1633 Items found
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.

Entity
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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.

Entity
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.

Entity
Across Entities
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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.

Entity
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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Published: Wednesday 24 November 2021
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The objective of the audit was to examine the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s effectiveness in implementing the Regional Land Partnerships program.

Entity
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
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Published: Monday 8 November 2021
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s arrangements in administering wage subsidies linked to employment programs.

Entity
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
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Published: Tuesday 19 October 2021
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The objectives of this information report are to provide transparency of, and insights on, government grants expense and Commonwealth entities’ self-reporting of grants on GrantConnect.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Monday 11 October 2021
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The audit objective was to assess whether the Department of Home Affairs is effectively managing the Civil Maritime Surveillance Services contract.

Entity
Department of Home Affairs/Australian Border Force
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Published: Wednesday 22 September 2021
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Health’s approach to improving and monitoring immunisation coverage.

Entity
Department of Health
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Published: Monday 13 September 2021
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The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Defence's administration of contractual obligations relating to the Defence Industry Security Program.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Thursday 9 September 2021
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The audit objective was to assess whether the Department of Health is effectively managing financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund.

Entity
Department of Health
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Published: Wednesday 8 September 2021
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's workforce planning to support key activities.

Entity
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
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Published: Friday 3 September 2021
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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 reports 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 2020–21.

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Published: Thursday 26 August 2021
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This annual report documents the performance of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) in the financial year ended 30 June 2021. 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 2020–21 and the ANAO Corporate Plan 2020–21; and annual reporting requirements set out in other relevant legislation.

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Published: Monday 16 August 2021
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The audit objective was to examine the effectiveness to date of the Department of Defence’s administration of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) program, with a focus on ERP Tranche 1 activities.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Tuesday 6 July 2021
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The annual audit work program (AAWP) is designed to reflect the ANAO’s audit strategy and inform the Parliament, government entities and the public of the planned audit coverage for the Australian Government sector. The AAWP is also designed to anticipate and respond to current and emerging risks and challenges impacting on public administration.

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Published: Tuesday 6 July 2021
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The corporate plan is the ANAO’s primary planning document. Our strategic planning process allows us to continually improve practices and capabilities to demonstrate value in the delivery of services 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: Tuesday 6 July 2021
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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 are held to account. This Quality Assurance Framework and Plan 2021–22 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 comfort 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: Wednesday 30 June 2021
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This edition of Audit Insights considers the approaches entities are taking to implement parliamentary and ANAO recommendations to improve public administration practices and outcomes. It updates and replaces the edition published in November 2019 and draws on audit reports released since then.

Parliamentary committee inquiries and ANAO performance audits identify risks to the successful delivery of outcomes and generally provide recommendations to address them. Tabling an agreed response to a parliamentary committee recommendation formalises government or entity commitment to the Parliament to implement the agreed action. Similarly, ANAO performance audit reports are prepared for presentation to Parliament and agreement to implement a recommendation made in an ANAO report is therefore a commitment to the Parliament.

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Published: Tuesday 29 June 2021
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The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of planning and delivery of the security upgrade capital works program at Parliament House by the Department of Parliamentary Services.

Entity
Department of Parliamentary Services
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Published: Tuesday 29 June 2021
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The audit objective was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s planning and implementation of reform to the regulation of the vocational education and training sector.

Entity
Australian Skills Quality Authority
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Published: Monday 28 June 2021
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the administration of the commuter car park projects within the Urban Congestion Fund.

Entity
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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Published: Monday 28 June 2021
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s administration of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency functions including the National Bushfire Recovery Fund.

Entity
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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Published: Wednesday 23 June 2021
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s management of Commonwealth fisheries.

Entity
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
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Published: Thursday 17 June 2021
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The audit objective was to examine the effectiveness of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s regulation of permits and approvals, including its implementation of recommendations from Auditor-General Report No.3 of 2015–16 Regulation of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Permits and Approvals.

Entity
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
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Published: Tuesday 8 June 2021
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Federal Police’s framework to ensure the lawful exercise of powers in accordance with applicable legislation.

Entity
Australian Federal Police
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Published: Monday 7 June 2021
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The objective of the audit was to assess the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s effectiveness in responding to non-compliance with plant and animal biosecurity requirements.

