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Auditor-General's reports

In 2019–20, the Auditor-General published eight performance audit reports in relation to Defence and one priority assurance review.

Table 5.7: Auditor-General’s performance audit reports on Defence, 2019–20

Report

Date presented to Parliament

Audit objective

Defence’s Administration of Travel Allowances Paid to APS Employees

22 July 2019

To assess the effectiveness of Defence's administration of allowances and entitlements paid to its Australian Public Service employees.

Defence’s Quarterly Performance Report on Acquisition and Sustainment

23 July 2019

To examine the effectiveness of Defence's quarterly performance report as a mechanism to inform senior stakeholders about risks and issues in the delivery of capability to the Australian Defence Force.

OneSKY: Contractual Arrangements

31 July 2019

To assess whether the contract for the acquisition of the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System demonstrably represents value for money.

Commonwealth Resource Management Framework and the Clear Read Principle

27 November 2019

To examine the effectiveness of the design and implementation of the clear read principle under the Commonwealth Resource Management Framework.

Future Submarine Program—Transition to Design

14 January 2020

To examine the effectiveness of Defence’s administration of the Future Submarine program to date.

Defence’s Management of its Public Communications and Media Activities

28 January 2020

To assess the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Department of Defence’s management of its public communications and media activities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participation Targets in Major Procurements

20 February 2020

To assess the effectiveness of the administration of the mandatory minimum requirements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment targets in government procurement contracts and intergovernmental funding agreements in achieving policy objectives.

Management of Defence Housing Australia

9 April 2020

To assess whether Defence Housing Australia administers its functions efficiently and effectively, and in accordance with the Government Business Enterprise guidelines.

Table 5.8: Auditor-General’s priority assurance review involving Defence, 2019–20

Report

Date presented to Parliament

Review objective

2018–19 Major Projects Report

16 December 2019

To provide the Auditor-General’s independent assurance over the status of the selected major projects.