Terms of Reference

Any matters contained and associated with the following Auditor-General's Reports:
  • No. 11 (2019-20) Implementation of the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy
  • No. 31 (2019-20) Management of Defence Housing Australia
  • No. 39 (2019-20) Implementation of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Property Investment Strategy
  • No. 2 (2020-21) Procurement of Strategic Water Entitlements
  • No. 9 (2020-21) Purchase of the ‘Leppington Triangle’ Land for the Future Development of Western Sydney Airport

On 11 November 2020 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

About this inquiry

The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit is conducting an inquiry into matters contained and associated with Auditor-General's Reports 11, 31, 39 (2019-20) and 2 and 9 (2020-21)

Past Public Hearings

19 Aug 2021: Canberra
14 Apr 2021: Canberra
03 Mar 2021: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Report Tabled


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