The objective of this audit is to examine whether COVID-19 procurements to increase the National Medical Stockpile (NMS) were consistent with the proper use and management of public resources and whether COVID-19 deployments of the NMS were effective.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine:

  • Were the COVID-19 NMS procurements consistent with the proper use and management of public resources?
  • Was Health’s deployment of the NMS during the COVID-19 response effective?