House of Representatives Committees

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

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

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that Army define rigorously what constitutes sufficient warning time, a sufficient level of readiness and the cost implications of readiness and sustainability.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that the Department of Communications, Information, Technology and the Arts implement its draft guidelines for the administration of grant programs.

Recommendation 3

The Committee recommends that, after the making of grant decisions, all applicants, successful or otherwise, should be notified of the decision as soon as possible in writing, advised of relevant appeal processes and provided with guidance for improving subsequent applications.

Recommendation 4

The Committee recommends that the Australian National Audit Office carry out a follow-up audit on Job Network to ensure its recommended improvements are incorporated the management of Job Network contracts.

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