Corporate services include communications, finance, human resources, information technology, library, procurement and contract management, property, risk oversight and management and statistics.
On 1 July 2016, the corporate services functions of the Federal Court, the then Family Court and the then Federal Circuit Court (now Federal Circuit and Family Court), merged into a single administrative entity. This follows the passage of the Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Act 2016 earlier in 2016. Each court has a separate budget allocation and maintains their distinct statutory identities.
In July 2012, the Court assumed responsibility for administering the National Native Title Tribunal.
The Court issues a number of corporate publications in accordance with Commonwealth legislation, in compliance with Senate Orders and other government requirements.
- Annual reports
- Corporate Plan
- Organisational chart
- Agency multicultural plan
- Audit Committee charter
- Commonwealth child safe framework: Annual statement of compliance
- Current contracts
- Executive remuneration
- Gifts and benefits register
- Legal services expenditure
- Public interest certificates
- Reconciliation action plan (RAP)
- Senate file lists