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The objective of this audit is to assess the extent to which the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Agriculture) has addressed the recommendations from ANAO Audit Report No. 46 of 2011–12, Administration of the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS).
The objective of this audit is to examine whether selected regulatory entities effectively apply the cost recovery principles of the Australian Government’s cost recovery framework. The selected regulatory entities are the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, and the Department of Health (Therapeutic Goods Administration).
The audit would examine the management of probity by rural research and development corporations established by the Commonwealth.
The five corporate Commonwealth entities that enable the Australian Government to co-invest with industry in research and development are the:
Cotton Research and Development Corporation;
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation;
Grains Research and Development Corporation;
AgriFutures Australia; and
Total funding provided to rural research and development corporations by the Australian Government in 2016–17 was $126 million, which was supplemented by co-investment of $175 million from levies. Effective governance arrangements are critical to supporting the proper use of funds and providing the benefits of research and development investment. The audit would focus on the effectiveness of probity arrangements, including the management of conflicts of interest and fraud control.
The objective of the audit was to examine the implementation of the annual performance statements requirements under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework.
The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s (APVMA’s) implementation of reforms to agvet regulation and the extent to which the authority has achieved operational efficiencies and reduced the cost burden on regulated entities.