1622 Items found
Published: Thursday 22 February 2024
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Office of Financial Management’s (AOFM) management of the Australian Government’s debt.

Entity
Australian Office of Financial Management
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Published: Thursday 22 February 2024
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The objective of this audit was to examine whether the Department of Finance (Finance) has implemented a selection of agreed parliamentary committee and Auditor-General recommendations.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Monday 12 February 2024
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This report presents the 2022–23 performance statements audits findings and observations, assessments of auditees’ maturity in performance reporting, and the future direction of the ANAO’s performance statements program.

Entity
Across entities
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Published: Monday 12 February 2024
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office’s management and oversight of fraud control arrangements for the administration of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Entity
Australian Taxation Office
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Published: Friday 9 February 2024
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Increased transparency and accountability on progress with major Defence equipment acquisitions has been a focus of parliamentary interest for some time. Beginning in 2007–08, an annual program has been established in conjunction with the Department of Defence to enable the ANAO to review and report to the Parliament on the status of major Defence acquisition projects, as set out in the Major Projects Report. The review includes information relating to the cost, schedule and progress towards delivery of required capability of individual projects as at 30 June each year. The Report is undertaken at the request of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Wednesday 7 February 2024
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The objective of this audit was to assess the efficiency of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s delivery of passport services through the Australian Passport Office.

Entity
Australian Trade and Investment Commission; Department of Finance; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Published: Wednesday 24 January 2024
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Finance’s administration of the Parliamentary Expenses Management System project.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Monday 22 January 2024
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of Geoscience Australia’s 2020 to 2022 procurement of the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN).

Entity
Geoscience Australia
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Published: Monday 15 January 2024
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water's governance arrangements supporting the implementation of the Australian Government’s climate change commitments.

Entity
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
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Published: Tuesday 9 January 2024
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The aim of Insights: Audit Lessons is to communicate lessons from our audit work and to make it easier for people working within the Australian public sector to apply those lessons.

This edition of Insights: Audit Lessons is targeted at risk practitioners and officials responsible for government operations, projects, programs, services and regulatory activities. It would also be useful for accountable authorities, their senior executives and audit and risk committees.

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Published: Thursday 14 December 2023
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This report complements the Interim Report on Key Financial Controls of Major Entities financial statement audit report published in May 2023. It provides a summary of the final results of the audits of the Consolidated Financial Statements for the Australian Government and the financial statements of 243 Australian Government entities for the period ended 30 June 2023.

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Monday 11 December 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess whether the design and early implementation of the Australian Government’s response to Recommendation 86 of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been effective.

Entity
Department of Health and Aged Care; Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
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Published: Monday 11 December 2023
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Quality in the delivery of the ANAO’s audit services is critical in supporting the integrity of our audit reports and maintaining the confidence of the Parliament and public sector entities. The ANAO corporate plan is the ANAO’s primary planning document. It outlines our purpose; the dynamic environment in which we operate; our commitment to building capability; and the priorities, activities and performance measures by which we will be held to account. The ANAO quality management framework and plan complements the corporate plan. It describes the ANAO’s system of quality management and reflects the ANAO’s responses to identified quality risks.

The ANAO Quality Management Framework is the ANAO’s established system of quality management to provide the Auditor-General with reasonable assurance that the ANAO complies with the ANAO Auditing Standards and applicable legal and regulatory requirements, and reports issued by the ANAO are appropriate in the circumstances.

This audit quality report sets out the Auditor-General’s evaluation on the implementation and operating effectiveness of the ANAO Quality Management Framework. The report:

  • provides transparency in respect of the processes, policies, and procedures that support each element of the ANAO Quality Management Framework;
  • outlines ANAO performance against benchmarks on audit quality indicators; and
  • outlines the ANAO’s performance against the quality assurance strategy and deliverables set out in the Quality Management Framework and Plan 2022–23.
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Published: Friday 1 December 2023
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The Australian Public Service Employee Census is an annual survey administered by the Australian Public Service Commission. The survey is used to collect confidential attitude and opinion information from APS employees on issues in the workplace. The survey provides an opportunity for ANAO employees to share their experiences of working within our organisation and the public service. This census action plan outlines the key focus areas for the ANAO in responding to the feedback.

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Published: Friday 1 December 2023
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The ANAO regards integrity as a core value of the organisation — critical in sustaining the confidence of Parliament, strengthening public trust in government and delivering quality audit products. Maintaining strong institutional integrity is critical to the operations and reputation of the ANAO.

The ANAO Integrity Framework provides an overarching structure to the integrity control system, supporting our institution’s integrity. The framework serves to assist in ethical decision making and risk, fraud and misconduct management.

Beyond its control system, the ANAO maintains an enduring focus on promoting integrity as a value that is embedded in our work and culture. The ANAO recognises that integrity demands quality not only in our products but also in the behaviours of our people.

