The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Phoenix Taskforce to combat illegal phoenix activities.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether the Phoenix Taskforce has:

  • effective governance arrangements?
  • developed and implemented effective strategies and processes to combat illegal phoenix activities?
  • performance measurement arrangements that enable it to assess effectiveness?


  • Australian Border Force;
  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission;
  • Australian Taxation Office;
  • Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission Entity;
  • Department of Home Affairs;
  • Department of Jobs and Small Business; and
  • Department of the Treasury