Inquiry into the Review of the Auditor-General's Reports 2009-2011

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An important aspect of the Committee's work is to follow up on matters raised by the Auditor-General in various reports to the Parliament. The Auditor-General's reports draw Parliament's attention to financial concerns or performance issues relating to any public sector agency. The Committee can follow up these matters by virtue of its powers to hold public hearings and take evidence. In this way, matters raised by the Auditor-General in audit reports are scrutinised even further for the benefit of the Parliament and the community.

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee usually follows-up audit reports tabled in Parliament by the Auditor-General every six months. The Committee prioritises these reports using various criteria including consideration of seriousness of impacts or implications of audit findings, public interest, risks, social impacts, criticality and unresolved disputes, materiality, opportunities to enhance accountability and consultation outcomes with the Auditor-General.

The Committee has resolved to retain a broad scope for its terms of reference, that is, to review any aspects of the findings and recommendations contained within those reports.

Review of the Findings and Recommendations of the Auditor-General's Reports tabled during 2009 to 2010

The Committee is currently conducting a review of the findings of the Auditor-General reports tabled during 2009 and 2010. The Committee has prioritised the following reports for review:

  • Literacy and Numeracy Achievement (February 2009)
  • Effectiveness of Student Wellbeing Programs and Services (February 2010)
  • Taking Action on Problem Gambling (July 2010)
  • Use of Development Contributions by Local Government (December 2009)
  • Towards a 'Smart Grid' - the Roll-out of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (November 2009)
  • Maintaining the Integrity and Confidentiality of Personal Information (November 2009)
  • Security of Infrastructure Control Systems for Water and Transport (October 2010)
  • Management of the Community Support Fund (November 2009)

The Committee has invited written submissions from individuals and organisations with an interest or expertise in the subject matters, to address any aspects of the findings and recommendations contained within the reports above. The closing date for submissions is Friday 15 November 2013. All submissions are treated as public documents and the Committee reserves the right to publish submissions received, unless confidentiality is requested or the Committee exercises its discretion. Please contact the Committee secretariat on 8682 2862 or email the secretariat with any queries (email:

Submissions should be submitted via the eSubmission tab, or sent to:

Executive Officer
Public Accounts and Estimates Committee
Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne 3002

by Friday 15 November 2013.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014