Entity
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
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Published: Thursday 3 June 2021
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the National Blood Authority’s management of the manufacture and supply of domestic fractionated blood plasma products.

Entity
National Blood Authority
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Published: Wednesday 2 June 2021
Published

This report is the first in the series of reports for the 2020–21 financial year and focuses on the results of the interim audits, including an assessment of entities’ key internal controls, supporting the 2020–21 financial statements audits. This report examines 25 entities, including all departments of state and a number of major Australian government entities. The entities included in the report are selected on the basis of their contribution to the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of the 2019–20 Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Published: Friday 28 May 2021
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This edition of Audit Insights summarises key messages for all Australian Government entities from a series of recent Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) performance audits assessing the delivery of key components of the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses the importance of planning, good governance and sound risk management in managing an emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published: Thursday 27 May 2021
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The audit examined whether COVID-19 procurements to increase the National Medical Stockpile (NMS) were consistent with the proper use and management of public resources and whether COVID-19 deployments of the NMS were effective.

Entity
Department of Health; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
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Published: Thursday 20 May 2021
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness to date of the Department of Defence’s implementation of its Pathway to Change — Evolving Defence Culture 2017–2022 cultural reform strategy.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Wednesday 12 May 2021
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The objective of the audit was to assess the department’s: effectiveness in administering school funding; and implementation of recommendations made in Auditor-General Report No.18 2017–18 Monitoring the Impact of Australian Government School Funding and JCPAA Report 476: Australian Government Funding.

Entity
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
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Published: Friday 7 May 2021
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA's) management of its business support and investment activities.

Entity
Indigenous Business Australia
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Published: Wednesday 5 May 2021
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The objective of the audit was to examine whether the design and early delivery of the Australian Government's $443.3 million partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been effective.

Entity
Great Barrier Reef Foundation
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Published: Monday 12 April 2021
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The audit objective was to examine whether the Department of Defence implemented a selection of agreed parliamentary committee recommendations and ANAO performance audit recommendations.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Monday 29 March 2021
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The objective of this audit was to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority’s administration of parliamentary expenses.

Entity
Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority
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Published: Friday 19 March 2021
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of cyber security risk mitigation strategies implemented by selected non-corporate Commonwealth entities to meet mandatory requirements under the Protective Security Policy Framework, and the support provided by the responsible cyber policy and operational entities.

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Thursday 18 March 2021
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The objective was to examine whether the award of funding under the Supporting Reliable Energy Infrastructure Program was informed by an appropriate assessment process and sound advice that complied with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines.

Entity
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
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Published: Tuesday 9 March 2021
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The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs' (DVA's) planning and management of the Veteran Centric Reform (VCR) program.

Entity
Department of Veterans' Affairs
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Published: Monday 22 February 2021
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The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Library of Australia and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have implemented effective collection management practices.

Entity
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications; National Film and Sound Archive; National Library of Australia
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Published: Friday 22 January 2021
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the administration of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC).

Entity
National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation
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Published: Monday 18 January 2021
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The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is effectively managing the Search and Rescue Aircraft contract.

Entity
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
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Published: Thursday 14 January 2021
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This edition of Audit Insights summarises key messages for all Australian Government entities from a series of recent Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) performance audits assessing the planning and implementation of regulation activities. It discusses the importance of using available data and intelligence information to develop and execute risk-based regulatory activities targeted in proportion to the impacts of non-compliance.

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Published: Thursday 17 December 2020
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The audit’s objective was to assess the effectiveness of the selection, contracting and ongoing management of investments by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the extent to which the CEFC is meeting its legislated objective.

Entity
Clean Energy Finance Corporation
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Published: Thursday 17 December 2020
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This report complements the Interim Report on Key Financial Controls of Major Entities financial statement audit report published in May 2020. 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 2020.

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Published: Monday 14 December 2020
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The objective of the audit was to assess whether the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has effectively managed risks related to the rapid implementation of COVID-19 economic response measures.

Entity
Australian Taxation Office
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Published: Thursday 10 December 2020
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The objective of the audit was to assess whether Services Australia had effectively managed risks related to the rapid preparation for and delivery of COVID-19 economic response measures.

