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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.

Entity
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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Across Entities
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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.

 

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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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Across Entities
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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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Across Entities
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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.

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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
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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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