On 9 March 2023, the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit adopted an inquiry into the Defence Major Projects Report (MPR), including any matters contained and associated with the following Auditor-General Reports No. 13 2021–22 and No.12 2022–23.This review will also make specific consideration of the scope and guidelines which underly the MPR, to assess whether the MPR process continues to provide appropriate transparency and accountability to the Parliament in relation to Defence's capability acquisition expenditure and remains fit for purpose into the future.
On 11 May 2023, the Committee broadened the scope of this inquiry to include consideration of Auditor-General Report No. 21 2022-23: Department of Defence's Procurement of Hunter Class Frigates.
Additional and supplementary submissions addressing the broadened terms of reference are welcomed. Submissions close on Thursday 15 June 2023.