Auditing

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22 Nov 2017

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the ATO’s processes for estimating and monitoring the costs, savings and benefits associated with the Reinventing the ATO program. The audit criteria were that:

sound processes were in place for estimating the potential costs, savings...

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31 Oct 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the transition of the Remote Jobs and Communities Program to the Community Development Programme including whether the Community Development Programme was well designed and administered effectively and efficiently....

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18 Oct 2017

Demand for surgery is rising in response to a growing and ageing population. Health services need to run their operating theatres as efficiently as possible if they are to meet this rising demand, and reduce waiting lists, with their current resources. They also need to...

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28 Sep 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of the audit was to examine whether the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post) is meeting its obligations efficiently and the effectiveness of Commonwealth shareholders in monitoring value for money. To form a conclusion against the audit objective,...

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27 Sep 2017

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the design process and monitoring arrangements for the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) by the relevant entities.

To form a conclusion against this objective, the ANAO adopted three high-level criteria:

Was...

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21 Sep 2017

Businesses and other organisations are managing their greenhouse gas emissions to position themselves for growth and competitiveness in a lower-emissions future. Businesses are also choosing to go one step further and demonstrate leadership and corporate responsibility by becoming carbon neutral. Carbon neutral means reducing emissions...

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21 Sep 2017

Businesses and organisations are managing their greenhouse gas emissions to position themselves for growth and competitiveness in a lower-emissions future. Businesses are also choosing to go one step further and demonstrate leadership and corporate responsibility by becoming carbon neutral. Carbon neutral means reducing emissions where...

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19 Sep 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of entities’ implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 .

To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO adopted the following high level criteria:

the Office of the...

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22 Aug 2017

The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Grants Program is being administered efficiently by the Australia Council in relation to suitable comparators. To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the following high level criteria were adopted:

How do the costs...

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15 Aug 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess how effectively selected public sector entities manage risk. To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO adopted the following high-level audit criteria:

the selected entities’ risk management policies and frameworks meet the requirements of...

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8 Aug 2017

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of measures taken to strengthen the protection of Australia’s posts and staff overseas.

To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO assessed whether:

a robust security framework that articulates an appropriate...

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12 Jul 2017

This audit assessed whether the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) supports good governance in Indigenous corporations consistent with the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI).

To form a conclusion on the audit objective, the ANAO adopted the following...

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12 Jul 2017

The audit objective was to assess whether Employment effectively designed and monitors the progress of the jobactive program. To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) adopted the following high-level criteria:

the jobactive program was designed to support...

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10 Jul 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s arrangements for the preparation and reporting of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions estimates and projections. To form a conclusion against this objective, the ANAO adopted the following high-level...

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29 Jun 2017

Audit objective and criteria

On 13 October 2016, the legislation for the National Cancer Screening Register passed in the Senate, with an accompanying resolution requesting that the Auditor-General conduct an audit of the procurement process. 2

The audit objective was to assess...

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27 Jun 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Human Services’ implementation of myGov as at November 2016. To form a conclusion against this objective, the ANAO adopted the following high level audit criteria:...

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22 Jun 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of Health’s strategies for managing a communicable disease emergency.

To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO adopted the following high level criteria:

Health has...

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20 Jun 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance of the Northern Land Council in fulfilling its responsibilities and obligations under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 , Native Title Act 1993 and Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act...

Working paper

1 Jun 2017

This paper presents the findings of two Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) that were conducted in collaboration with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The first trial tests the effect of changes to letters (timing, social norms, colour, and provision of information about charitable donations) on response...

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24 May 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. It entails considerable investment.

ICT strategic planning plays a critical role in managing ICT investments and aligning ICT activities with strategic goals and objectives.

This...