Any matters contained and associated with the following Auditor-General's Reports:
- No. 5 (2019-20) Australian Research Council’s Administration of the National Competitive Grants Program
- No. 12 (2019-20) Award of Funding Under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages
- No. 23 (2019-20) Award of Funding under the Community Sport Infrastructure Program
On 27 November 2019 having considered recently tabled Auditor-General's Reports the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit resolved to conduct an inquiry into the above Auditor-General's Reports.
On 12 February 2020 the Committee agreed to include recently tabled Auditor-General's Report No. 23 (2019-20) Award of Funding under the Community Sport Infrastructure Program to the Inquiry.
Under section 8(1) of the legislation establishing the JCPAA, the Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951, one of the duties of the Committee is to ‘examine all reports of the Auditor-General (including reports of the results of performance audits) that are tabled in each House of the Parliament’ and ‘report to both Houses of the Parliament, with any comment it thinks fit, on any items or matters in those reports, or any circumstances connected with them, that the Committee thinks should be drawn to the attention of the Parliament’.