The audit objective is to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Health's design, implementation and administration of primary healthcare under the Indigenous Australians' Health Program (IAHP).

Audit criteria

  • Did the Department of Health (the Department) design the Indigenous Australians' Health Program (IAHP) primary healthcare components consistent with the Government's objectives in establishing the IAHP?
  • Has the implementation of the IAHP primary healthcare components been supported through effective coordination with key Government and non-Government stakeholders?
  • Has the Department's approach to assessing primary healthcare funding applications and negotiating funding agreements been consistent with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines?
  • Has the Department implemented a performance framework that supports effective management of individual primary healthcare grants and enables ongoing assessment of program performance and progress towards outcomes?

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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.

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We anticipate accepting contributions to this audit until Monday, January 15, 2018.

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