House of Representatives Committees
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
Review of Auditor-General's Reports 2000-01: Fourth Quarter
The Committee recommends that Defence:
- review its Army Reserve structure in order to develop a more efficient and effective structure which complements, rather than unnecessarily duplicates, capabilities that exist in the full time component; and
- provide to the Committee formal six-monthly progress reports, separately from the Executive Minute process, on the progress of the review.
The Committee recommends that Defence give urgent attention to developing its financial and management systems to enable it to provide full costing of the Reserve forces.
The Committee recommends that Defence commission an external study of the reasons for separation from the Reserve, and commission further studies on this issue from time to time.
The Committee recommends that the Department of Family and Community Services (i) finalise as quickly as possible, its strategy to enable independent validation of Centrelink's performance, taking the Auditor-General's recommendations into account; and (ii) provide a copy of this agreed strategy to the Committee.
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