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Accountability and justice: why we need a Royal Commission into Robodebt

The Income Compliance Program impacted hundreds of thousands of people and, for many, resulted in devastating emotional and psychological harm. It has undermined many people's financial security, as well as their willingness to engage with and trust government services. This inquiry report recommends that the...
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Administration of the Revised Protective Security Policy Framework

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of administration of physical security in the revised Protective Security Policy Framework.
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Administration of the JobKeeper scheme

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office's administration of the JobKeeper scheme.
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The efficacy, fairness, timeliness and costs of the processing and granting of visa classes which provide for or allow for family and partner reunions

A key recommendation in this inquiry report is for the Department of Home Affairs to develop a long-term strategy to update its system for the processing of visas, and to improve its efficiency, reduce its complexities, reduce waiting times substantially, and to provide greater transparency...
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Australian government advertising: May 2019 to October 2021

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Finance and selected entities’ implementation of the Australian government’s campaign advertising framework.
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The costs of discounted diplomacy

This report recommends that the Australian government prepare a comprehensive capability assessment for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), followed by a financial plan to match current capability needs.
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Patterns across debt and debtors to government

This paper investigated groups of people that hold debt to the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Justice, and Inland Revenue, or to two or all of these agencies. It is aimed at filling gaps in understanding the nature and characteristics of debt and debtors.
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Select Committee on COVID-19: third interim report - public interest immunity claims

This interim report informs the Senate about claims of public interest immunity received by the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 in the course of its examination of the Australian government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report discusses three claims received by the committee by...
Discussion paper

Which watchdog?

This paper asserts that comparing the features of existing state integrity commissions with the models proposed by the federal government, the ALP and Helen Haines, the Morrison Government’s Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) would be the weakest and least effective integrity agency in the country.
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Improving immunisation coverage

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Department of Health’s approach to improving and monitoring immunisation coverage.
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Department of Health’s management of financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Department of Health is effectively managing financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund.
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Administration of commuter car park projects within the Urban Congestion Fund

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the administration of the commuter car park projects within the Urban Congestion Fund. The audit finds that the approach to identifying and selecting commuter car park projects for funding commitment was not appropriate, as...
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Implementation of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation partnership

The objective of the audit was to examine whether the design and early delivery of the Australian government's $443.3 million partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been effective.
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Enhancing public sector policy capability for a COVID world

This paper is a contribution to a program of work – involving similar discussions among a wide cross-section of participants from multiple industry sectors – on national resilience in light of COVID-19. It is one of the products of the National Resilience Project being co-led...
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Select Committee on COVID-19: second interim report - public interest immunity claims

This interim report informs the Senate about claims of public interest immunity received by the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 in the course of its examination of the Australian government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Australian Taxation Office’s management of risks related to the rapid implementation of COVID-19 economic response measures

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has effectively managed risks related to the rapid implementation of COVID-19 economic response measures.
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Services Australia COVID-19 measures and enterprise risk management

The objective of this audit was to assess whether Services Australia had effectively managed risks related to the rapid preparation for and delivery of COVID-19 economic response measures.
Guide

Cabinet Handbook - 14th edition

The Cabinet Handbook is designed to ensure that the federal Cabinet observes conventions and principles, and fulfils its central purpose of informed decision-making.
Strategy

Australian Government Crisis Management Framework

A new version of the Australian Government Crisis Management Framework (AGCMF) has been released, which comes into effect from Monday 12 October 2020. The updates ensure that arrangements which set out the Australian Government’s response to emergencies and natural disasters are up to date in...
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Indigenous Advancement Strategy — Children and Schooling program and Safety and Wellbeing program

The ANAO conducted separate audits of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Children and Schooling program and the Safety and Wellbeing program, the findings and conclusions of which are presented in this report. The objective of the audits was to assess the effectiveness of the Department...