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The ANAO produces a wide range of publications:

  • Audit Reports, which consists of both performance audit reports and reports relating to financial statement audits.
  • Assurance Activities, which consist of reviews undertaken generally in response to requests from stakeholders including Ministers and Parliamentary Committees. These reviews include providing reports to Ministers on Government Information, and to the Parliament on the Defence Materiel Organisation's annual Major Projects Report.
  • Better Practice Guides, which aim to assist agencies and other public sector bodies to improve their performance and management practices.
  • AUDITFocus, the ANAO's newsletter, which captures the lessons from our audit work that are likely to be of general interest and application.
  • Opinions, which provides a regular update of accounting, financial reporting and auditing issues.

You will also find a list of the ANAO's speeches, Audit Work Program and corporate publications including  the ANAO Auditing Standards.

If you are interested in audit reports that are currently in progress, please go to the Audits in Progress.

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  • Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program

    Tabled Date:
    Thursday 9th December 2010
    Report Number:
    19
    Portfolio:
    Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs
    Department:
    Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

    The audit assessed FaHCSIA's management of AACAP and how the department monitors the contribution the program is making to the improvement of primary and environmental health, and living conditions, in remote Indigenous communities. 

    The audit examined program delivery under the 2006–2009 MoU, as well as the planning for the 2010 project under the variation to the 2006–2009 MoU. As part of the audit the ANAO considered: 

    • program strategy and implementation including the roles and responsibilities of the major stakeholders, community selection and scope of works (Chapter 2); 
    • the financial management of the program and the changing role of the Contracted Program Manager (Chapter 3); and 
    • performance measures, including FaHCSIA's performance reporting framework, and approach to monitoring and reporting performance against the stated program objectives (Chapter 4).

    The audit focused on AACAP in so far as it relates to Indigenous community outcomes. It did not consider the program from the perspective of the Australian Defence Force capability building.


    Download ANAO Audit Report No.19 2010-11
    Audit brochure

  • Management of Explosive Ordnance Held by the Air Force, Army and Navy

    Tabled Date:
    Tuesday 19th April 2011
    Report Number:
    37
    Portfolio:
    Defence
    Department:
    Department of Defence

    The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of Defence’s management of explosive ordnance by the end users of this materiel in Air Force, Army and Navy (the Services). In particular, the focus was on the effectiveness of arrangements for the oversight and physical control of explosive ordnance once it is issued to Service units.

    The audit reviewed Defence’s policies, procedures, processes and inventory management systems for explosive ordnance at the unit level in the ADF, from receipt and storage through to the use or return of explosive ordnance.The audit also examined the relationship between the management of explosive ordnance at the unit level and the Explosive Ordnance Services Contract and, where relevant, the regional Garrison Support Services (GSS) Contracts.


    Download ANAO Audit Report No.37 2010-11
    Audit brochure

  • Australian Defence Force Reserves

    Tabled Date:
    Monday 7th May 2001
    Report Number:
    33
    Portfolio:
    Defence
    Department:
    Department of Defence

    The objective of the ANAO audit was to identify possible areas for improvement in the Australian Defence Force's management of its Reserve forces. The audit focused on major aspects of the Reserves including roles and tasks, force structure, capability, training, individual readiness, equipment, facilities, recruitment, retention, conditions of service and administration. The audit covered the Australian Naval Reserve, the Australian Army Reserve and the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve. However, due to its size and cost, the Army Reserve was a major focus of the audit activity.


    Download 2000-01 Audit Report No. 33
    Audit brochure

  • Audit Activity Report: January to June 2000

    Tabled Date:
    Monday 14th August 2000
    Report Number:
    4
    Portfolio:
    Across Agencies
    Department:
    Audit Activity Report

    This report summarises audit and other related activities of the Australian National Audit Office in the period January to June 2000.


    Download 2000-01 Audit Report No. 4
    Audit brochure

  • Defence Ordnance Safety and Suitability for Service

    Tabled Date:
    Thursday 27th February 2003
    Report Number:
    30
    Portfolio:
    Defence
    Department:
    Department of Defence

    The Service Chiefs of Navy, Army and Air Force are accountable to the Chief of the Defence Force for the way that equipment is used by their Service. They are also accountable for the safety, fitness for service and environmental compliance of the equipment. The audit report deals with the way that the Service Chiefs are assured of the safety and suitability for service of the Australian Defence Force's (ADF's) ordnance systems. Ordnance systems include munitions such as missiles, shells and mines, and the auxiliary material necessary to aim, launch and guide munitions.


    Download 2002-03 Audit Report No. 30
    Audit brochure

  • Retention of Military Personel Follow-up Audit

    Tabled Date:
    Wednesday 5th March 2003
    Report Number:
    31
    Portfolio:
    Defence
    Department:
    Department of Defence

    This audit followed up the ANAO's 2000 performance audit report on retention of military personnel (Audit Report No.35 1999-2000 Retention of Military Personnel), which focused on examining whether ADF personnel management practices to retain personnel were commensurate with the cost of recruiting and training new personnel, or whether more cost- effective steps could be taken to reduce the separation rates of desirable personnel. The objective of the follow-up audit was to assess Defence's implementation of recommendations made in the original audit report and their effectiveness in helping Defence control the flow of trained personnel from the Services.


    Download 2002-03 Audit Report No. 31
    Audit brochure

  • Opinions (Summer 2011)

    Tuesday 18th January 2011

    INSIDE THIS EDITION

    ANAO Audit Reports

    • Recently tabled reports
    • Reports scheduled to be tabled — January to March 2011

    ANAO Better Practice Guides

    • Recently published guides
    • Guides scheduled to be tabled — January to March 2011

    Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) Developments

    • New, revised and amending Accounting Standards and Interpretations
    • Exposure Drafts, Invitations to Comment and Consultation Papers

    Department of Finance and Deregulation

    • Finance Circulars
    • Accounting Guidance Notes
    • Finance Briefs

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  • Causes and Consequences of Personnel Postings in the Australian Defence Force

    Tabled Date:
    Tuesday 29th May 2001
    Report Number:
    41
    Portfolio:
    Defence
    Department:
    Department of Defence

    Causes and Consequences of Personnel Postings in the Australian Defence Force The audit arose from a Defence Efficiency Review (1997) recommendation that Defence could make savings on the large volume of postings it made every year. The audit examined the posting process and sought to provide assurance that Defence had identified and examined salient postings issues and was addressing them effectively.


    Download 2000-01 Audit Report No. 41
    Audit brochure

  • Australian Defence Force Health Services Follow-up Audit

    Tabled Date:
    Friday 15th June 2001
    Report Number:
    51
    Portfolio:
    Defence
    Department:
    Department of Defence

    This audit followed up the ANAO's 1997 performance audit report on ADF health services (Audit Report No.34 1996-97 Australian Defence Force Health Services), which focused on the delivery of non-operational health services to entitled members. The objective of the follow-up audit was to assess Defence's implementation of recommendations made in the original audit report and their effectiveness in improving ADF health services.


    Download 2000-01 Audit Report No. 51
    Audit brochure

  • Retention of Military Personnel

    Tabled Date:
    Monday 3rd April 2000
    Report Number:
    35
    Portfolio:
    Defence
    Department:
    Department of Defence

    The audit reviewed the retention of military personnel that are managed by the Australian Defence Force which comprises the three Services. The objective of the audit was to review the management of personnel retention within the ADF with a view to evaluating the measures Defence has in place to monitor and control the flow of trained personnel from the Services


    Download 1999-00 Audit Report No. 35
    Audit brochure