The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s design process and implementation to date of the Defence Export Strategy.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether the Department of Defence:

  • helped inform the design of the export strategy with sound and timely policy advice;
  • has established appropriate planning and governance arrangements to support implementation of the strategy;
  • has delivered the phase one and two initiatives set out in the strategy on time and on budget; and 
  • has established effective arrangements to monitor and report on the implementation of the initiatives under the strategy and achievement of defined objectives.