Federal government departments

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Expansion of telehealth services

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the federal Department of Health and Aged Care has effectively managed the expansion of telehealth services during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Disability Gateway: process and outcomes evaluation report

This report outlines the findings from an independent evaluation of the Australian Department of Social Services' initial 12 months of the Disability Gateway service.
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Digital Transformation Agency’s procurement of ICT-related services

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Digital Transformation Agency’s procurement of ICT-related services.
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Australian government implementation of the National Waste Policy Action Plan

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water's implementation of the National Waste Policy Action Plan 2019.
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Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the planning and implementation of Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
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Award of funding under the Building Better Regions Fund

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the award of funding under the Building Better Regions Fund was effective as well as being consistent with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines.
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Managing extreme risks: how the new government can learn from Covid to be better prepared for the next crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in the United Kingdom’s approach to managing extreme risks. This report looks at some of the problems that emerged and sets out recommendations for how the UK government could strengthen its risk management to ensure that the nation is better...
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The planning, construction and management of the Western Sydney Airport project

This inquiry report finds that the purchase of the Leppington Triangle land for the Western Sydney Airport project has breached the social contract between the Commonwealth and the public, by not providing any clear value for money and by creating arbitrary differences between landholders with...
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Overseas crisis management and response: the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s management of the return of overseas Australians in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s overseas crisis management and response arrangements in meeting the government’s objectives for returning Australians from overseas in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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Administration of Critical Infrastructure Protection policy

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Home Affairs’ administration and regulation of critical infrastructure protection policy.
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Jobactive – integrity of payments to employment service providers

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment in managing the integrity of payments to employment service providers.
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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

In response to recommendations in the 2015 Independent Review of Whole-of-Government Internal Regulation (Belcher Red Tape Review), to reduce compliance burden and to support entities to better engage with risk, the Attorney-General introduced a revised Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) on 1 October 2018. The...
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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...