Terms of Reference

Any matters contained and associated with the following Auditor-General's Reports:
  • No. 33 (2019-20) Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s Regulation of Higher Education
  • No. 47 (2019-20) Referrals, Assessments and Approvals of Controlled Actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • No. 48 (2019-20) Management of the Australian Government’s Lobbying Code of Conduct — Follow-up Audit
  • No. 5 (2020-21) Regulation of the National Energy Market
  • No. 8 (2020-21) Administration of Financial Disclosure Requirements under the Commonwealth Electoral Act      

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 33, 47, 48 (2019-20) and 5 and 8 (2020-21)

Past Public Hearings

04 Mar 2021: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions


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