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Author Australian National Audit Office.

Title Commonwealth management of the Great Barrier Reef : Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority / the Auditor-General
Published Canberra : Australian National Audit Office, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  KM 331 K1 Aus/Are  1997-98/33  AVAILABLE
Description xxii, 102 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
regular print
Series Parliamentary paper / the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 0727-4181 ; no. 13 of 1998
The Auditor-General audit report, 1036-7632 ; no. 33, 97-98
Audit report (Australian National Audit Office) ; 1997-98, no. 33
Audit report (Australian National Audit Office) ; 1997-98, no. 33
Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 1998, no. 13
Contents Pt. 1. Summary -- pt. 2. -- 1. Introduction -- Background -- The authority -- Previous reviews -- Commonwealth-Queensland agreements and DDM (day-to-day management) -- The environmental management charge -- 2. Effectiveness and efficiency -- Introduction -- Simplifying the authority's planning and program structure -- Improving the authority's management control of DDM -- Clarifying and establishing priorities for the authority's statutory and other obligations and commitments -- Parliamentary reporting -- Fraud control plan -- Management information systems -- 3. Planning systems and procedures -- Introduction -- Strategic planning structure -- Consistency, complexity and links -- The structure of the authority's policies -- Existing and new compliance obligations -- 4. Organisational structure and day-to-day management -- Introduction -- Organisational structure -- Queensland Government: reporting and planning -- Critical management controls and tools -- 5. Performance reporting to Parliament and external accountability -- Introduction -- Annual report -- The authority's performance indicators and measures -- Administrative jurisdiction -- Reporting level of compliance with regulatory instruments
Summary The ANAO concluded that: (a) the complexity of the Authority's planning hinders the development of practical and useful performance information for management and accountability purposes; (b) a more comprehensive risk assessment would lead to an improvement in the day-to-day management of the Reef. The improvement would occur, partly through revision of the Authority's data requirements of the QDoE which conducts daya-to-day management subject to the Authority; (c) the Authority does not have adequate data to determine whether it is achieving its primary objective of protecting conserving and allowing for reasonable use of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This lack of performance data has a flow-on effect to the development of strategies and plans to achieve these objectives, and on stakeholders'/agency's ability to assess the Authority's performance; and (d) the Authroity has inadequate data to report comprehensively to Parliament on its effectiveness as a result
Notes Includes index
Also published as a Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 13/1998
Subject Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority -- Auditing.
Marine parks and reserves -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) -- Management -- Auditing.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Qld.) -- Management -- Auditing.
ISSN 1036-7632
ISBN 064439160X
Other Titles Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority