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External scrutiny

No Auditor-General’s reports on the operations of the Commission were produced during the reporting year. Similarly, no reports were produced by parliamentary committees, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or the Australian Information Commissioner.

No judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals in 2019-20 had a significant impact on operations.

The Commission’s ARMC provides independent advice to the Commissioner on the appropriateness of the Commission’s accountability and control framework, including in relation to the Commission’s financial and performance reporting.

Capability Review

The Commission initiated an independent capability review to better understand how well placed is the organisation to meet current and future challenges and how to best position itself for the future. The Review was timely and was valuable in assessing the Commission’s strengths and areas of focus, ahead of the challenges experienced in 2020.