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The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of Department of Home Affairs’ administration and regulation of the critical infrastructure protection policy; this would include an assessment of the department’s role as strategy lead for critical infrastructure protection coordination.
The objective of this audit is to examine the effectiveness of Industry Innovation and Science Australia, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (Industry), and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) administration of the Research and Development Tax Incentive program.
This audit would assess the management of interests, information, gifts, regulatory activities, internal controls and credit cards at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, including direction and oversight by accountable authorities.
This audit would examine how efficiently and effectively the National Measurement Institute (NMI) is administering trade measurement in Australia.
Measurement is integral to any well-functioning and productive economy, and plays a critical role in domestic law and international treaties for trade, commerce and consumer protection. Following a 2007 decision of the Council of Australian Governments to transfer trade measurement responsibilities from the states and territories, national trade measurement commenced on 1 July 2010. Trade measurement refers to all transactions in which the price of the commodities or goods is based on measurement of quantity or quality. The primary purpose of Australia's trade measurement system is to ensure that the pricing of traded goods is based on accurate measurement. Trade measurement covers both business-to-business transactions and business-to-consumer transactions. The NMI is responsible for ensuring that businesses and individuals comply with the rules and regulations so that there is accurate and reliable measurement in trade.
The timing of the audit would take into account the outcome of the review of Australia's regulatory framework for measurement, including trade measurement.
This audit would assess the effectiveness of the Treasury and other entities in implementing the 2018 government response to the Black Economy Taskforce's 2017 report into the black economy. The government accepted or partly accepted the majority of the 62 recommendations and 13 supplementary recommendations that apply across government.
As part of the 2018–19 Budget, the government announced a range of Black Economy Package measures, including further expansion of taxable payments reporting, combatting illicit tobacco, introducing an economy-wide cash payment limit of $10,000, new and enhanced ATO enforcement, removing tax deductibility of noncompliant payments, consulting on a new regulatory framework for Australian Business Numbers and changes to government procurement requirements to incentivise tax compliance in supply chains, and increasing the ability of enforcement agencies to detect and disrupt black economy participants.