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External scrutiny

External audit

During the reporting period PM&C was invited to review and respond to an extract of the proposed audit report Management of the Australian Government’s Lobbying Code of Conduct—follow-up audit. There were no recommendations from this follow-up audit relevant to PM&C.

PM&C is currently involved in the Cyber security strategies of non-corporate Commonwealth entities multi-portfolio performance audit. This is due to be tabled in October 2020.

Judicial decisions and other external scrutiny

PM&C was not subject to any judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals or the Information Commissioner in 2019–20 that had, or may have had, a significant effect on PM&C’s operations.

PM&C is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and complies with the requirements of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS) to publish a range of information on its website. PM&C prepared an IPS agency plan and published it on the PM&C website in accordance with subsection 8(1) of the FOI Act.