Audit of strategic water purchases
Submission to Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report on strategic water purchases found that the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ processes were poor, could not ensure value for money or that conflicts of interest were eliminated. Despite these findings, the audit did not ask if the public actually got value for money and real environmental benefit. The audit relies on evidence that does not meet relevant audit standards, breaching ANAO legislation.