The objective of the audit is to continue to examine the progress of the implementation of the annual performance statements requirements under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule) by selected entities.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether:

  • entities complied with the requirements of the PGPA Act and PGPA Rule and, in doing so, met the objects of the PGPA Act;
  • the performance criteria presented in the selected entities’ budget statements, corporate plans and performance statements were appropriate;
  • entities had effective supporting frameworks to develop, gather, assess, monitor, assure and report performance information; and
  • the results reported by the selected entities against the performance criteria in the performance statements were accurate, and supported by appropriate records.


  • Attorney-General's Department
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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

The confidentiality of your contribution is protected by law. Information you provide can only be disclosed for defined purposes (see Sections 36 and 37 of the Auditor-General Act 1997). In addition, any personal information gathered by the ANAO is also subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1998 (see our privacy page).

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 Tuesday 31 July 2018.

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