The Auditor-General and the ANAO

The Auditor-General for Australia is an independent officer of the Parliament, appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) and the Prime Minister.
The Auditor‑General is assisted by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) in delivering against the mandate established by Auditor-General Act 1997.
The ANAO has a structured governance framework that facilitates the effective management of its business resources and other corporate activities to support the delivery of the ANAO’s purpose.
Information on legislation that governs the work of the Auditor-General and the ANAO including the Auditor-General Act 1997 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
Information about the audit process for financial statement audits, performance statement audits, (on request), performance audits, and assurance reviews.
The ANAO’s primary relationship is with the Australian Parliament, through its ongoing engagement with the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA). Through its audit and related services the ANAO provides to the Parliament,

External audits and reviews, procurement and events

External audits and reviews

The Auditor-General Act establishes the position of the Independent Auditor, who may conduct a performance audit of the ANAO at any time.

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Information about ANAO procurement activities including our annual procurement plan, statement of legal service expenditure and the Senate Order.

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Events and seminars

Information about ANAO events and seminars including the chief financial officers forum and the audit committee chairs forum.

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