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About this report

This annual report documents the performance of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) in the financial year ended 30 June 2020.

The report addresses all applicable obligations under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014; the Auditor-General Act 1997; the performance measures set out in the outcome and programs framework in the ANAO’s Portfolio Budget Statements 2019–20 and the ANAO Corporate Plan
2019–20; and annual reporting requirements set out in other relevant legislation.

In Part 1 of the report, the Auditor-General reviews the significant issues and achievements of the past year and reflects on the challenges for the year ahead.

Part 2 provides an overview of the ANAO’s purpose, role and values, its organisational structure, and its key relationships, including with the Parliament.

Part 3 outlines our performance framework and provides the ANAO’s report on performance for 2019–20, consisting of our annual performance statements and the report on financial performance.

Part 4 provides information on the ANAO’s organisational governance, capability and risk management frameworks.

The appendixes contain reporting information on engagement with parliamentary committees, transparency, resources and expenses, the ANAO workforce and other management issues.

A list of abbreviations and acronyms, a list of annual report requirements and an index are provided at the end of the report to assist readers in navigating the report.

This report is available online at anao.gov.au/pubs/annual-reports.

Other ANAO publications, as well as information about the ANAO, are available on the ANAO’s website at anao.gov.au.

For more information about this report, please contact:

Senior Executive Director
Corporate Management Group
Australian National Audit Office
GPO Box 707

Phone: (02) 6203 7300
Email: communications [at] anao.gov.au