The ANAO Integrity Advisor supports the effective and ongoing application of the Integrity Framework by providing advice to staff regarding integrity matters. The Integrity Advisor is responsible for increasing integrity awareness across the organisation and for reporting annually to the ANAO Executive Board of Management on actions taken under the Framework. The Auditor-General has published the ANAO Integrity Framework and Report for 2022–23 to provide increased transparency of the measures we undertake to maintain a high-integrity culture in the ANAO.

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Published: Wednesday 29 November 2023
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The purpose of Insights: Audit Opinion is to provide the Auditor-General's views on key issues facing the Australian public sector. This inaugural edition is on the topic of the Commonwealth Performance Framework and how it can be better used to drive effectiveness in the Australian public sector. This includes the need to prioritise the improvement of performance frameworks, embed a performance culture and use performance information to drive business improvement.

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Published: Monday 27 November 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the establishment of the Workforce Australia Services panel.

Entity
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
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Published: Monday 16 October 2023
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The aim of Insights: Audit Lessons (formerly Audit Insights) is to communicate lessons from our audit work and to make it easier for people working within the Australian public sector to apply those lessons.

This edition of Insights: Audit Lessons is targeted at Australian Government officials who are working in governance roles or who have responsibility for ensuring effective oversight and management of probity. Although it is based on audits of financial regulators, the lessons for managing probity risks can be applied across the public sector.

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Published: Thursday 28 September 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Defence's planning and administrative arrangements to support the provision of emergency Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC).

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Tuesday 5 September 2023
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The objective of this audit was to examine whether compliance with trade measurement in Australia is being effectively administered.

Entity
Department of Industry, Science and Resources
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Published: Thursday 31 August 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Social Services’ (DSS’s) and Services Australia’s management of the accuracy and timeliness of welfare payments.

Entity
Services Australia; Department of Social Services
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Published: Monday 28 August 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the department’s management of non-compliance with the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 for unapproved therapeutic goods.

Entity
Department of Health and Aged Care
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Published: Thursday 24 August 2023
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This annual report documents the performance of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) in the financial year ended 30 June 2023. The report addresses all applicable obligations under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014; the Auditor-General Act 1997; the performance measures set out in the outcome and programs framework in the ANAO’s Portfolio Budget Statements 2022–23 and in the ANAO Corporate Plan 2022–23; and annual reporting requirements set out in other relevant legislation.

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Published: Wednesday 23 August 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the department’s delivery of the Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program.

Entity
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
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Published: Tuesday 15 August 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance of the Northern Land Council under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, the Native Title Act 1993 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Entity
Northern Land Council
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Published: Friday 7 July 2023
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Quality in the delivery of the ANAO’s audit services is critical in supporting the integrity of our audit reports and maintaining the confidence of the Parliament and public sector entities. The ANAO Corporate Plan 2023–24 is the ANAO’s primary planning document. It outlines our purpose; the dynamic environment in which we operate; our commitment to building capability; and the priorities, activities and performance measures by which we will be held to account. This quality management framework and plan complements the corporate plan. It describes the ANAO’s system of quality management and reflects the ANAO’s responses to quality risks for the coming year.

The ANAO Quality Management Framework is the ANAO’s established system of quality management to provide the Auditor-General with reasonable assurance that the ANAO complies with the ANAO Auditing Standards and applicable legal and regulatory requirements, and reports issued by the ANAO are appropriate in the circumstances.

The quality management framework and plan component of this document identifies the ANAO’s quality objectives and key responses to address identified quality risks and to provide the Auditor-General with confidence that those responses are implemented and operating effectively.

The ANAO reports on the audit quality indicators that measure the ANAO’s performance against target benchmarks in the annual audit quality report published on the ANAO website. The audit quality report also provides transparency with respect to the implementation and operation of the responses to address quality risks for each component of the ANAO’s system of quality management.

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Published: Thursday 6 July 2023
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The ANAO Corporate Plan 2023–24 outlines how we intend to deliver against our purpose over the next four years (2023–24 to 2026–27). The corporate plan is the ANAO’s primary planning document – it outlines our purpose; the dynamic environment in which we operate; our commitment to building capability; and the priorities, activities and performance measures by which we will be held to account.

The corporate plan is complemented by the annual audit work program, which reflects the ANAO’s audit strategy for the coming year.

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Published: Thursday 29 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s development and implementation of Australia’s approach to providing military assistance to the Government of Ukraine.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Thursday 29 June 2023
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This edition of Audit Insights is targeted at Australian Government officials who have responsibility for overseeing or preparing performance information under the Commonwealth Performance Framework. The aim of Audit Insights is to communicate lessons from our audit work and to make it easier for people working within the Australian public sector to apply those lessons. This edition is drawn from audit reports tabled from 2015–16 to 2022–23 into the implementation of the corporate planning and annual performance statements requirements.

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Published: Wednesday 28 June 2023
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This audit examined the effectiveness of the National Archives of Australia’s implementation of the Building Trust policy and selected entities’ management of information assets (records, information and data).

