The objective of this audit is to examine whether selected regulatory entities effectively apply the cost recovery principles of the Australian Government’s cost recovery framework. The selected regulatory entities are the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, and the Department of Health (Therapeutic Goods Administration).

Audit criteria

  • Whether the cost recovery arrangements for the food export program of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are efficient and effective, whether they are transparent and promote accountability; and if stakeholders are engaged effectively.
  • Whether the cost recovery arrangements in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s ship and seafarer safety, environmental protection, navigation infrastructure and marine services activities are efficient and effective; whether they are transparent and promote accountability; and if stakeholders are engaged effectively.
  • Whether the cost recovery arrangements for the Therapeutic Goods Administration of the Department of Health are efficient and effective; whether they are transparent and promote accountability; and if stakeholders are engaged effectively.