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Major projects report

The Major Projects Report provides transparency on the progress of Defence’s largest and most complex acquisition projects managed by the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. It reviews overall issues, risks, challenges and complexities affecting major projects and also reviews the status of each of the selected major projects in terms of project cost, schedule and forecast scope delivery. The report was first published in 2008.

The Major Projects Report is an independent limited assurance review coordinated by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) and supported with Defence input. The report is prepared in accordance with guidelines endorsed by the parliamentary Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. The latest guidelines, endorsed in September 2019, provide information on the process and projects to be reported on as at 30 June 2020.

The Major Projects Report is scheduled for publication within five months after the end of the financial year. The tabling date is dependent on the resolution of issues that may arise at any given time. The latest report (Auditor-General report No 19 of 2019–20) was published on 16 December 2019. All published reports are available on the ANAO website.