The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the evaluation of selected Australian Government pilot programs.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine:

  • Do selected entities have governance arrangements to support effective program evaluation?
  • Was the evaluation approach for the selected pilot programs robust?
  • Was pilot program reporting and advice to government appropriate?

Pilot programs

The pilot programs selected for audit are:

Department of Health and Aged Care

  • Commercial Kava pilot program
  • Take Home Naloxone pilot program

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

  • Wellbeing and Support Program
  • Pilot of Non-Liability Rehabilitation

Department of Home Affairs

  • Skilled Refugee Labour Agreement pilot program

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. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your contribution if you provide a valid email address.

We anticipate accepting contributions to this audit until Wednesday 31 January 2024.

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Work program portfolios

This in-progress Performance audit is featured in 4 annual audit work program portfolios: