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Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) on TEQSA Contracts

The Senate Order, also known as the Murray Motion, requires Ministers to table a letter in the Senate for each reporting period, outlining compliance with the Senate Order for each entity in their portfolio. In order to support compliance with the Senate Order, agencies must publish online a list of contracts of $100,000 or more which are current or entered into during the previous 12 months, along with details relating to each of those contracts.

The Senate Order requires the letter from the Minister to be tabled twice yearly, no later than 31 August, in the case of the financial year listing and no later than 29 February, for the calendar year listing.

The Senate Order states that the contract listing must indicate:

  • relevant reporting period
  • estimated cost of complying with the Order and method used to make this estimate

For each contract entered into by the agency which has not been fully performed, or which was entered into during the previous 12 months, and which provides consideration to the value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) or more, including:

  • contractor
  • amount of financial consideration of the contract
  • subject matter of each contract
  • commencement and completion date of the contract
  • provisions of the contract or any other requirement as confidential
  • reasons for confidentiality.

Please note: requests by members of the public for access to government information, including details of contracts listed in Senate Order 192 will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982. View our Freedom of Information page for more information.

Contract information

According to the Senate Order on agency contracts, the following report sets out the contracts entered into by TEQSA to the value of $100,000 or more.

For procurement contracts valued at $100,000 or more, refer to the Senate Order report available at Austender.

TEQSA legal services expenditure

TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2016–17:

  • External Legal Services expenditure: $259,117.94
  • Internal Legal Services expenditure: $503,358.01
  • Total (External + Internal) expenditure: $762,475.95

TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2015–16:

  • External Legal Services expenditure: $114,081.57
  • Internal Legal Services expenditure: $558,490.09
  • Total (External + Internal) expenditure: $672,571.66

TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2014–15:

  • External Legal Services expenditure: $130,010.12
  • Internal Legal Services expenditure: $417,771.79
  • Total (External + Internal) expenditure: $547,781.91

TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2013–14:

  • External Legal Services expenditure: $59,997.49
  • Internal Legal Services expenditure: $463,003.88
  • Total (External + Internal) expenditure: $523,001.37

TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2012–13:

  • Total External Legal Services expenditure: $79,613.41
  • Total Internal Legal Services expenditure: $472,972.46
  • Total (External + Internal) expenditure: $552,585.87

 TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2011–12:

  • Internal legal services expenditure: $263,529.00*
  • External legal services expenditure: $48,551.92
  • Total Legal Services expenditure: $312,080.92

* Internal expenditure includes direct and indirect costs related to TEQSA’s internal legal services.

For more information email enquiries [at] teqsa.gov.au.