The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the administration of the mandatory minimum requirements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in major government procurements in achieving policy objectives. 

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether:

  • mandatory minimum requirements have been designed to achieve the Government’s policy objectives;
  • mandatory minimum requirements are being implemented and monitored effectively;
  • entities are complying with the mandatory minimum requirements in major procurements; and 
  • entities are complying with the mandatory minimum requirements in managing contracts.


The entities selected for audit are:

  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
  • National Indigenous Australians Agency

Contribute to this audit

The ANAO welcomes members of the public contributing information for consideration when conducting performance audits. Performance audits involve the independent and objective assessment of the administration of an entity or body’s programs, policies, projects or activities. They also examine how well administrative support systems operate.

The ANAO does not have a role in commenting on the merits of government policy but focuses on assessing the efficient and effective implementation of government programs, including the achievement of their intended benefits.

The audit you have selected is currently collecting audit evidence and is seeking input from members of the public. We particularly value information that deals with significant matters or insights into the administration of the subject of this audit. Information can be submitted either by uploading a file, or by entering your information into the comments box below.

While your contribution will be considered, and handled with care, you will not automatically receive feedback about your contribution. However, if you provide your contact details, you may be contacted regarding your contribution.

Please note that contributions are intermittently monitored. We aim to consider all contributions within 14 days of receipt.

We anticipate accepting contributions to this audit until Sunday 29 September 2019.

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