Report 491 Review of the Auditor-General Act 1997

March 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76092-352-5

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List of Recommendations

1. Executive summary

  Ensuring the independence of the ANAO
  Interaction with other legislation
  The relationship between the JCPAA and the ANAO
  Scope and conduct of the inquiry

2. Ensuring the independence of the ANAO

  Chapter overview
  The role and independence of Supreme Audit Institutions
  Independent Officer of the Parliament and the need for the ANAO to become a Parliamentary Department
  Assessing the merits of government policy
  Clarifying the ANAO’s mandate
  Operation and impact of Section 37
  Other ways to clarify the ANAO’s role

3. Interaction between the Auditor-General Act 1997 and other legislation

  Chapter overview
  Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
  Freedom of Information Act 1982
  Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987

4. The relationship between the JCPAA and the ANAO

  Chapter overview
  Considering the operations of the ANAO
  Resourcing the ANAO

A. Submissions

B. Exhibits

C. Public Hearings

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