Entity
Services Australia
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Published: Thursday 10 December 2020
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The audit examined whether the COVID-19 National Medical Stockpile (NMS) procurement requirement was met through effective planning and governance arrangements.

Entity
Department of Health; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
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Published: Monday 7 December 2020
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The objective of the audit was to examine the Department of Defence’s (Defence's) implementation of agreed recommendations made in Auditor-General Report No. 38 of 2017–18 Mitigating Insider Threats through Personnel Security and the related report provided to ministers under section 37(5) of the Auditor-General Act 1997, and by the Parliament’s Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) in Report 479 of 2019 Australian Government Security Arrangements.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Tuesday 1 December 2020
Published

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the management of the Australian Public Service (APS) workforce in implementing the Australian Government’s COVID-19 priorities.

Entity
Australian Public Service Commission; Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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Published: Monday 30 November 2020
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The objective of this report was to provide the Auditor-General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected major projects. The status of the selected major projects is reported in the Statement by the Secretary of Defence and the Project Data Summary Sheets (PDSSs) prepared by Defence. Assurance from the ANAO’s review is conveyed in the Independent Assurance Report by the Auditor-General.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Thursday 26 November 2020
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness and value for money to date of the Department of Defence’s acquisition of combat reconnaissance vehicles under project Land 400 Phase 2.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Monday 23 November 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Health’s approach to health provider compliance.

Entity
Department of Health
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Published: Thursday 19 November 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is effectively preparing for the 2021 Census.

Entity
Australian Bureau of Statistics
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Published: Monday 16 November 2020
Published

The Auditor-General undertook a limited assurance review of the Department of Finance’s reporting and administration of the Advances to the Finance Minister (AFM) for the Period 26 September 2020 to 30 October 2020.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Wednesday 11 November 2020
Published

This edition of Audit Insights summarises key messages from a series of ANAO performance audits assessing performance evaluation frameworks and success measures. It discusses the importance of both in keeping entities accountable and their performance transparent.

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Published: Thursday 29 October 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Disability Insurance Agency has appropriate controls to ensure supports in participant plans are ‘reasonable and necessary’.

Entity
National Disability Insurance Agency
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Published: Monday 19 October 2020
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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.

The 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 reports 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 ANAO Quality Assurance Framework and Plan 2019–20.

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Published: Thursday 15 October 2020
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The Auditor-General undertook a limited assurance review of the Department of Finance’s reporting and administration of the Advances to the Finance Minister (AFM) for the Period 29 August 2020 to 25 September 2020.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Monday 12 October 2020
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness to date of the Department of Defence’s procurement and contract management of the Offshore Patrol Vessel program.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Monday 28 September 2020
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The ANAO conducted separate audits of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Children and Schooling program and the Safety and Wellbeing program, the findings and conclusions of which are presented in this report. The objective of the audits was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s and the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s administration of the IAS Children and Schooling and the Safety and Wellbeing programs.

Entity
National Indigenous Australians Agency
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Published: Monday 28 September 2020
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This annual report documents the performance of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) in the financial year ended 30 June 2020. 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 2019–20 and the ANAO Corporate Plan 2019–20; and annual reporting requirements set out in other relevant legislation.

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Published: Thursday 24 September 2020
Published

The audit objective was to assess whether Services Australia appropriately managed risks to operating the current welfare payment system and appropriately prepared to transition to the future system.

Entity
Services Australia
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Published: Monday 21 September 2020
Published

The objective of this audit was to examine whether the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications exercised appropriate due diligence in its acquisition of the ‘Leppington Triangle’ land for the future development of the Western Sydney Airport.

Entity
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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Published: Thursday 17 September 2020
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The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Electoral Commission’s management of financial disclosures required under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, including the extent to which the AEC is achieving accurate and complete financial disclosures.

Entity
Australian Electoral Commission
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Published: Monday 14 September 2020
Published

The Auditor-General undertook a limited assurance review of the Department of Finance’s reporting and administration of the Advances to the Finance Minister (AFM) for the Period 1 August 2020 to 28 August 2020.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Thursday 10 September 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s design process and implementation to date of the Defence Export Strategy.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Thursday 3 September 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Energy Regulator’s regulation of energy markets.

Entity
Australian Energy Regulator
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Published: Monday 31 August 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the extent to which entities’ establishment and use of ICT related procurement panels and arrangements supported the achievement of value for money outcomes.

