This audit would assess the effectiveness of the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) in planning to maintain and support the operation of Parliament in the face of disruptions.

Throughout 2017–18, DPS progressed the upgrade and implementation of its business continuity management framework. Incidents in 2017–18, including IT outages and consequential communications with stakeholders, tested the ability of Parliament to continue to operate effectively despite disruption. Key aspects of this audit include consideration of initiatives to build cohesion, engagement and increased efficiencies between parliamentary departments, as well as the fitness for purpose of the IT network across Parliament House, including cyber security.