National Commission of Audit
The National Commission of Audit was announced by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, and the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, on 22 October 2013.
The Commission has been established by the Australian Government as an independent body to review and report on the performance, functions and roles of the Commonwealth government.
The Commission will report to the Prime Minister, Treasurer, and the Minister for Finance with the first phase of the review due by the end of January 2014, and the second phase by the end of March 2014.
About Requests for Information
The Commission has a broad remit to examine the scope for efficiency and productivity improvements across all areas of Commonwealth expenditure. It will provide reports to the Prime Minister, Treasurer and Finance Minister in February and March 2014, consistent with its Terms of Reference and the Treasurer’s subsequent media release.
It is not appropriate for the Commission to comment on the particulars of what it may or may not be considering while the audit is underway or prior to the Government’s response to the Reports.
The National Commission of Audit called for public submissions in the week of 4 November 2013 via advertisements in national, metropolitan and regional newspapers and this web site. Public submissions closed on 26 November 2013. In making a submission, organisations and individual members of the public were asked to agree to terms and conditions by way of a completed cover sheet.