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
Published

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
Published

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
Published

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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Published: Monday 27 March 2023
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Home Affairs' management of family-related visas.

Entity
Department of Home Affairs
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Published: Wednesday 8 March 2023
Published

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Social Services’ 2020 to 2022 procurement of counselling and support services provided through 1800RESPECT.

Entity
Department of Social Services
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Published: Thursday 23 February 2023
Published

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Home Affairs’ management of its public communications and media activities.

Entity
Department of Home Affairs
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Published: Thursday 9 February 2023
Published

This report reflects on the outcome of the first year of implementation of the program of auditing entities’ performance statements.

Entity
Across entities
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Published: Thursday 9 February 2023
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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, and is undertaken at the request of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Thursday 2 February 2023
Published

The purpose of this information report is to provide transparency of, and insights on, Commonwealth entities’ self-reporting of procurement contracts on AusTender. This information report is neither an audit or assurance review and presents no conclusions or opinions. The report is presented in a variety of ways, including tables, figures, and publicly available data from public sector procurement activity recorded in AusTender.

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Thursday 19 January 2023
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The objective of the audit was to assess whether the Department of Health and Aged Care has effectively managed the expansion of telehealth services during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entity
Department of Health and Aged Care
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Published: Wednesday 14 December 2022
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The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of selected non-corporate Commonwealth entities' arrangements for managing cyber security risks within their procurements and specific contracted providers under the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF).

Entity
Australian Federal Police; Australian Taxation Office; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Published: Wednesday 14 December 2022
Published

This report complements the Interim Report on Key Financial Controls of Major Entities financial statement audit report published in June 2022. 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 Australian Government entities for the period ended 30 June 2022. 

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Tuesday 29 November 2022
Published

The audit objective was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s administration of the Integrated Investment Program since 2016.

Entity
Department of Defence, Department of Finance
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Published: Tuesday 18 October 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the revised export control legislative framework by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Entity
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
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Published: Monday 26 September 2022
Published

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 Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Corporate Plan is the ANAO’s key strategic planning document. It guides our operating environment and sets out how we will deliver on our purpose. The Quality Assurance Framework and Plan complements the Corporate Plan.

The ANAO Quality Assurance Framework is the system of quality control that the ANAO has established to provide the Auditor-General with reasonable assurance that the ANAO complies with the ANAO standards and applicable legal and regulatory requirements, and reports issued by the ANAO are appropriate in the circumstances.

This Audit Quality Report demonstrates the ANAO assessment of the implementation and operating effectiveness of the elements of the ANAO Quality Assurance Framework. The report provides transparency in respect of the processes, policies, and procedures that support each element of the ANAO Quality Assurance Framework, and outlines audit quality indicators measuring ANAO performance against target benchmarks. This report also includes the achievement of the quality assurance strategy and deliverables set out in the Quality Assurance Framework and Plan 2021–22.

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Published: Wednesday 21 September 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Digital Transformation Agency’s procurement of ICT-related services.

Entity
Digital Transformation Agency
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Published: Monday 12 September 2022
Published

The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water's implementation of the National Waste Policy Action Plan 2019.

Entity
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
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Published: Thursday 25 August 2022
Published

This annual report documents the performance of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) in the financial year ended 30 June 2022. 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 2021–22 and the ANAO Corporate Plan 2021–22; and annual reporting requirements set out in other relevant legislation.

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Published: Wednesday 17 August 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the planning and implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Entity
Department of Health and Aged Care
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Published: Monday 15 August 2022
Published

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office’s engagement with tax practitioners in achieving efficient and effective taxation and superannuation systems.

Entity
Australian Taxation Office
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Published: Thursday 28 July 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess whether the award of funding under the Building Better Regions Fund was effective as well as being consistent with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines.

Entity
Department of Industry, Science and Resources; Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
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Published: Thursday 14 July 2022
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The ANAO Workforce Plan 2022-25 outlines how we will attract, develop and retain the capability of our workforce, to ensure we are suitably skilled to deliver on our purpose to the Parliament – now and into the future. This is a summary of the full plan.

