JCPAA public hearings for Defence Major Projects Report, Commonwealth Financial Statements, IT procurement

THE Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) will be holding public hearings today, April 24, for its inquiries into Defence major projects, the Commonwealth fianncial statements and information technology issues including the Federal Government's failed visa privatisation process.

Specificall, the hearings cover the 2022–23 Defence Major Projects Report (first hearing). the Commonwealth Financial Statements 2022–23 (second hearing) and the failed visa privatisation process and the implementation of other public sector IT procurements and projects (continuing).

The details are:

Date:             Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Time:             8.45am – 5pm (AEST)
Venue:           Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House and by videoconference


Inquiry into the Defence Major Projects Report 2022–23
8.45am           Department of Defence
                            Australian National Audit Office

Inquiry into the failed visa privatisation process and implementation of other public sector IT procurements and projects
10.30am         Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
                             Australian National Audit Office
                             Workforce Australia IT System (Digital Employment Services Platform) and Apprenticeships Data Management System

11.15am         Department of Finance
                             Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority
                             Australian National Audit Office
                             Parliamentary Expenses Management System (PEMS)

12.30pm         Department of Finance
                             Digital Transformation Agency
                             Review and approval processes for IT systems

Inquiry into Commonwealth Financial Statements 2022–23
3.30pm           Department of Health and Aged Care
                             Australian National Audit Office
                             Potential legislative breaches relating to various benefits and services and significant finding regarding legislative compliance and legal advice

4pm           Department of Social Services
                             Australian National Audit Office
                             Late disclosure of information on income apportionment

4.30pm           Australian Taxation Office
                             Australian National Audit Office
                             IT Change Management policies and practices and other unresolved findings relating to pursuing debt and re-raises

The hearings will be broadcast live and will be accessible from the Parliament House website.

Details on the inquiries – including the terms of reference and submissions received – are available on the Committee website.



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