Federal government departments

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Report

Bilateral agreement arrangements between Services Australia and other entities

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of bilateral agreement arrangements between Services Australia and other entities.
Report

Gender balance on Australian government boards: report 2018-19

This report is prepared annually by the Australian government Office for Women, and reports on the government’s performance against its gender diversity target.
Commentary

Remember the arts? Departments and budgets disappear as politics backs culture into a dead end

We care less about the arts when there is less to care about. The government of the day has backed Australian arts and culture into a corner and it must start telling its story better to survive.
Strategy

Delivering government priorities: corporate plan 2019–2023

This document sets out how the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet intends to deliver on their responsibilities, and addresses their operating environment, their people and capability, their risk management and oversight and their key activities and performance measures.
Report

Commonwealth Resource Management Framework and the clear read principle

The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the design and implementation of the clear read principle under the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework.
Report

Creating and dismantling government departments

Much like what occurs in Australia, this paper argues that while creating a new department can be useful to focus on a high priority issue or to bring together related policy areas, most changes in the United Kingdom are rushed through either to send a...
Submission

Strategic failure: submission on procurement of strategic water entitlements

The Australian National Audit Office is investigating so-called strategic water purchases in the Murray Darling Basin. The Australia Institute has prepared this submission on the procurement of strategic water entitlements. This submission relates to four “strategic” purchases of water in the Murrumbidgee, Warrego, Condamine-Balonne and...
Report

Design and governance of the Child Care Package

The Australian government announced the new Child Care Package in May 2015, with the policy objective to deliver ‘a simpler, more affordable, more flexible and more accessible child care system.’ The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education’s...
Report

Government advertising: June 2015 to April 2019

The Australian Parliament and the community need to be confident that public funds are being used to meet the genuine information needs of the community. The objective of this audit is to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Finance’s and selected entities’ implementation of...
Report

Review of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s security procedures, practices and culture

This review concluded that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet should strengthen the high-level governance of its protective security responsibilities, and demand a more robust security culture in the organisation.