Report 486: Regulatory Activities - Inquiry into Auditor-General’s Reports 33, 47, 48 (2019-20) and 5 and 8 (2020-21)

August 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76092-284-9

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Members

  Secretariat

Chair's foreword

List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  About the inquiry
  Regulatory frameworks
  Common themes
  Conduct of the inquiry

2. Referrals, Assessments and Approvals of Controlled Actions under the EPBC Act

  Chapter overview
  Background and audit findings
  Record keeping and information management
  Risk management
  Governance and performance measurement
  Committee comment

3. Management of the Australian Government's Lobbying Code of Conduct - Follow-up Audit

  Introduction
  Chapter overview
  Background and audit findings
  Issues with the transfer of the Register’s IT system
  Weaknesses in interagency communication and planning
  Internal governance and oversight
  Need for clarity in transfer guidance
  Committee comment

4. Administration of Financial Disclosure Requirements under the Commonwealth Electoral Act

  Introduction
  Chapter overview
  Background
  Accuracy and reliability of regulatory information
  Risk and compliance
  Enforcement
  Committee comment

5. Regulation of the National Energy Market

  Chapter overview
  Background and audit findings
  Governance and performance measurement
  Information management and communication
  Risk management
  Comment on additional public submissions
  Committee comment

6. TEQSA's Regulation of Higher Education

  Introduction
  Chapter overview
  Background and audit findings
  Risk assessments
  Sector-wide risks
  Compliance and enforcement
  Regulatory approvals
  Committee comment

Additional comments

A. Submissions

B. Public hearings

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
Fax: 02 6277 2220
jcpaa@aph.gov.au