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Fact sheet

Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says the Coalition 'gutted' the Australian National Audit Office's budget by 20 per cent over the past seven years. Is he correct?

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese claimed the Australian National Audit Office's budget had been slashed by 20 per cent under the Coalition over the past seven years. Verdict: Mr Albanese's claim was overstated.
Report

Investigations Benchmarking Project: November 2020

This project aims to build an in-depth understanding of the processes for investigations undertaken by regulatory organisations and to establish a benchmark for 'best practice' in regulatory performance.
Report

Reducing bushfire risks

As the devastating 2019–20 bushfire season showed, all Victorians are at risk from bushfires. This audit was conducted to examine if the responsible state agencies are effectively working together to reduce Victoria’s bushfire risk.
Report

Administration of financial disclosure requirements under the Commonwealth Electoral Act

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Electoral Commission’s management of financial disclosures required under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, including the extent to which the AEC is achieving accurate and complete financial disclosures.
Discussion paper

PostBank: filling a void, securing essential services

This discussion paper makes the case for the creation of a public bank in Australia by providing Australia Post with an Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) licence, and moving in time to establishing 'PostBank' as a full national savings and loan bank.
Report

Design and establishment of the Regional Investment Corporation

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the design and establishment of the Regional Investment Corporation.
Report

Grant program management by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of grant program management by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Discussion paper

Fighting for the ARENA: securing the Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Commonwealth Government has made technology central to reducing emissions to 2030, but the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has only $200 million to allocate to new projects. With multi-party support for the Agency, this paper argues that legislation to extend its funding should be urgently...
Report

State government integrity frameworks review

This report provides an overview of integrity frameworks examined in 38 Victorian state government agencies in 2018. A key objective of the review was to help state government agencies review and strengthen their own integrity frameworks, to improve their capacity to prevent corrupt conduct.
Report

Investigation into State Trustees

The Victorian Ombudsman has found that State Trustees has failed some of the most vulnerable people in Victoria. The agency manages the finances of around 10,000 Victorians who are unable to look after their own affairs due to disability, illness or injury.