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  • Administration of Job Network Service Fees

    Tabled Date:
    Wednesday 4th June 2008
    Report Number:
    38
    Portfolio:
    Education, Employment & Workplace Relations
    Department:
    Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

    The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of DEEWR's administration of Job Network service fees. The ANAO examined DEEWR's arrangements to:

    • specify the nature and level of services to be supplied by JNMs and to communicate this to the JNMS;
    • calculate and pay service fees in accordance with the Employment Services Contract (ESC) 2006–2009 it has with JNMs; and
    • obtain assurance that JNMs have delivered services in accordance with the contract.


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  • Management of Credit Cards

    Tabled Date:
    Tuesday 3rd June 2008
    Report Number:
    37
    Portfolio:
    Across Agencies
    Department:

    The objective of this audit was to assess whether agencies had effectively administered credit cards, including having complied with legislative and internal requirements.


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  • The Australian Taxation Office's Strategies to Address Tax Haven Compliance Risks

    Tabled Date:
    Thursday 29th May 2008
    Report Number:
    36
    Portfolio:
    Treasury
    Department:
    Australian Taxation Office

    The objective of the audit was to assess the Tax Office's strategies to address tax haven compliance risks. Particular emphasis was given to the Tax Office's:

    • management arrangements relating to the administration of tax haven compliance risks;
    • risk management framework for the identification and evaluation of compliance risks, specifically the activities of the Offshore Compliance Program (OCP); and
    • risk mitigation strategies.

    The audit did not include an examination of cases related to the promoters of tax haven related schemes nor the criminal use of tax havens.


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  • Building Certification of Residential Aged Care Homes

    Tabled Date:
    Thursday 22nd May 2008
    Report Number:
    35
    Portfolio:
    Health and Ageing
    Department:
    Department of Health and Ageing

    The objective of the audit was to assess DoHA's administration of building certification of residential aged care homes. The ANAO examined DoHA's arrangements to: plan for, and report on, the certification program; manage the delivery of certification services; and manage stakeholder relations.

    The audit did not seek to validate assessments made under the program by DoHA's contracted assessor and, therefore, does not form an opinion on whether residential aged care homes should or should not have been certified.


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  • Administration of the Pathology Quality and Outlays Memorandum of Understanding

    Tabled Date:
    Wednesday 21st May 2008
    Report Number:
    34
    Portfolio:
    Health and Ageing
    Department:
    Department of Health and Ageing

    The objective of the audit was to determine the effectiveness of DoHA's administration of the MoU between the Government and the pathology profession, including monitoring whether the MoU is achieving its objectives


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  • The National Capital Authority's Management of National Assets

    Tabled Date:
    Thursday 15th May 2008
    Report Number:
    33
    Portfolio:
    Attorney-General's
    Department:
    National Capital Authority

    The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the NCA's management of its asset portfolio. This included examining its asset management systems and the management of selected contracts that the NCA has in place to maintain specific assets.


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  • Preparation of the Tax Expenditures Statement

    Tabled Date:
    Thursday 8th May 2008
    Report Number:
    32
    Portfolio:
    Treasury
    Department:
    Department of Treasury

    The objective of the audit was to assess the completeness and reliability of the estimates reported in Tax Expenditures Statement 2006 (TES 2006). That is, the audit examined the development and publication of the detailed statement of actual tax expenditures required by Division 2 of Part 5 of the CBH Act. The development and publication of aggregated information on projected tax expenditures included in the Budget Papers pursuant to Division 1 of Part 5 of the CBH Act was not examined.


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  • Management of Recruitment in the Australian Public Service

    Tabled Date:
    Tuesday 29th April 2008
    Report Number:
    31
    Portfolio:
    Across Agencies
    Department:

    The objective of the audit was to assess whether APS agencies had sound approaches to recruitment, to assist in providing the workforce capability to deliver government programs effectively. Sound approaches to recruitment involve agencies:

    • establishing and implementing strategic approaches to recruitment to address current and future workforce priorities and goals;
    • managing and supporting recruitment activities through the provision of expert advice and support, legislative and procedural guidance material, and training for staff involved in recruitment activities;
    • conducting recruitment activities effectively and in compliance with legislative and administrative requirements; and
    • systematically monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of recruitment strategies, policies and activities.


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  • The Australian Taxation Office's Use of Data Matching and Analytics in Tax Administration

    Tabled Date:
    Thursday 24th April 2008
    Report Number:
    30
    Portfolio:
    Treasury
    Department:
    Australian Taxation Office

    The objective of the audit was to evaluate the Tax Office's corporate management of data matching, including analytics.

    The ANAO examined the Tax Office's strategic goals and governance arrangements for data matching and analytics, its compliance with privacy requirements and whether the Tax Office is achieving intended results, which include revenue collection, optimised compliance and provision of improved services to taxpayers.

    Tax Office executives have been increasingly drawing on the interrelationships and conceptual commonalities of Tax Office data matching and analytics activity. Accordingly, the audit included these relationships and conceptual commonalities within the scope of the audit. The audit was guided, therefore, by a broader definition of ‘data matching': meaning ‘finding relationships and patterns in large volumes of data'. This includes the more traditional idea of data matching as ‘bringing together data from different sources and comparing it'.


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  • Parent School Partnerships Initiative

    Tabled Date:
    Wednesday 23rd April 2008
    Report Number:
    29
    Portfolio:
    Education, Employment & Workplace Relations
    Department:
    Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

    The objective of the audit was to review the effectiveness of the department's administration of the PSPI. To achieve this, the ANAO considered the department's program planning and design, service delivery arrangements and monitoring, review and reporting activities. The decision which resulted in the replacement of ASSPA with PSPI was a policy decision of the Government and, thus, was beyond the scope of this audit.


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