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Part 4 — Governance, capability and risk management

The Auditor-General is responsible for both administering the Auditor-General Act 1997 (the Act) and managing the ANAO within the arrangements of the broader Australian Public Service. Part 6 of the Act establishes the ANAO under the Public Service Act 1999 and requires it to operate as an entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).

In line with the requirements and expectations of the PGPA Act, the Auditor-General manages the ANAO in achieving its purpose through the application of good corporate governance. Good governance underpins the ANAO’s approach to delivering quality outcomes and effective decision-making.

Good governance at the ANAO is achieved through a robust governance framework, directed by a clear governance structure, managed through strong governance practices, and delivered as part of the strategic planning framework. Strategic planning outcomes are realised through a mature approach to risk management and strengthened through an integrated approach to organisational capability. The ANAO’s strong commitment to strategic planning and the ongoing development of capability ensures that we are able to continue to achieve and deliver our purpose. Investments in capability support the ANAO to uphold public sector principles and values, while building sufficient flexibility and expertise to meet future needs.

Part 4 outlines the ANAO’s approach and continued commitment to corporate governance, capability investment and risk management.