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Published: Wednesday 6 July 2022
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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 plan highlights our desire to engage positively and transparently in delivering audit and support services to the Parliament. In addition, the plan details our approach to risk management, which is critical to successfully meeting our responsibilities in providing professional and independent audits to the Parliament.

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: Wednesday 6 July 2022
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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 2022–23 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 Assurance Framework and Plan complements the Corporate Plan. It describes the ANAO Quality Assurance Framework and reflects the ANAO’s quality assurance strategy and deliverables for the coming year.

The ANAO Quality Assurance Framework is the ANAO’s established system of quality control 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 Assurance Strategy and Plan component of this document identifies the key activities that the ANAO conducts to provide the Auditor-General with confidence that the controls established within the Quality Assurance Framework are implemented and operating effectively.

The ANAO reports on the audit quality indicators that measure the ANAO 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 processes, policies and procedures that support each element of the ANAO Quality Assurance Framework and the achievement of the quality assurance strategy and deliverables set out in the Quality Assurance Framework and Plan.

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Published: Thursday 30 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the compliance by selected Australian Public Service entities with legislation and other relevant requirements relating to staff leave.

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Across Entities
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Published: Wednesday 29 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ arrangements for the management of contractors.

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Department of Veterans’ Affairs
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Published: Wednesday 29 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of Services Australia’s arrangements for the management of contractors.

Entity
Services Australia
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Published: Wednesday 29 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s arrangements for the management of contractors.

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Department of Defence
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Published: Wednesday 29 June 2022
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The Australian Public Service Commission's Delivering for Tomorrow: APS Workforce Strategy 2025 states that the Australian Public Service (APS) will continue to deploy a flexible approach to resourcing that strikes a balance between a core workforce of permanent public servants and the selective use of external expertise. This will mean a continuing mixed workforce approach, where APS employees and non-APS workers are used to deliver outcomes within agencies. In this context, the strategy highlights the value of ensuring that agencies take a structured approach to the use of non-APS employees.

In a series of three performance audits, the ANAO has examined the arrangements established by Services Australia, the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Defence for the use, engagement and management of contractors against the same audit objective and criteria.

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Published: Friday 24 June 2022
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The audit objective was to examine whether the design and conduct of the procurement process for delivery partners for the Entrepreneurs’ Programme complied with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, and whether the signed contracts are being appropriately managed.

Entity
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
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Published: Thursday 23 June 2022
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The audit objective was to assess the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman's effectiveness in managing complaints.

Entity
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
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Published: Wednesday 22 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was 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.

Entity
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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Published: Tuesday 21 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s overseas crisis management and response arrangements in meeting the government’s objectives for returning Australians from overseas in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Entity
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Published: Tuesday 21 June 2022
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Home Affairs’ administration and regulation of critical infrastructure protection policy.

Entity
Department of Home Affairs
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Published: Monday 20 June 2022
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The objective of this information report is to provide transparency and insights on the governing boards of Commonwealth entities and companies and the membership of these boards.

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Published: Monday 20 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance board in Hearing Australia.

Entity
Hearing Australia
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Published: Friday 17 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance board in the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation.

Entity
Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
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Published: Thursday 16 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance board in the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

Entity
Australian Film, Television and Radio School
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Published: Wednesday 15 June 2022
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The audit objective was to examine the effectiveness of Snowy Hydro Limited’s governance arrangements for early implementation of Snowy 2.0, the expansion to the Snowy Hydro Scheme.

Entity
Snowy Hydro Limited
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Published: Thursday 9 June 2022
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This report is the first of the two reports and focuses on the results of the interim audits, including an assessment of entities’ key internal controls, supporting the 2021–22 financial statements audits. This report examines 25 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 2020–21 Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Published: Wednesday 8 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment in managing the integrity of payments to employment service providers.

