Paragraph 40 of the National Partnership Agreement on Essential Vaccines provides that the COAG Reform Council shall annually assess the performance of each State and Territory against the areas of improvement referred to in clause 35(b) of the Agreement and subject to the detailed provisions of Annex F. each State and Territory against the performance marks set out in Annex A to the Agreement. States and territories must submit to the Commonwealth, for three reporting periods (paragraphs 18 and 19), a report based on the performance indicators set out in Annex B to the Agreement. The AFN covers projects managed by the National Land Transport Act 2014 (NLT Act). Each state has a separate timeline for the AFN, which indicates the amount of funding the Australian government intends to allocate to investments in land transport infrastructure. These schedules are updated annually and as required, in accordance with the federal budget. In 2018, the National Partnership Agreement on Land Transport Infrastructure Projects was reviewed in accordance with Clause 53 of the Agreement. In accordance with the terms of reference, the review assessed the functioning and effectiveness of the agreement in facilitating the implementation of transport infrastructure projects. The Australian government has put in place an Indigenous Participation Framework that will apply to new road and rail projects under the new ANA. The framework sets out a national approach to increasing opportunities for indigenous job seekers and businesses involved in the implementation of publicly funded land transport infrastructure projects. PRs are designed to allow flexibility in achieving objectives while ensuring that all parties to the agreement are held accountable to the public for the achievement of the objectives, results and results set out in a NPP. In addition, PRs are limited in time and, therefore, all related performance reports are also limited in time.
The Australian Government, through the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (GERD), is primarily responsible for project funding within the National Land Transport Network (NLTN). The network is based on national and interregional land corridors, which are essential for national and regional economic growth and connectivity. In November 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) approved a new Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations (IGA). The IGA contained a new method of payment – National Partnership (NP) payments – in order to fund specific projects and to facilitate and/or reward states and territories that implement important national reforms. Paragraph 61 of the National Partnership Agreement on Youth Attainment and Transitions provides that the COAG Reform Board is required to produce evaluation reports for the following performance criteria set out in the agreement: Notes on Administration (NOA) describe the administrative processes for approving, amending, monitoring and reporting the IIP. . . .