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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 objective of this audit is to assess whether Human Services has an effective high-level enforcement and compliance strategy for administered payments made under the Centrelink and Medicare programs.
An audit of the design of the partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is included in the ANAO’s annual audit work program. The ANAO expects to conduct an audit of the design of the partnership later in 2018–19, as the grant agreement includes key program design milestones for the foundation to meet in the period between 31 August and 24 December 2018.
There has been Parliamentary and public interest in the processes that led to the decision to offer a $443.3 million grant to the foundation. This interest was reflected in requests to the Auditor-General from the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee and the Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy that priority be given to a performance audit of the partnership. Accordingly, the objective of this audit is to assess whether the award of a $443.3 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was informed by appropriate departmental advice and sound processes that complied with the grants administration framework.
The objective of this audit is to examine the administration of the support arrangements that are designed to ensure that the Cape class patrol boats are achieving contracted availability and performance requirements.
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 the extent to which the Department of Human Services’ (Human Services) has implemented the recommendations made by the ANAO in ANAO Report No.37 of 2014–15 Management of Smart Centres’ Centrelink telephone services; as well as Human Services’ performance against call wait time and call blocking metrics.