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External scrutiny

he ASC’s operations are subject to scrutiny from a number of external bodies, such as the Australian National Audit Office, the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the Australian Information Commissioner. This section reports on audits, reviews, inquiries and legal actions relevant to the ASC in 2018–19.

Reports by the Australian National Audit Office

In 2018–19, the Australian National Audit Office did not table in Parliament any reports involving the ASC.

The ASC is currently subject to one performance audit by the Australian National Audit Office, Award of funding under the Community Sport Infrastructure Program, which is expected to be tabled in Parliament in 2019–20.

Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman

The Commonwealth Ombudsman did not release any reports during 2018–19 that involved the ASC or that had, or might have, a significant impact on the ASC’s operations.

Decisions by the Australian Information Commissioner

The Australian Information Commissioner did not make any decisions that involved the ASC in 2018–19.


There were not any judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals during 2018–19 that had, or may have, significant impact on the operations of the ASC.


In 2018–19, the ASC did not receive any complaints that it had breached the privacy of an individual. In 2018–19, the ASC did not report any breaches under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme.

There were two breaches of privacy recorded by the ASC in 2018–19 which affected 48 internal staff. Both incidents were the result of payroll delivery errors by an external service provider. The ASC immediately remediated the issues and all affected staff were informed. The ASC subsequently received compensation from the external service provider.

Freedom of Information

The ASC received 15 Freedom of Information requests in 2018–19. Four requests were granted in full, three were granted in part, three were refused, two were withdrawn and three are ongoing.

Processing times were met in all completed requests.

As defined by section 8(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the ASC continued to publish on its website the information required by the Information Publication Scheme.