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The four parliamentary departments support the function of the Parliament and the work of parliamentarians. Key roles include providing services to support the operations of the House of Representatives, the Senate and their committees; independent analysis of budget proposals and fiscal policy; and maintenance services for Parliament House.
Read an overview of the Parliamentary departments portfolio including details of key activities, expenses and staffing levels. The audit focus section outlines the influences on the ANAO’s allocation of financial audit resources and the selection of performance audit topics and other activities. Also included is a list of material and non-material entities within the portfolio with their corresponding risk profile and key risks. Any risks that are considered key audit matters (KAMs) by the ANAO are separately identified.
This assurance review would examine whether the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) has effectively planned and delivered security works at Parliament House, with appropriate consideration of costs, benefits and the design integrity of the building.
In June 2017, DPS commenced a program of works to the perimeter of Parliament House to enhance the security of building occupants and the hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) publishes two reports annually addressing the outcomes of the financial statement audits of Australian government entities and the Consolidated Financial Statements (CFS) of the Australian Government, to provide the Parliament of Australia with an independent examination of the financial accounting and reporting of public sector entities. This report will focus on the results of the interim audit phase, including an assessment of entities’ key internal controls, of the 2018–19 financial statements audits of a range of entities including all departments of state and a number of major Australian government entities.