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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's annual reports highlight the agency’s work and achievements over the reporting period. This financial year was a significant time for the Reef and for the Authority, managing a Reef under pressure, working with stakeholders severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusting programs accordingly.

Annual Report 2020-21

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Annual Report 2020-21 highlights the agency’s work and achievements for the year, reported against the purposes and performance criteria in the Authority's Corporate Plan 2020-21 and Portfolio Budget Statements 2020–21.

The Authority is responsible for managing one of the world’s premier natural resources, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Authority’s work is driven by the vision of a healthy Great Barrier Reef for future generations.

The report meets the requirements for annual reports outlined by the Department of Finance in its Resource Management Guide No. 135: Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

  • Part 1 Introduction Outlines the purpose and structure of the report and presents the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO’s) review of the Authority’s activities and performance for the 2020–21 reporting period.
  • Part 2 Overview Provides corporate background to the Authority, including its role and functions, and a summary of financial performance and staff overview.
  • Part 3 Performance
    Details the actions taken by the Authority in 2020–21 to meet its stated purpose of the long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community through the care and development of the Marine Park, and reporting against key performance indicators outlined in the Authority’s performance documents.
  • Part 4 Management and Accountability
    Covers the delivery of the management framework that supports the effective functioning of the Authority, including corporate governance, statutory and advisory committees, management and training, work health and safety, asset management, corporate services and management of consultants.
  • Part 5 Finances
    Delivers an analysis of financial performance and a detailed financial statement.
  • Part 6 Appendices
    Comprises the Authority’s resource statement; staffing overview; information on advertising and marketing, freedom of information (FOI) and ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance; a list of staff papers and presentations; Queensland Government financials and correction of a material error in the previous annual report.
  • Part 7 Acronyms and Index
    Includes a list of acronyms, a glossary, a list of requirements and an alphabetical index.

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