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which (a) have not been fully performed as at 31 December 2023 or (b) which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2023 are available on the Austender website. The amounts show the total amount expected to be spent over the life of the entire contract unless otherwise indicated.

The Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General does not have any grants, sale of goods/services, disposals and other financial arrangements that are within the Senate Order threshold as stated above.

Some of the contracts listed may 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, propriety information and the like; and/or
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

The accountable authority of the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

CDDA Scheme

Read about the Office's Scheme for Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (CDDA Scheme).

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Office's Reconciliation Action Plan is currently being updated.

Heritage Strategy

The Office's Heritage Strategy is currently being updated.

Commonwealth Purchase Order and Contract Terms

The Office's Purchase Order and Contract Terms are available on the Department of Finance's Commonwealth Contracting Suite (CCS) webpage).