Media Releases

  • Friday's Audit Committee Public Hearings: Hunter Class Frigates, Defence Major Projects and Commonwealth Financial Statements

    The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) will hold public hearings on Friday 19 May for its inquiries into the Major Projects Reports and Hunter Class Frigates, and the Commonwealth Financial Statements 2021-22.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 18 May 2023

  • Audit Committee to examine Defence’s procurement of Hunter Class Frigates

    In response to the significant findings in a recent Auditor-General report, the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) has expanded the scope of its existing inquiry into the Defence Major Projects Report (MPR) to include a detailed examination of Defence’s procurement of Hunter Class Frigates.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 16 May 2023

    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 will inquire into and report on matters contained in and associated with Auditor-General Report No. 13 2021–22: 2020–21 Major Projects Report, Auditor-General Report No.12 2022–23: 2021–22 Major Projects Report and Auditor-General Report No. 21 2022-23: Department of Defence's Procurement of Hunter Class Frigates.

    Track Inquiry

    Past Public Hearings

    19 May 2023: Canberra


    Inquiry Status

    Accepting Submissions

    How to make a submission

    The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


    If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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