House of Representatives Committees

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
Full list of completed inquiries and reports

 

Reviews of Auditor-General's Reports and Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Budget Statements

 

Reviews of Auditor-General's reports

The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) is required by the Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951 to examine all reports of the Auditor-General which are tabled in the Parliament.

In performing its duties, the JCPAA works closely with the Auditor-General and the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO). The ANAO supports the Auditor–General to provide the Parliament with an independent assessment of selected areas of public administration, and assurance about public sector financial reporting, administration, and accountability.

The JCPAA's review procedures are built around a series of public hearings. At these hearings evidence is taken from agencies which have been the subject of recent 'significant' audit findings. The Committee may also elect to conduct reviews of audit reports using other means.

You will find further information about the JCPAA's review procedures for reports of the Auditor-General at Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit - Reviewing Reports of the Auditor-General.

 

Reviews


 

Australian National Audit Office

In performing its duties the JCPAA works closely with the Auditor-General and the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).  The Auditor-General provides the Parliament with an independent view of the performance and financial standing of public sector agencies.

To help ensure the independence of the Auditor-General, the PAAC Act empowers the Committee to consider and make recommendations to the Parliament on the annual draft budget estimates of the ANAO. Prior to the federal budget, the Auditor-General provides a series of briefings to the Committee on the ANAO's expected requirements each year. The Chair of the Committee makes a statement to the House of Representatives, on budget day, outlining whether the Committee believes the ANAO has been given sufficient funding to carry out its functions. A corresponding statement is delivered to the Senate by one of the Committees's Government Senators.

 

Statements

 

See also

 

The Committee Secretariat can be contacted at:

Committee Secretary
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
Department of the House of Representatives
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

Phone: 61 2 6277 4615
Fax: 61 2 6277 2220
email: jcpaa@aph.gov.au

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