Entity
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Published: Thursday 13 August 2020
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The Auditor-General undertook a limited assurance review of the Department of Finance’s reporting and administration of the Advances to the Finance Minister (AFM) for the Period 27 June 2020 to 31 July 2020.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Thursday 16 July 2020
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The objective of the audit was to examine whether strategic water procurements by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment were conducted consistent with government policy, were supported by appropriate program design, were planned and executed appropriately, and achieved value for money.

Entity
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
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Published: Wednesday 8 July 2020
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The Auditor-General undertook a limited assurance review of the Department of Finance’s reporting and administration of the Advances to the Finance Minister (AFM) for the Period 30 May 2020 to 26 June 2020.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Friday 3 July 2020
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The ANAO Corporate Plan 2020–21 is the ANAO's key strategic planning document. It guides our operating environment and sets out how we will deliver on our purpose. 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 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.

The Quality Assurance Plan component of this document identifies the key activities that the ANAO conducts to provide the Auditor-General with comfort that the controls established within the Quality Assurance Framework are implemented and operating effectively.

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Published: Wednesday 1 July 2020
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The corporate plan is the ANAO’s primary planning document. Our strategic planning process allows us to continually improve practices and capabilities to demonstrate value in the delivery of services 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: Monday 29 June 2020
Published

This edition of Audit Insights summarises key messages from Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) performance audits about the management of conflicts of interest by Australian Government entities in relation to procurement activity and grants programs.

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Published: Friday 26 June 2020
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The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Attorney-General’s Department’s implementation of the recommendations from Auditor-General Report No.27 of 2017–18, Management of the Australian Government’s Register of Lobbyists.

Entity
Attorney-General's Department
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Published: Thursday 25 June 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s administration of referrals, assessments and approvals of controlled actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Entity
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
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Published: Thursday 25 June 2020
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The audit objective was to examine whether selected entities in the Health and Education portfolios implemented the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit and other parliamentary inquiry report recommendations and agreed ANAO performance audit recommendations.

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Wednesday 24 June 2020
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Social Services’ arrangements for managing Disability Employment Services provider agreements.

Entity
Department of Social Services
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Published: Wednesday 24 June 2020
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This edition of audit insights outlines key messages from a series of performance audits which examined the effectiveness of fraud control arrangements in three Australian Government departments. In addition to assessing compliance with the mandatory requirements of the 2017 Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework, the audits examined the application of the government’s better practice fraud guidance, and steps taken by the entities to promote a fraud aware culture. The key messages may be relevant for the operations of other Commonwealth entities, as fraud control is a key responsibility in Australian Government administration.

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Published: Tuesday 23 June 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Social Services' fraud control arrangements.

Entity
Department of Social Services
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Published: Monday 22 June 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Home Affairs' fraud control arrangements.

Entity
Department of Home Affairs
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Published: Friday 19 June 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's fraud control arrangements.

Entity
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Published: Wednesday 17 June 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the design and establishment of the Regional Investment Corporation.

Entity
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Published: Thursday 11 June 2020
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The Auditor-General undertook a limited assurance review of the Department of Finance’s reporting and administration of the Advances to the Finance Minister (AFM) for the period 25 April 2020 to 29 May 2020.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Thursday 4 June 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) designed and is implementing its property investment strategy in a way that is delivering the intended benefits, and how any lessons learned are being reflected in a new strategy that is being developed.

Entity
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
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Published: Thursday 28 May 2020
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This report focuses on the results of the interim financial statements audits, including an assessment of entities’ key internal controls, supporting the 2019–20 financial statements audits. This report examines 24 entities, including all departments of state and a number of major Australian government entities. The entities included in the report are selected on the basis of their contribution to the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of the 2018–19 Consolidated Financial Statements (CFS). Significant and moderate findings arising from the interim audits are reported to the responsible Minister(s), and all findings are reported to those charged with governance of each entity.

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Published: Thursday 28 May 2020
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The audit objective was to assess whether the Department of Homes Affairs has appropriately managed the procurement of garrison support and welfare services for offshore processing centres in Nauru and PNG (Manus Island).

