Parliament of Australia
The Auditor-General is an independent officer of the Parliament appointed by the Governor-General to review public sector performance and accountability regimes. The Auditor-General and the ANAO form an important link in the accountability chain from the public sector to the Parliament.
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA)
The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit is one of the joint committees in the Commonwealth Parliament, and is established by the Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951. The JCPAA provides a formal link from the Auditor-General and the ANAO to the Parliament. The Committee approves the proposed appointment of the Auditor-General, reviews all ANAO reports, reviews the annual resource requirements and operations of the ANAO and advises the Auditor-General on the Parliament's audit priorities.
Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio
The ANAO is part of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio. The Prime Minister, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, has administrative responsibility for matters relating to the ANAO.