Audit Office slams Government’s clean coal and carbon capture efforts

The Federal Government’s current energy policy says it is ‘technology agnostic’, and that carbon fuels will have a continued role as energy sources well into the future. It talks often of ‘clean coal’ and of carbon capture, technologies that are intended to reduce the emissions of exist fossil fuel energy sources. Despite these technologies being […]

Audit Office shines a light on procurement

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a major report on procurement in the Federal Government. It is an information report that says it is “not an audit nor an assurance review” and that no conclusions or opinions are represented. But it does present a useful overview of government procurement. The report is based […]

National Commission of Audit to probe far and wide

By Julian Bajkowski Initial details of the highly anticipated National Commission of Audit promised by the Abbott government have been released in Canberra by Treasurer Joe Hockey and Finance Minister Senator Matthias Cormann. The sweeping review of government functions, activities and spending will be chaired by Business Council of Australia president Tony Shephard. It will, […]

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