Senate Order 13 for Entity Contracts

Senate Order 13 (February 2023)

Senate Order 13 (SO13), known as Murray Motion, requires that, twice a year, Commonwealth entities publish details of individual contracts with a total value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) or more, which meets specific date requirements (during the reporting period). 

For the 2022 calendar year (this reporting period), 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021, the National Disability Insurance Agency (Agency) identified 876 individual contracts that met the requirements of SO13. 

In this reporting period the number of participants across the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) increased by 38,687 to a total of 573,342 as at 31 December 2022. 


Confidentiality clauses of a general nature are included in all NDIA standard form contracts (i.e., they all contain clauses requiring the contractor to maintain confidentiality of NDIA confidential information and to protect personal information). 

The reasons for including such clauses include: 

  • ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like; and/or 
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information. 

The accountable authority of the Agency has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions. 

For details on the current SO13 listing, please visit:

Cost of Compliance

The estimated cost of complying with SO13 in relation to the current list for the Agency is approximately $8,358

An estimate of the total hours committed by each staff member involved in the preparation of the SO13 response was costed to calculate the above figure.

Previous reporting

This page current as of
27 February 2023