This audit would examine the effectiveness of the Department of Home Affairs’ management of its public communications and media activities.

High-level criteria would address whether the department has established clear objectives and guidance for its public communications and media activities; that governance arrangements provide assurance that public communications and media activities are approved and appropriate; and that there are fit-for-purpose arrangements in place for monitoring and reporting, including against planned outcomes, budget and policy settings. Audit criteria would be based on those used in in Auditor-General Report No. 24 2019–20 Defence’s Management of its Public Communications and Media Activities.