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Examining Efficiency and Effectiveness

Issue date: Friday, 13 September 2019

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The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit has commenced an inquiry into the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of a number of government programs as part of its statutory responsibility to examine Auditor-General’s reports.

The Committee has adopted a thematic approach to its inquiry and will examine seven Auditor-General’s reports which focus on program delivery. These reports include:

No. 25 (2018–19) Efficiency of the Processing of Applications for Citizenship by Conferral
No. 29 (2018–19) Efficiency of the Investigation of Transport Accidents and Safety Occurrences
No. 38 (2018–19) Application of Cost Recovery Principles
No. 42 (2018–19) Management of Small Business Tax Debt
No. 44 (2018–19) Effectiveness of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
No. 45 (2018–19) Coordination and Targeting of Domestic Violence Funding and Actions
No. 51 (2019–19) Farm Management Deposits Scheme

Ms Lucy Wicks MP, Chair of the Committee, stated, ‘As the new Committee commences its program of work in the 46th Parliament it is keen to examine whether government funded programs are achieving intended outcomes and whether these programs are using resources efficiently and effectively.’

Submissions from interested individuals and organisations are invited by Thursday, 24 October 2019. The preferred method of receiving submissions is by electronic format lodged online using a My Parliament account.

Further information about the inquiry is available on the Committee’s website.

Media inquiries
Ms Lucy Wicks MP, Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on
(02) 6277 4738 (Parliament House) or (02) 4322 2400 (Electorate Office).

For background information
Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4615
jcpaa@aph.gov.au

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