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This audit would examine the Department of Communications and the Arts and NBN Co Limited’s management of the migration of existing fixed-line telephone services to the national broadband network.
As the national broadband network is rolled out, there is an 18-month migration window that starts when NBN Co Limited declares a region ‘ready for service’. During the migration window, all voice, broadband and other services that operate on Telstra’s local access networks are to be migrated to services provided by NBN Co Limited. At the end of the migration window, the network service provider is required to disconnect all services on its local access networks. In 2017, there was an increase in complaints received by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman regarding national broadband network migration issues and connection speeds. This potential audit is one of a series of audits of NBN Co Limited and forms part of a performance audit strategy to be delivered over several years. As the migration process is substantial in scale and timeframes, the exact scope of this audit would be clarified closer to the point of commencement.
NBN Co Limited is a government business enterprise. The ANAO can conduct performance audits of government business enterprises where requested by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.
This audit would examine whether WSA Co Limited’s procurement framework and procurement activities are achieving value for money.
WSA Co Limited was established in August 2017 as a government business enterprise to develop and operate Western Sydney Airport. It has already released tenders for enabling works, including geotechnical investigation and land survey services. The company will undertake further procurement of enabling activities in 2017 and early 2018 for remediation of contamination and initial bulk earthworks.
WSA Co Limited is a government business enterprise. The ANAO can conduct performance audits of government business enterprises where requested by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.
The objective of the audit was to continue to examine the progress of the implementation of the annual performance statements requirements under the PGPA Act and the PGPA Rule by the selected entities. The audit was also designed to:
provide insights to entities more broadly, to encourage improved performance; and
continue the development of the ANAO’s methodology to support the possible future implementation of annual audits of performance statements.
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.