Terms of Reference

Commonwealth Financial Statements - Inquiry based on Auditor-General's report No. 24 (2017-18) 

Any items, matters or circumstances connected with the following Auditor-General report:

  • No. 24 (2017-18) Audits of the Financial Statements of Australian Government Entities for the Period Ended 30 June 2017

The inquiry may consider all matters raised in the Audit Report including:

  • equity investment, concessional loans and contingent liabilities, and the applicable budget, accounting and valuation rules
  • significant and moderate findings for NDIA
  • management of IT controls 


Having considered Auditor-General Report 17-50 (2017-18) on 27 June 2018, the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit resolved to conduct an inquiry based on the above Auditor-General report.


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

Past Public Hearings

17 Oct 2018: Canberra
19 Sep 2018: Canberra
22 Aug 2018: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed

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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