The objective of this audit is to assess the extent to which the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Agriculture) has addressed the recommendations from ANAO Audit Report No. 46 of 2011–12, Administration of the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS).

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether Agriculture has:

  • effective arrangements for recording, monitoring and reporting scientific surveillance activity;
  • reliable border operation data to inform border management decisions and measure performance; and
  • a robust performance measurement and reporting framework to assess the effectiveness of Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS).