The Australian National Audit Office and the ACT Audit Office, sponsored by the Australasian Council of Auditors-General (ACAG), hosted IMPACT 2023, the International Meeting of Performance Audit Critical Thinkers. The meeting was held 19–20 April 2023 in Canberra, Australia.


The presentation slides that have been made available can be downloaded at Related documents on this page.

Conference information (historical)

About IMPACT 2023

The overarching theme of IMPACT 2023 will be The Auditor of the Future with two sub themes: technology as a tool; and technology and the impact on the auditor. What are the top challenges faced by audit institutions as they adapt to this new technology-driven future? How can audit institutions make better use of big data, analytics, and artificial intelligence in its work? The conference will aim to explore the exponential rate at which technology is developing and its effect on the future of audit.

Another emerging area of focus is ethics in the delivery of government programs. Greater scrutiny of ethical frameworks looks beyond technical compliance and towards operating within the intent of established rules and frameworks, alongside community expectations of integrity.

We have an exciting two-day conference program featuring insights from audit experts and leaders of the Australian public sector as well as engaging keynote speakers. This includes special guest speaker, Li Cunxin, renowned dancer, artistic director, known for his bestselling autobiographical novel “Mao’s Last Dancer”. 

Who should attend?

Past events have attracted delegates from Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region, including:

  • performance auditors
  • public servants interested in improvement and evaluation
  • evaluators
  • evidence-based policy practitioners
  • professionals in integrity organisations
  • anyone interested in the role of external audit in democracies

View the program overview  


19 / 20 April 2023
The Hotel Realm 
The National Ballroom
18 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We very much look forward to seeing you in Canberra!