DSS Inquiry Calls on Auditor General to Intervene



The long awaited inquiry into the Department of Social Services tendering process has called on the Auditor General to investigate the Commonwealth Grants Guidelines. It has also called for changes to be made and for the Auditor General to examine “the effect the truncated timelines of the 2014 process had on poor engagement with the Not for Profit sector and stakeholder disenfranchisement”.

The report says: “The committee received a submission from DSS and had the opportunity to ask questions of Departmental officials at the public hearing in April. On 7 May 2015, the committee received answers to questions taken on notice at the hearing. However, a number of key questions relevant to this inquiry’s terms of reference remain unanswered.

“The committee therefore intends to recall the Department after this [interim]report has been tabled. These answers, and the committee’s full list of recommendations, will be the subject of a further report.

The Inquiry has been given an extension to deliver the full report by August 19 2015.

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