Entity
Department of Home Affairs
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Published: Thursday 7 May 2020
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The Auditor-General undertook a limited assurance review of the Department of Finance’s reporting and administration of the Advances to the Finance Minister (AFM) for the Period 1 July 2019 to 24 April 2020.

Entity
Department of Finance
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Published: Thursday 30 April 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of grant program management by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Entity
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
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Published: Thursday 23 April 2020
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The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the administration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation targets in intergovernmental funding agreements in achieving policy objectives.

Entity
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications; National Indigenous Australians Agency
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Published: Thursday 16 April 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s (TEQSA’s) regulation of higher education.

Entity
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
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Published: Thursday 16 April 2020
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The objective of this audit was to examine the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) achievement of value for money objectives in the delivery of Official Development Assistance (aid) through facility arrangements.

Entity
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
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Published: Thursday 16 April 2020
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This edition of audit insights outlines key messages from Auditor-General reports which have examined the rapid implementation of government initiatives. The focus is on key lessons learned from audits of past activities, which are likely to have wider applicability to the Australian Public Service as it supports the national COVID-19 pandemic response. Topics covered include risk management, governance, resource mobilisation, accountability and program oversight in the context of rapid implementation.

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Published: Thursday 9 April 2020
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The objective of the audit was to assess whether Defence Housing Australia administers its functions efficiently and effectively, and in accordance with the Government Business Enterprise guidelines.

Entity
Defence Housing Australia; Department of Defence; Department of Finance
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Published: Thursday 2 April 2020
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The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of bilateral agreement arrangements between Services Australia and other entities.

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Tuesday 31 March 2020
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The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s (ACNC’s) regulation of charities.

Entity
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission; Australian Taxation Office
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Published: Monday 30 March 2020
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The audit objective was to examine the efficiency of the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions' (CDPP's) case management.

Entity
Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
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Published: Wednesday 11 March 2020
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This information report seeks to provide greater transparency on procurement activity in the Australian public sector. This information report is neither an audit nor an assurance review and presents no conclusions or opinions. The report is presented in a variety of ways, including tables and figures, publicly available data from public sector procurement activity recorded in AusTender.

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Thursday 27 February 2020
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The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of spectrum reallocation to support the deployment of 5G services.

Entity
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications; Australian Communications and Media Authority
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Published: Thursday 20 February 2020
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the administration of the mandatory minimum requirements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in major government procurements in achieving policy objectives. 

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Tuesday 28 January 2020
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The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Department of Defence's management of its public communications and media activities.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Wednesday 15 January 2020
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The objective of the audit was to assess whether the award of funding under the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program was informed by an appropriate assessment process and sound advice.

Entity
Australian Sports Commission
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Published: Tuesday 14 January 2020
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The audit objective was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Defence's administration of the Future Submarine Program to date.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Wednesday 18 December 2019
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The audit assessed the effectiveness of the rural research and development corporations’ management of probity.

Entity
Across Entities
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Published: Tuesday 17 December 2019
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This report complements the Interim Report on Key Financial Controls of Major Entities financial statement audit report published in June 2019. 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 2019.

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Published: Monday 16 December 2019
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The objective of this report is to provide the Auditor-General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected major projects. The status of the selected major projects is reported in the Statement by the Secretary of Defence and the Project Data Summary Sheets (PDSSs) prepared by Defence. Assurance from the ANAO’s review is conveyed in the Independent Assurance Report by the Auditor-General.

Entity
Department of Defence
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Published: Monday 16 December 2019
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The objective of the audit was to assess the Australian Taxation Office's effectiveness in meeting its revenue and resourcing commitments for the Tax Avoidance Taskforce.

Entity
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
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Published: Thursday 12 December 2019
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The objective of this audit was to examine whether the Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) is being delivered effectively. 

Entity
Department of Home Affairs
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Published: Wednesday 4 December 2019
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The objective of the audit was to examine whether WSA Co Limited’s procurement framework and procurement activities are achieving value for money.

Entity
WSA Co Limited
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Published: Thursday 28 November 2019
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The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of NBN Co’s service continuity operations relating to the migration of telecommunication services to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Entity
NBN Co Limited
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Published: Wednesday 27 November 2019
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The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the design and implementation of the clear read principle under the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework.

Entity
Across Entities
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