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This audit would examine the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s (Austrade’s) response to increased government priorities for the promotion, attraction and facilitation of productive foreign direct investment into Australia.
Austrade is responsible for identifying international business opportunities for Australian businesses and institutions in order to expand trade and bilateral relations, and facilitating business relationships between Australian suppliers and international investors and companies. In 2016, the Australian Trade Commission Act 1985 was amended to reflect the increased emphasis the Government is placing on attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment, and the role that Austrade plays in achieving policy outcomes.
The audit objective was to assess whether the Australian Electoral Commission appropriately established and managed the contracts for the transportation of completed ballot papers and the Senate scanning solution for the 2016 Federal Election.
The objective of the audit was to assess whether the contractual arrangements that have been put in place for the delivery of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal (MIT) will provide value for money and achieve the Australian Government’s policy objectives for the project.
The objective of this audit was to examine whether the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post) is meetings its Community Service and International obligations efficiently and the effectiveness of Commonwealth shareholders in monitoring value for money.
The Auditor-General undertook a limited assurance engagement of the Department of Finance’s management of the lease between the Commonwealth of Australia and the New South Wales Rifle Association over the Malabar Headland. The limited assurance engagement examined whether the management was, in all material respects, in accordance with the Commonwealth Property Management Framework.