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The objective of this report will be to provide the Auditor-General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected major projects. The status of the selected major projects will be 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 will be conveyed in the Independent Assurance Report by the Auditor-General.
The objective of the audit is to assess whether Defence Housing Australia (DHA) administers its functions efficiently and effectively, and in accordance with the Government Business Enterprise guidelines.
The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the administration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment targets in government procurement contracts and intergovernmental funding agreements in achieving policy objectives.
The objective of this audit is to examine the effectiveness of Defence’s administration of the Future Submarine program to date. The deliverables under the program include the design and construction of 12 diesel-electric submarines, and the development and acquisition of the submarines’ support systems for the Royal Australian Navy at a cost of over $50 billion. On 11 February 2019 the Commonwealth signed a Strategic Partnering Agreement with Naval Group which sets out the principles of cooperation for the Future Submarine program.
This is the third in a series of audits of the Future Submarine program. The first audit in this series, Auditor-General Report No. 48 of 2016–17 Future Submarine—Competitive Evaluation Process, reviewed the competitive evaluation process used to select a partner for the design of the submarine. The Future Submarine program was also considered in the context of Auditor-General Report No. 39 of 2017–18 Naval Construction Programs—Mobilisation.
The objective of the audit is to examine the effectiveness of Defence’s quarterly performance report as a mechanism to inform senior stakeholders about risks and issues in the delivery of capability to the Australian Defence Force.