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External accountability

Clear and consistent external reporting enables us to directly address the interests and concerns of other organisations. External conformance and accountability is acquitted through corporate plans, annual performance statements, annual reports, the PBS, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements and Senate Estimates. Safe Work Australia is accountable to:

  • Parliament
  • ANAO
  • Department of Finance
  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and
  • APSC.

External audit

The ANAO provides external audit services for Safe Work Australia. The outcome of the 2018–19 financial statements audit is in Cross-reference. Safe Work Australia was not subject to any other ANAO audits during 2018–19.

Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals

No judicial decisions were made by courts or administrative tribunals, and no decisions were made by the Australian Information Commissioner that affected the operations of Safe Work Australia in 2018–19.

Parliamentary committees

No adverse reports of Safe Work Australia’s operations were made in 2018–19 by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman.