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The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s management of assets involved in the manufacture, production and distribution of nuclear medicines.
This audit would examine the efficiency and economy of the Department of Defence's management of its inventory of explosive ordnance, including forward provisioning, monitoring of stock levels and location, and the timely and safe management of ageing stock.
The management of explosive ordnance carries capability, safety, security, reputational and environmental risks across all stages of the explosive ordnance life cycle. Defence's 2019–20 financial statements identified that Defence had $7.4 billion in total inventories (an increase of over $300 million since 30 June 2019). Defence holds inventory for its own use and does not ordinarily hold inventory for sale.
This audit would examine Artbank's approach to acquiring, managing and leasing artworks.
The objectives of Artbank are to provide direct support to Australian contemporary artists through the acquisition of their work, and to promote the value of Australian art to the broader public. Artbank funds its operations through the leasing of artworks from its collection, with $3.2 million in leasing revenue in 2019–20 and purchases totalling $312,178 (within total costs of $2 million).
This audit would assess the effectiveness of NBN Co Limited's (NBN Co.'s) strategies to manage its transition from building to operating the national broadband network (NBN). While NBN Co will continue to have a build commitment for new developments and complex connections, construction of the NBN 'volume rollout' was scheduled for completion by June 2020, followed by a further 18 months for completing the migration from previous infrastructure to the NBN. The transition of NBN Co's operating model from network construction to one focusing on ongoing network operations was identified as a key risk in the NBN Co's Corporate Plan 2020–2023. The audit would examine the extent to which NBN Co has established and implemented measures to address this risk.
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder is responsible for managing over $4 billion in environmental water holdings for the Australian Government, to deliver environmental benefits. Effective management of environmental water is important to ensure the ongoing health of waterways in the Murray–Darling Basin.
This audit would examine the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder's planning and use of environmental water to deliver environmental benefits. It would include an examination of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office's engagement with stakeholders, and its arrangements to measure, and assure itself of, the effective use of the Commonwealth's water holdings.
This audit would also complement prior audits on the acquisition and management of water holdings in the Commonwealth.
The audit’s objective was to assess the effectiveness of the selection, contracting and ongoing management of investments by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the extent to which the CEFC is meeting its legislated objective.
The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) designed and is implementing its property investment strategy in a way that is delivering the intended benefits, and how any lessons learned are being reflected in a new strategy that is being developed.