Performance and reporting

Annual Report

The Wine Australia Annual Report 2017-18 (see Archived documents for previous years) details our activities and achievements in supporting a competitive wine sector and delivering on our Strategic Plan 2015–2020, our Annual Operational Plan 2017–18 and our Portfolio Budget Statements 2017–18.

Performance Evaluation Report

Our Performance Evaluation Report 2017-2018 provides an overview of the value delivered through our investments and activities, as required under our Funding Agreement. Some highlights from our 2017-2018 investments and activities include:

  • Australian wine was exported to 128 markets, there were a record 2298 active exporters (an increase of 15 per cent) and exports grew 20 per cent in value to $2.76 billion. The average purchase price for grapes across all varieties was $609 per tonne, the highest since 2008.
  • We hosted 98 marketing campaigns in key markets, and 93 per cent of wineries and distributors who participated and 98 per cent of attendees who participated reported that they were satisfied.
  • Participants in master classes rated the quality of Australian wine at 8.99/10 after the event, an increase of 9 per cent from the pre-event rating.
  • We managed 201 research projects and independent analysis of a selection of R&D projects produced an aggregated Benefit–Cost Ratio of 2.6 to 1.
  • We responded to more than 2000 queries about supply, demand and other market insights.

Performance Evaluation Framework

Wine Australia’s Funding Agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, requires us to develop a Performance Evaluation Framework that:

  1. supports the program framework
  2. ensures that key performance-related information is generated by the program framework and is routinely collected and monitored
  3. includes a structured plan for the systematic evaluation of the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of Wine Australia's key investments, and 
  4. includes a means of publishing and disseminating relevant research and development outcomes and the outcomes of evaluations undertaken in link with item 3 (above).

Regulator Performance Framework

The Australian Government Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) was developed to ‘encourage regulators to undertake their functions with the minimum impact necessary to achieve regulatory objectives and to effect positive ongoing and lasting cultural change within regulators’.

The Regulator Performance Framework sets out how the we intend to measure and report our performance against the RPF. It contains performance measures against each key indicator as well as the evidence that will be collected to demonstrate performance.

Senate Order for Entity Contracts

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which:

  • a) have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2018, or
  • b) which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2018 

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 commercially sensitive information.

The accountable authority of Wine Australia has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

Download the list of Contracts here.

Estimated cost of complying with this Order: $1,000.

Basis of method used to estimate the cost: Hourly rate to complete summary and load to website.

Senior Executive Remuneration

As required by the Australian Government, Wine Australia discloses the remuneration of its Senior Executives. The Remuneration Committee of the Wine Australia Board, which is chaired by the Wine Australia Chair, ensures the appropriate oversight and approval of the remuneration policies and practices. The committee also reviews the remuneration policies and practices to ensure that there is alignment between executive reward and Wine Australia’s performance. 

Wine Australia’s executive remuneration consists solely of fixed annual remuneration. The remuneration of executive personnel is set at the midpoint of the Mercer (Australia) determined benchmark associated with the work value of the role. These benchmarked remuneration ranges are set by Mercer following their independent examination of comparable roles in the Australian employment market. Wine Australia applies these ranges to attract high-quality, high-performance personnel. Fixed remuneration takes into account the size and complexity of the executive’s role and the skills and experience required to succeed in such a position.

The information included in the table below includes detail on the scope and value of remuneration for Wine Australia executive staff. Executive staff are defined to include the Chief Executive Officer and the members of the Senior Leadership Team. These executives have authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of Wine Australia.

Download Table A here.

Key requirements and definitions

Reportable salary is defined as the sum of:

  • gross payments
  • reportable fringe benefits, and
  • reportable employer superannuation contributions as reported in an individual’s payment summary. 

Contributed superannuation is defined as:

  • for individuals who are not in a defined benefit scheme, the defined contribution amounts.
  • for individuals who are in a defined benefit scheme (e.g. PSS and CSS), contributed superannuation includes the Notional Employer Contribution (NECR), Employer Productivity Superannuation Contribution (also known as the Productivity Component) and any Additional Lump Sum Contribution paid.

Reportable allowances equal the total allowances figure as reported in an individual’s payment summary. Reportable allowances exclude any allowances already reported in the gross payments line in the payment summary.