Message from the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar

Corporate Plan 2020-2021

The Corporate Plan is our primary non-financial planning document. It outlines the strategic direction, goals, challenges and priorities for each of the Federal Court, the Family Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the National Native Title Tribunal, Commonwealth Courts Corporate Services and Commonwealth Courts Registry Services.

The Corporate Plan focuses on planning future work and outlines how we will achieve our goals against our stated purpose and how we will measure our performance.

The Corporate Plan, Portfolio Budget Statements and Annual Performance Statement (included in the Annual Report) are the core elements of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework.

We operate in a dynamic environment, as demonstrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, so this plan will be reviewed each year, allowing us to continue to refine and adapt our efforts and ensure we remain on track.

I look forward to working closely with each Court and the National Native Title Tribunal to implement the plan for the benefit of all Australians.

[Signed in hard copy]

Sia Lagos
Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar

Statement of preparation

I, Sia Lagos, as the accountable authority of the Federal Court of Australia, present the Federal Court of Australia’s Corporate Plan 2020–21, which covers the period 2020–21 to 2023–24, as required under section 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Sia Lagos
Chief Executive Officer and
Principal Registrar
Federal Court of Australia

7 August 2020