The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Department of Defence’s (Defence’s) management of its public communications and media activities.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether Defence has:

  • established clear objectives and guidance for its public communications and media activities; 
  • established governance arrangements that provide assurance that all public communications and media activities are approved and appropriate; and
  • implemented fit-for-purpose arrangements for monitoring and reporting on public communications and media activities including against planned outcomes, budget and policy settings.