Entity
Australian National Maritime Museum; National Archives of Australia; Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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Published: Wednesday 28 June 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the NDIA’s management of assistance with daily life supports.

Entity
National Disability Insurance Agency
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Published: Tuesday 27 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education’s design and implementation of programs and initiatives to improve the access and participation of regional and remote students to higher education.

Entity
Department of Education
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Published: Monday 26 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the administration of grants for the Try, Test and Learn Fund transition projects.

Entity
Department of Social Services
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Published: Thursday 22 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of Comcare’s administration of claims for Australian Government entities under its workers’ compensation scheme.

Entity
Comcare
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Published: Tuesday 20 June 2023
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This edition of Audit Insights is targeted at Australian Government officials who have responsibility for the management and reporting of executive remuneration. The aim of Audit Insights is to communicate lessons from our audit work to make it easier for people working within the Australian public sector to apply those lessons. It is drawn from audit reports tabled between 2019–20 and 2022–23.

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Published: Monday 19 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the government response to the Black Economy Taskforce report.

Entity
Australian Taxation Office; Department of Home Affairs; Department of the Treasury
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Published: Thursday 15 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's probity management.

Entity
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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Published: Wednesday 14 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to examine whether procurements of office furniture have been consistent with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and are achieved value for money.

Entity
Department of Home Affairs; Services Australia
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Published: Wednesday 14 June 2023
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This edition of Audit Insights is targeted at Australian Government officials who have responsibility for the implementation of cyber security controls or strategy for government systems. The aim is to communicate lessons from our audit work to make it easier for people working within the Australian public sector to apply those lessons. It is drawn from audit reports tabled in 2019–20, 2020–21 and 2022–23 into management of cyber security risks.

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Published: Tuesday 13 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's probity management.

Entity
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
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Published: Wednesday 7 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance of the Northern Land Council under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, Native Title Act 1993 and Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Entity
Central Land Council
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Published: Wednesday 7 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Department of Home Affairs’ procurement process for the Permissions Capability employed open and effective competition and achieved value for money, consistent with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

Entity
Department of Home Affairs
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Published: Wednesday 7 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to examine the efficiency and economy of the Department of Defence’s management of its general stores inventory.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Tuesday 6 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to examine whether Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is effectively meeting the requirements of the Statutory Funding Agreement (SFA).

Entity
Australian Wool Innovation
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Published: Monday 5 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Health’s administration of the Community Health and Hospitals Program.

Entity
Department of Health and Aged Care
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Published: Thursday 1 June 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority's probity management.

Entity
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
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Published: Wednesday 31 May 2023
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The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the governance of the Anindilyakwa Land Council under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Entity
Anindilyakwa Land Council
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Published: Wednesday 31 May 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of Services Australia's management of social security and welfare debt. 

Entity
Services Australia
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Published: Tuesday 30 May 2023
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The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s management of provider fraud and non-compliance risks.

Entity
National Indigenous Australians Agency
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Published: Thursday 25 May 2023
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This report is the first of two reports each year and focuses on the results of the interim audits, including an assessment of entities’ key internal controls, supporting the 2022–23 financial statements audits. This report examines 27 entities, including all departments of state and a number of major Australian government entities. The majority of entities included in the report are selected on the basis of their contribution to the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of the 2021–22 Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Published: Wednesday 24 May 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance of the Tiwi Land Council under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Entity
Tiwi Land Council
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Published: Tuesday 23 May 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Department of Defence (Defence) is managing its Australian Defence Force health services contract to achieve efficient and effective delivery of the contracted services.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Thursday 18 May 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the National Recovery and Resilience Agency's administration of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Entity
National Emergency Management Agency
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Published: Tuesday 16 May 2023
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The objective of this audit was to examine whether the selected entities within the Attorney-General’s portfolio have implemented all agreed recommendations from parliamentary committee and Auditor-General reports within the scoped timeframe.

Entity
Australian Federal Police; Attorney-General’s Department; Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
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Published: Wednesday 10 May 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s procurement of Hunter class frigates and the achievement of value for money to date.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Thursday 13 April 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office’s arrangements for identifying and reducing the income tax gap for individuals not in business.

Entity
Australian Taxation Office
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Published: Thursday 6 April 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of procurement complaints handling by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, the Department of Finance, the Department of Industry, Science and Resources and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Thursday 6 April 2023
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The audit objective was to examine the appropriateness of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts’ approach to acquiring, managing, and leasing Australian contemporary art in the Artbank collection.

Entity
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
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Published: Monday 3 April 2023
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The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the design and implementation of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s cultural reform program prior to the July 2022 Machinery of Government changes.

Entity
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
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Published: Monday 3 April 2023
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This edition of Audit Insights is targeted at Australian Government officials who have responsibility for overseeing or conducting procurements, including those who only do procurement occasionally. The aim is to communicate lessons from our audit work to make it easier for people working within the Australian public sector to apply those lessons. It is drawn from audit reports tabled in 2020–21, 2021–22 and 2022–23 into Australian Government procurements.

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