This audit would assess the effectiveness of the Department of Finance’s and selected entities’ implementation of the Australian Government’s campaign advertising framework.

Successive Australian governments have maintained a framework to regulate the use of campaign advertising by selected government entities. The overarching aim of the framework introduced in 2008 is to provide the Parliament and the community with confidence that public funds are used to meet the genuine information needs of the community. The Australian Government periodically issues guidance for entities undertaking information and campaign advertising. The latest update to the Australian Government Guidelines on Information and Advertising Campaigns by non-corporate Commonwealth entities was released in December 2022.

Work program portfolios

This potential Performance audit is featured in 2 annual audit work program portfolios: