The audit reviewed the Commonwealth management and regulation of plasma fractionation. The audit objectives were to:

  • assess the administrative and financial effectiveness of the Department of Health and Aged Care's contract management of the PFA;
  • assess whether the TGA's implementation of post sale regulatory arrangements adequately protects the community's interests; and
  • assess the extent to which agencies have implemented the recommendations made in Audit Report No.14 1995-96 concerning funding of plasma products and regulation of plasma products manufactured under the PFA.