Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

Owning Institution:

Inquiry based on Auditor-General's report No. 19 (2017-18)

This inquiry will examine government expenditure on consultants and other issues raised by a recent Australian National Audit Office seeking to provide greater transparency on procurement activity.

Report 467: Cybersecurity compliance

As technology evolves, more and more government services are being delivered online. New technology can deliver efficiencies to services and products, but it also carries new and significant risks. With increasing volumes of data being collected and used by various government systems, the security of...

Parliamentary Budget Office review 2016-17

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) commenced operations in 2012, with broad support from the Parliament. The structure, resourcing and protocols for the PBO reflected the recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on the Parliamentary Budget Office. The PBO’s legislation enables the Joint Committee of Public...

The efficiency dividend: size does matter

The federal government's efficiency dividend, introduced in 1987-88, trims the public funding component of agencies' budgets by 1.25% per annum. For 2008-09 only, the federal government increased the efficiency dividend by an extra 2%. This report recommends relief for small agencies from the dividend. The...