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The annual report is divided into eight sections:

  • Preliminaries
    This section contains the Headline Results, the guide to the Report, the Letter of transmittal, the list of contents, and corrections to 2002-03 Annual Report. (343 KB)
  • Chapter One - Overview (750 KB)
    This chapter provides an overview of Defence and its performance during 2003-04. The chapter includes a review of the year by the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force (also available separately 222 KB).
  • Chapter Two - Outcome Performance (861 KB)
    Defence's achievements against seven outcomes are measured against the targets set by the Government for each of the supporting outputs.
  • Chapter Three - Group Contributions (321 KB)
    This chapter describes the contribution of the Defence Groups that:
    • provide the equipment, infrastructure and other support that help to deliver the Defence outputs; and
    • advise and support the Government and Defence to ensure the efficient and effective operation of Defence and the development of future capabilities.
  • Chapter Four - Capital Budget (419 KB)
    A large proportion of Defence's budget is tied up in purchasing and maintaining specialist equipment and facilities. This chapter explains where that money was spent during 2003-04.
  • Chapter Five - People (503 KB)
    In this chapter you will find information about the Defence workforce including personnel numbers, people priorities and initiatives, occupational health and safety, and ADF recruitment results.
  • Chapter Six - Management Reforms and Efficiencies (270 KB)
    In 2003-04, Defence implemented a number of new processes to improve the way we do business, and continued to develop those efficiencies already in place. In this chapter we report on our progress.
  • The Appendices (1.32 MB)
    Includes the 2003-04 Financial Statements; Purchaser-Provider Arrangements; Internal Audit and Risk Management Arrangements; External Scrutiny; Legal Expenses; Inspector-General of the ADF; Responsiveness to the Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretary; the Defence Service Charter; Ecologically Sustainable Development and Environmental Performance; Discretionary Grants; ADF Units and Establishments; Consultancies; Advertising and Market Research; Contracts Exempt from Publication and Freedom of Information.

Download whole document as one PDF file (3.08 MB)

Download back and front cover (351 KB)

Download Corrections to the 2003-2004 Defence Annual Report (7KB)

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