House of Representatives Committees

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)


Review of Auditor-General's Reports 1999-00, Fourth Quarter

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the ANAO should conduct a follow-up audit in two to three years focusing on Air Force management of the fast-jet pilot workforce.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that the Department of Health and Aged Care develop clear guidelines - informed by appropriate legal advice - to assist its staff (a) in the negotiation and management of valid contracts; and (b) in their assessment of existing statutory declarations and contracts.

Recommendation 3

The Committee recommends that in its development of clear contract guidelines, the Department of Health and Aged Care base its guidelines on the Better Practice Guide on Contract Management issued by the Australian National Audit Office.

Recommendation 4

The Committee recommends that the Australian Taxation Office make further efforts to promote greater public awareness of the High Wealth Individuals Taskforce's activities and achievements by disseminating more widely the information contained in the Commissioner's annual report.

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