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.
     

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 28 July 2019.

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