Our decisions

How we make decisions

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General operates within a corporate governance framework. This framework emphasises ethics, openness and public accountability. It is the basis for the department’s overall purpose and sets our objectives. It also guides us in managing our information and resources.

The Right to Information pages are constantly being added to. Documents in the publication scheme can either be downloaded directly from these pages or a request can be made to access them.

Memorandum of understandings

Office of Fair Trading memorandums of understanding

See a list of memorandums of understanding between the Office of Fair Trading and other agencies.

Terms of references

Resource and Demand Management Committee terms of reference (PDF, 193.9 KB)

The Board of Management (BOM) of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General has established the Resource and Demand Committee (Committee) as part of its governance framework. This document establishes the authority and responsibility of the Committee so that it may function effectively in the Department.

Information Management Committee terms of reference (PDF, 173.1 KB)

The Board of Management of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General has established the Information Management Committee as part of its governance framework. This document establishes the authority and responsibility of the Committee so that it may function effectively in the Department.

Board of Management terms of reference (DOC, 642.0 KB)

Terms of reference for the Board of Management committee.

Audit and Risk Management Committee terms of reference (PDF, 8.9 MB)

The Audit and Risk Management Committee acts as an independent advisory body to the Director-General in order to assist in the effective discharge of the responsibilities of this position contained in the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1977, the Financial Management Standard 1997 and other relevant legislation. The independence of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Internal Audit to operational units is a statutory requirement.

2018–22 Consumer Affairs Forum strategic agenda (PDF, 85 KB)

The Office of Fair Trading is a member of the Consumer Affairs Forum (CAF), which consists of all fair trading agencies from Australia and New Zealand. The Strategic Agenda 2018-2022 sets out key priorities that are centred on empowered consumers, responsible traders, forward-looking co-ordinated regulatory activity and implementing the CAF endorsed Australian Consumer Law review agenda.

2015–17 Consumer Affairs Forum charter (PDF, 680 KB)

The Office of Fair Trading is a member of the Consumer Affairs Forum (CAF), which consists of all fair trading agencies from Australia and New Zealand. The CAF Charter outlines CAF’s function.