The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the coordination arrangements of Australian Government entities operating in the Torres Strait.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether:

  • Australian Government entities operating in the Torres Strait have appropriate governance arrangements to support the coordination of their activities; and
  • the coordination arrangements are effective in supporting Australian Government activities in the Torres Strait.

Audited entities

  • Australian Fisheries Management Authority
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Torres Strait Regional Authority


During the month of May 2018, a notice was placed on council bulletin boards throughout the Torres Strait region to solicit community input. You can download a PDF version of this notice. If you are having any issues accessing this PDF document, please submit a contribution using the facility below, including your contact details, and a member of the audit team will contact you.

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 30 September 2018.

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