Australian National Audit Office

Owning Institution
Government of Australia

Research report

19 Oct 2016

Audit approach

The objectives of the audit were to:

assess the effectiveness of the ongoing administration of the Australian Government’s campaign advertising framework; and assess the effectiveness of the selected entities’ administration in developing advertising campaigns and implementing key processes against the...

Research report

20 Sep 2016

The Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit Programme is a competitive grants programme administered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The programme implements a 2013 federal election commitment from the then Opposition, and was initially funded for $100 million over four years...

Annual Report

14 Sep 2016

This annual report documents the performance of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) in the financial year ending 30 June 2016. It addresses all applicable obligations under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and the Auditor-General Act 1997 , the performance measures set...

Research report

13 Sep 2016

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) management of procurement activity for garrison support and welfare services at the offshore processing centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea (Manus Island) has fallen well short of effective procurement practice. This audit has identified serious and...

Research report

12 Sep 2016


The Government established the Carbon Farming Initiative in September 2011 under which entities associated with the agricultural, forestry and legacy waste (landfill) emissions sectors of the economy could register projects and earn credits for every tonne of carbon abated. In November 2014,...

Research report

1 Sep 2016

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s administration of health services in onshore immigration detention. To form a conclusion against this objective, the ANAO adopted the following high-level...

Research report

31 Aug 2016

This audit examined the credit card policies and procedures, training activities, and monitoring and control arrangements of the Australian Public Service Commission, the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

For the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability...

Research report

5 May 2016

In June 2014, the Australian National Audit Office tabled in Parliament ANAO Audit Report No.50 2013–14, Cyber Attacks: Securing Agencies’ ICT Systems . The report examined implementation of the mandatory strategies in the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM).

The Joint Committee of Public...

Research report

4 May 2016

This audit assessed the effectiveness of selected departments’ implementation of the Deregulation Agenda: Cutting Red Tape initiatives.


The incoming Government’s Deregulation Agenda included an annual net reduction target of at least $1 billion in red tape, and on taking office in...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s management of the Mulwala Redevelopment Project. The audit focused primarily on the progress of the project, including its cost and schedule performance, and Defence’s management of risks and issues.

The Mulwala Facility is the...

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