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This paper briefly outlines the functions performed by the Auditor-General, the significance of the Auditor-General’s independence, and some possible issues for the new Auditor-General.
Executive summaryFollowing the appointment in June 2015 of Mr Grant Hehir to a ten-year term as the...
This audit assessed the effectiveness of the establishment, implementation and operation of the Early Years Quality Fund against the requirements of the Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Act 2013 and the Commonwealth grants administration framework.
Audit objective, criteria and scope
Countering violent extremism was highlighted as an ‘essential element’ of efforts to deal with the ‘foreign fighters’ issue in a United Nations Security Council resolution adopted on 24 September 2014 (Resolution 2178 (2014)). On 11 January 2015, the White House announced it...
This audit assessed whether Australian Government entities were implementing effective strategies to support increased Indigenous employment.
Audit objective, scope and criteria
The audit objective was to determine whether Australian Government entities were implementing effective strategies to support increased Indigenous employment.
This report reviews the activities the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security undertook during the past year to monitor Australia's six intelligence agencies.
This year the office experienced a heavy inquiry workload with five full inquiries commencing in the...
This audit assessed selected agencies’ compliance with the four mandatory information and communications technology (ICT) security strategies and related controls in the Australian Government Information Security Manual.
Modern information and communications technology (ICT) and the Internet are increasingly relied upon...
This controversial report from 1987 identified major problems with the Commonwealth Government's provision of services to immigrants.
The report had been commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Community Services, but was disowned by it. This is the first time a digitised version of this...
This investigation found that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection breached the Privacy Act 1988 by failing to adequately protect the personal information of approximately 9,250 asylum seekers.
On 21 February 2014, the Australian Information Commissioner opened an own motion...
The Report on Government Services 2012 was released in January 2012. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has identified the performance of mainstream services in relation to Indigenous Australians as a particular focus of the Report, and an Indigenous Compendium collating relevant data...
This report aims to promote awareness about the performance of government services and help drive improvements.
There are a number of improvements in this year's Report, including the introduction of sector summaries in all broad reporting areas (Early childhood, education and training, Justice, Emergency...