Entity
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
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Published: Thursday 2 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to examine whether the National Capital Authority’s procurement activities are complying with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and demonstrating the achievement of value for money.

Entity
National Capital Authority
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Published: Thursday 2 June 2022
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The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Social Services' administration of the Cashless Debit Card program, including implementation of the recommendations made in Auditor-General Report No.1 2018–19, The Implementation and Performance of the Cashless Debit Card Trial.

Entity
Services Australia; Department of Social Services
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Published: Thursday 19 May 2022
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The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has implemented effective arrangements for the planning and conduct of surveillance activities.

Entity
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
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Published: Thursday 12 May 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of administration of physical security in the revised Protective Security Policy Framework.

Entity
Attorney-General’s Department; Services Australia; Department of Social Services
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Published: Tuesday 10 May 2022
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The audit examined the effectiveness of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s management of assets involved in the manufacture, production and distribution of nuclear medicines.

Entity
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
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Published: Tuesday 3 May 2022
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The audit examined whether the Department of Home Affairs implemented all agreed recommendations from parliamentary committee and Auditor-General reports within the scoped timeframe.

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Department of Home Affairs
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Published: Thursday 28 April 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office's activities in addressing Superannuation Guarantee non-compliance.

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Australian Taxation Office
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Published: Thursday 21 April 2022
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This report reflects on the outcome of the ANAO’s annual performance statements audit pilot program and the ANAO’s preparation for the staged implementation of an annual performance statements assurance audit program. Following a request from the Minister for Finance in August 2019, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) commenced a pilot program of performance statements audits.

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Published: Monday 4 April 2022
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office's administration of the JobKeeper scheme.

Entity
Department of the Treasury; Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
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Published: Thursday 31 March 2022
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The audit assessed whether the Streamlining Government Grants Administration Program improved the effective and efficient delivery of grants administration.

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Department of Finance; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; Department of Social Services
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Published: Thursday 24 March 2022
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the management of human biosecurity for international air travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published: Thursday 17 March 2022
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the management of threatened species and ecological communities under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

 

Entity
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
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Published: Tuesday 22 February 2022
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s administration of funding for remote housing in the Northern Territory.

Entity
National Indigenous Australians Agency
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Published: Thursday 17 February 2022
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Finance and selected entities’ implementation of the Australian Government’s campaign advertising framework.

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Published: Monday 14 February 2022
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The objective of this audit was to assess whether the award of funding under the Safer Communities Fund was effective and consistent with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines.

Entity
Department of Home Affairs; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
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Published: Tuesday 25 January 2022
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This edition of Audit Insights summarises key messages for all Australian government entities from a series of Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) performance audits that have examined service delivery through other entities. It discusses the importance of establishing appropriate service delivery governance arrangements between entities, understanding risk tolerances and managing service delivery risks, and establishing performance monitoring and measurement arrangements.

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Published: Thursday 16 December 2021
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness to date of the Department of Defence’s procurement of six evolved Cape class patrol boats.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Tuesday 14 December 2021
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This report complements the Interim Report on Key Financial Controls of Major Entities financial statement audit report published in June 2021. 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 Australian Government entities for the period ended 30 June 2021. 

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Published: Monday 13 December 2021
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The major projects report (MPR) is an annual review of the Department of Defence’s major defence equipment acquisitions, undertaken at the request of the Parliament’s Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA).

The purpose of the MPR is to provide information and assurance to the Parliament on the performance of selected acquisitions as at 30 June 2021. This is the 14th MPR since its commencement in 2007–08.

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Department of Defence
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Published: Wednesday 8 December 2021
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the management of international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published: Monday 29 November 2021
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian National University’s governance and control framework.

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Australian National University
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Published: Thursday 25 November 2021
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of Industry Innovation and Science Australia's, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources', and the Australian Taxation Office's administration of the Research and Development Tax Incentive program.

Entity
Australian Taxation Office; Industry Innovation and Science Australia; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
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