Indigenous Housing Initiatives: the Fixing Houses for Better Health program

Indigenous Housing Initiatives: the Fixing Houses for Better Health program Report

ANAO Audit Report

  • Author(s): Australian National Audit Office,, Andrew Pope, Anthony Jayawardena, Adrian Harris
  • Published: 2010
  • Publisher: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Abstract: The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of FaHCSIA's management of the Fixing Houses for Better Health program since 2005. The audit reviewed the two elements of the program for which FaHCSIA is responsible: management of the service delivery arrangements and overall performance monitoring and reporting. Following the development of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing, which introduced new approaches to the delivery of Indigenous programs, FaHCSIA made changes to FHBH for the 2009–11 phase. The audit has focused on both the 2005–09 and the 2009–11 phases. This provided coverage of the program's normal operations as well enabling the audit to consider the modifications made to the program for the 2009–11 phase. Against this background, the audit considered whether: program management arrangements had been established that were suitable for the size, nature and objectives of the FHBH program; service delivery arrangements were designed to support the achievement of the program's objectives and FaHCSIA's management of the program; and FaHCSIA used robust systems to monitor achievement of the program objectives. The ANAO also considered whether there was any experience from the department's management of FHBH that could be broadly applied to FaHCSIA's management of the National Partnership Agreement.

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Australian National Audit Office,, Andrew Pope, Anthony Jayawardena, Adrian Harris, 2010, Indigenous Housing Initiatives: the Fixing Houses for Better Health program, Report, viewed 18 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3035.

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