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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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  • Indigenous Housing Initiatives the Fixing Houses for Better Health program

  • 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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  • The Protection and Security of Electronic Information Held by Australian Government Agencies

    Tabled Date:
    Wednesday 23rd March 2011
    Report Number:
    33
    Portfolio:
    Across Agencies
    Department:
    Across agencies
    The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of Australian Government agencies' management and implementation of measures to protect and secure their electronic information, in accordance with Australian Government protective security requirements.


    Download ANAO Audit Report No.33 2010-11
    Audit Brochure

  • Public Sector Accountability

  • Maintenance of the Defence Estate

    Tabled Date:
    Tuesday 17th May 2011
    Report Number:
    41
    Portfolio:
    Defence
    Department:
    Department of Defence

    The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the management of maintenance of the Defence estate, taking particular account of planning and delivery aspects.

    The audit examined: Defence’s policies, procedures, processes and supporting tools related to the planning and delivery of the maintenance of the estate; and services provided to Defence by private sector firms in relation to maintenance activities. The audit did not focus on contract management matters, nor on the systems used by Defence to maintain information related to estate maintenance.


    Download ANAO Audit Report No.41 2010-11
    Audit brochure

  • Audit Focus - May 2011

    Monday 16th May 2011

    Welcome to the May 2011 edition of AuditFocus.

    This issue includes an update on the integration of the former Office of Evaluation and Audit into the ANAO and the themes arising in recent Indigenous audit reports; a discussion on security arrangements in Australian Government entities; and key messages from two new Better Practice Guides – Fraud Control in Australian Government Entities and Human Resources Information Systems.

    Download Audit Focus - May 2011

  • Management of Student Visas

    Tabled Date:
    Tuesday 31st May 2011
    Report Number:
    46
    Portfolio:
    Immigration and Citizenship
    Department:
    Department of Immigration and Citizenship

    The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of DIAC’s management of the student visa program. Three key areas were examined in the audit: the processing of student visa applications; ensuring compliance with student visa conditions; and cooperation between DIAC and DEEWR.


    Download ANAO Audit Report No.46 2010-11
    Audit brochure

  • Opinions (Spring 2010)

    Monday 25th October 2010

    Inside this edition:

    ANAO Audit Reports
    • Recently tabled reports
    • Reports scheduled to be tabled October to December 2010

    ANAO Better Practice Guides
    • Recently published guides
    • Guides scheduled to be tabled  October to December 2010

    Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) Developments
    • New, revised and amending Accounting Standards and Interpretations
    • Exposure Drafts, Invitations to Comment and Consultation Papers
    • Feature — The Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting

    Department of Finance and Deregulation
    • Finance Circulars
    • Accounting Guidance Notes
    • Finance Briefs

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  • Opinions (Winter 2010)

    Tuesday 13th July 2010

    Inside this edition:

    ANAO Audit Reports
    • Recently tabled reports
    • Reports scheduled to be tabled July to September 2010

    ANAO Better Practice Guides
    • Recently published guides
    • Guides scheduled to be tabled  July to September 2010

    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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  • National Aboriginal Health Strategy Delivery of Housing and Infrastructure to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities Follow-up Audit

    Tabled Date:
    Tuesday 27th April 2004
    Report Number:
    44
    Portfolio:
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
    Department:
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

    The audit examined ATSIS' implementation of recommendations from Audit Report No.39, 1998-1999 National Aboriginal Health Strategy - Delivery of Housing and Infrastructure to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (the previous audit). In addition to assessing ATSIS' progress in implementing the recommendations of the previous audit, this follow-up audit examined ATSIS' performance reporting of the NAHS program, and concluded that the current level of aggregation of performance reporting makes it difficult to identify the particular contribution that the NAHS Program makes in improving services to Indigenous communities.


    Download 2003-04 Audit Report No. 44
    Audit brochure