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Happy Friday: Kicking off public hearings for two Audit Committee inquiries – Commonwealth Financial Statements and Failed Visa Privatisation

Parliament of Australia 2 mins read

The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) will conduct the first public hearings on Friday 19 April 2024 for its inquiries on the 2022-23 Commonwealth Financial Statements and on the failed visa privatisation process and the implementation of other public sector IT procurements and projects.

The details are as follows:

Date: Friday 19 April 2024
Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm (AEST)
Venue: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House

Inquiry into Commonwealth Financial Statements 2022-23
10.00am         Australian National Audit Office
11.15am         [IT and AI matters raised in the audit – roundtable]
Australian National Audit Office
                      Department of Home Affairs
                      Department of Finance
                      Digital Transformation Agency
                      Australian Signals Directorate
                      Department of Industry, Science and Resources
12.15pm         Break

Inquiry into the failed visa privatisation process and the implementation of other public sector IT procurements and projects
1.00pm           Australian National Audit Office
                     Department of Home Affairs
2.30pm           Australian National Audit Office
3.30pm           Close

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

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

Media inquiries

Mr Julian Hill MP, Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on
(03) 9791 7770 (Electorate Office) or via Laura Hooper 0422 85 1127.

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4615

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track this Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

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