Terms of Reference

Any matters contained and associated with the following Auditor-General's Reports:

  • No. 20 (2020-21) Management of the Australian Public Service’s Workforce Response to COVID-19
  • No. 22 (2020-21) Planning and Governance of COVID-19 Procurements to Increase the National Medical Stockpile
  • No. 23 (2020-21) Services Australia COVID-19 Measures and Enterprise Risk Management
  • No. 24 (2020-21) The Australian Taxation Office’s Management of Risks Related to the Rapid Implementation of COVID-19 Economic Response Measures
  • No. 39 (2020-21) COVID-19 Procurements and Deployments of the National Medical Stockpile

On 1 September 2021 having considered recently tabled Auditor-Generals Reports the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit resolved to conduct an inquiry into the above Auditor-General's Reports.

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’.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4615