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AHL is a not-for-profit Commonwealth company limited by guarantee, established under the Corporations Act 2001.

AHL is recognised as a public benevolent institution by the Australian Taxation Office and has deductible gift recipient status.

The Australian Government, through the responsible Minister, is the sole member of the company.

The Board of Directors (appointed by the Minister) is responsible for the governance practices of AHL. The Board determines the strategic directions of the company, consistent with the priorities and expectations determined by the Minister.

The AHL Constitution sets out the objectives and powers of the company, providing the framework for AHL to conduct its business.

AHL operates in compliance with the following legislation:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
  • Archives Act 1983
  • Auditor-General Act 1997
  • Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) and its successor Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the PGPA Rules
  • Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
  • Corporations Act 2001
  • Fair Work Act 2009
  • Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Privacy Act 1988
  • Public Interest Disclosure ACT 2013.
  • Public Service Act 1999
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011

In line with PGPA Rule 28E(ob), a copy of AHL’s Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Charter can be found here.