The Murray Motion

Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) on Departmental and Agency Contracts for the 2013 Calendar Year

1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013

On 20 June 2001, the Senate agreed to an Order requiring Ministers to table a letter, stating that all Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA) agencies falling under their responsibility have placed on the internet a list of contracts of $100 000 (GST inclusive) or more which are current or entered into during the previous twelve months. The Order has been amended a number of times, the most recent being in December 2003.

The Senate Order requires the letter from the Minister to be tabled twice yearly, and no later than 31 August, in the case of the financial year listing and no later than 28 February (29 in a leap year), for the calendar year listing.

This page provides information about the department's Murray Motion report for agency contracts signed with consideration to the value of $100 000 or more and which were current on 1 January 2013, entered into between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013 or which have not been fully performed.

It should be noted that the values specified are fixed price values except where the amount payable is dependent on the level of demand for the contracted services. In these cases an estimate of the value of the contract has been made. The values quoted are the best estimates that can be made on the information available to the department at the time the list was prepared. The values are subject to change.

The full set of guidance regarding the Senate Order's requirements is specified in Financial Management Guidance No. 8: Listing of Contract Details on the Internet (Meeting the Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts) on the Department of Finance internet site.


For the purposes of this report, 'provisions' include those contracts that contain express provisions that limit the right of either party to disclose specified contractual information, such as a report prepared under the contract or contractual clauses.

Contracts listed against 'other requirements' include all other contracts that place additional limitations on disclosure of contract information.
Note: A request seeking access to any of the following contracts by a member of the public or a Federal parliamentarian outside of parliamentary proceedings will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Information about how to make a freedom of information request is available in Form 424A.
See:Form 424A Request for access to documents or information (301KB PDF)

Costs to comply

The total cost of compliance for the Portfolio for the 2013 calendar year compilation was estimated at:

Portfolio total cost of compliance 2013
Department of Immigration and Border Protection$28 658
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service$5 000
Migration Review Tribunal/Refugee Review Tribunal$869
Total$34 527

The method used to calculate this estimate was based on the average salary level of each staff member involved, the hours dedicated to the task and associated on-costs.

Contracts information

Current Report

List of Contracts for the 2013 Calendar Year Response to Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) (420 kb pdf)

The contract listings for other FMA agencies within the Immigration and Border Protection portfolio are available below.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Migration Review Tribunal & Refugee Review Tribunal


List of Contracts for the 2012-13 Financial Year Response to Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) (724 kb pdf)