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?