Annual Report 2016-17

External scrutiny

The Auditor-General issued an unqualified independent audit report on the Commission's 2016–17 financial statements. There were no other reports issued by the Auditor-General relating to the Commission in 2016–17.

There were no judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals or the Australian Information Commissioner in 2016–17 that had, or may have had, a significant effect on the operation of the Commission. There were no reports on the operation of the Commission by a parliamentary committee or by the Commonwealth Ombudsman in 2016–17 and no agency capability reviews were released during the period.

In 2016–17, the Commission undertook corporate reporting through annual reports to meet prescribed reporting requirements, other external planning and reporting documents such as the portfolio budget statements, and responses to parliamentary questions.

The General Manager and other members of the Executive attended Senate Estimates hearings on 19 October 2016, 2 March 2017 and 30 May 2017. The President and Acting General Manager attended a spill-over hearing on 30 March 2017.

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