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.


The entities covered by this interim report are:

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Department of Communications and the Arts
    • Australian Postal Corporation
    • NBN Co Limited
  • Department of Defence
    • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of the Environment and Energy
  • Department of Finance
    • Future Fund Management Agency and the Board of Guardians
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
  • Department of Jobs and Small Business
  • Department of Parliamentary Services
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Department of Social Services
    • Department of Human Services
    • National Disability Insurance Agency
  • Department of the Treasury
    • Australian Office of Financial Management
    • Australian Taxation Office
    • Reserve Bank of Australia