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The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’ design and implementation of measures to support the aviation sector in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the management of threatened species and ecological communities under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) management of activities to respond to the Government’s objectives for returning Australians from overseas in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Austrade's COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program provides financial assistance to travel agents, inbound tour operators and tour wholesalers. The 2020–21 Budget provided $257.8 million to eligible tourism providers to remain viable during the pandemic, and assist in paying refunds to affected consumers. This funding has been extended as part of a $1.2 billion budget measure over four years to support the aviation and tourism sectors to recover from the pandemic.
Funding is provided as a one-off grant processed by Services Australia. Two rounds of applications have been undertaken. This audit would assess Austrade's effectiveness in designing and administering the Consumer Travel Support Program.