Additional guidance

Resource management guides

The following guides are specifically relevant to grants:

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

The Government response to Recommendation 10 of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Report No.452 was tabled in the House of Representatives and the Senate on 10 November 2016.

The Government response to Recommendations 1, 2 and 5 of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Report No.454 was tabled in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2017 and in the Senate on 14 February 2017.

Australian National Audit Office

Since 1994, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has published a Better Practice Guide on the administration of grants to encourage better administrative outcomes. A link to the latest version of the Better Practice Guide for grants administration is provided below:

In addition to the Better Practice Guide, the ANAO has published several audit reports specifically concerning grants administration practices.

Australian Government Solicitor

The Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) provides legal and related services primarily to Commonwealth entities.  A link to the latest AGS legal briefing on Commonwealth grants is provided below:

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Last updated: 17 February 2017