The objective of this audit is to assess whether the award of funding under the Supporting Reliable Energy Infrastructure Program was informed by an appropriate assessment process and sound advice that complied with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine if the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has:

  • established key program arrangements that are consistent with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines?
  • assessed grant applications in accordance with the program guidelines?
  • provided appropriate advice to inform decision-making?