Corporate and strategic plans
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Strategic Framework for 2018-23 identifies our key objectives, priorities and measures of success.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Corporate Plan describes the purpose of the entity, the environmental context in which we operate, the performance measures used to assess the entity’s performance, the entity capabilities and the entity’s risk oversight and management systems. Both are available for download here, along with our organisation structure:
- Museum of Australian Democracy Corporate Plan 2022-23 [PDF,455kb]
- Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Strategic Framework, 2018-23 [PDF, 271 kb]
- Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Corporate Plan 2019-20 [PDF, 1.5 MB]
- Museum Overview [PDF, 3.3MB]
- Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House organisation structure [PDF, 107 KB]
- Old Parliament House Client Service Charter [PDF, 206KB]
- Audit, Finance and Risk Committee Charter [PDF, 331KB]
Reconciliation Action Plan
Through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) we will build better organisational understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories. We will do this by providing training to our staff and promoting reconciliation within the government and museum sectors across Australia, including promoting the status and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Disability Inclusion Action Plan
The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2021–2024 is our commitment to putting in place actions to further improve the visitor, staff and volunteer experience at MoAD and to help meet our obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act. It represents a positive statement about enhancing equality of opportunity for all visitors to the museum.
Workplace Diversity Statement
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment that recognises and values the diversity of all its employees and visitors.
- Workplace Diversity Statement (docx, 46kb)
Senate Order on indexed lists of departmental and agency files
On 14 November 1994, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senator Brian Harradine requiring all Australian Government departments and agencies to produce an indexed list of files every six months for tabling before Parliament. The production of the list is intended to make the operations of government more transparent to the Australian public.
As part of the Government's ongoing commitment to give Australians greater access to relevant government information quickly and easily, the original Senate Order was amended in 1998 and now requires departments to also list these files on their websites.
The lists are tabled twice a year, once in the Spring sittings and once in the Autumn sittings.
- Spring sittings (files created in the preceding July to December)
- Autumn sitting (files created in the preceding January to June)
- January - June 2021 (MS Word file)
Report for complying with the Senate Order for Entity Contracts
Old Parliament House (OPH) reports its procurement contracts on AusTender to comply with the requirements of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.
A report of OPH’s reported contracts valued at $100,000 or greater, which were active* during the previous 12 month period, is compiled after the end of the calendar year and then again after the end of the financial year, to meet its Senate Order obligations.
Most of the contracts listed 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, proprietary information and the like; and/or,
- protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.
OPH’s most recent report can be found On the MoAD website, www.moadoph.gov.au/about/corporate-documents under the heading ‘Report for complying with the Senate Order on Entity Contracts’.
The accountable authority of Old Parliament House has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.
OPH estimates the cost of complying with the Senate Order on Entity Contracts to be approximately $5000.
Legal services reporting
- OPH Legal Services Expenditure 2016-17 (pdf file)
- OPH Legal Services Expenditure 2015-16 (pdf file)
- OPH Legal Services Expenditure 2014-15 (pdf file)
- OPH Legal Services Expenditure 2013-14 (pdf file)
- OPH Legal Services Reporting 2012-13 (pdf file)
- OPH Legal Services Reporting 2011-12 (docx file)
- Word version of the Heritage Management Plan 2021-2026
- PDF version of the Heritage Management PLan 2021-2026
- Nomination booklet produced as part of the National Heritage List nomination process (pdf, 2.3MB)
More information about the Heritage Management Plan and National Heritage List can be found on our Heritage page.
- Old Parliament House Annual Procurement Plan is available from the AusTender website.
- Selling to the Australian Government provides valuable information on conducting business with Old Parliament House within the context of the Commonwealth procurement framework.
Buying from Small Business
Consistent with government policy, this agency encourages small business to take advantage of opportunities to provide goods and services (including requests for tender advertised on AusTender at www.tenders.gov.au). This agency complies with the government’s 30 day Payment Policy for Small Business. Payment will be made within 30 days of a receipt of a correctly rendered invoice (or if GST applies, tax invoice). More information on the policy is available from the Department of Finance and Deregulation’s website.
Work Health and Safety
- Work Health and Safety Policy 2021-2023
- Work Health and Safety Procedures 2021 -2023
- Work Health and Safety Plan 2021 - 2023
- No gifts to report for the period 03 September to 31 December 2021
- No gifts to report for the period 01 January to 31 March 2022
Our Client Service Charter
This Charter sets out the standards of service which visitors to the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House can expect. You can download the full Charter in .docx or .pdf format. If you have visited us recently, but did not have the opportunity to provide feedback, you may wish to fill out the visitor feedback section of the Charter and email it to us.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House has a policy of zero tolerance in relation to fraud.
If you are an employee or a member of the public and have information relating to fraud or suspected fraud that may involve the museum, please use one of the following methods to report it:
- Phone 02 6270 8171
- Email FraudControlOfficer@moadoph.gov.au
- Post a letter to:
Fraud Control Officer
Governance and Strategy
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace Parkes ACT 2600
Please provide as much information as you can about any suspicious incident, behaviour or person.
Your report will be confidential. You can also choose to remain anonymous.
If you choose to include contact details in your message, the museum’s Fraud Control Officer will phone, email or write to you to acknowledge receipt of your report, and to clarify any ambiguities.
All reports of fraud and suspected fraud will be investigated.