Terms of Reference

Commonwealth Performance Framework - Inquiry based on Auditor-General's reports 31 (2015-16), 6 (2016-17) and 58 (2016-17)


Any items, matters or circumstances connected with the following Auditor-General reports: 

  • No. 31 (2015-16) Administration of Higher Education Loan Program Debt and Repayments
  • No. 6 (2016-17) Corporate Planning in the Australian Public Sector
  • No. 58 (2016-17) Implementation of the Annual Performance Statements Requirements 2015-16


Having considered Auditor-General Reports 11-37 (2015-16) and 1-19 (2016-17) on 13 October 2016 and Auditor-General Reports 45-58 (2016-17) on 21 June 2017, the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit resolved to conduct an inquiry based on the above Auditor-General 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