Scrutineers are government-appointed entities that examine aspects of our administration of Australia's tax, superannuation and business registration systems. The professional and cooperative relationship we have with the audit office, the ombudsman, the inspector-general of taxation and taxation ombudsman, the information commissioner, the privacy commissioner and the freedom of information commissioner is important in sustaining community and government confidence in our administration. We recognise the important role of our scrutineers, and their scrutiny helps us continuously improve our administration.
Our governance process helps gain maximum benefit from our scrutineers' recommendations. Through this process, we develop implementation plans, monitor progress, evaluate evidence, report to the ATO Audit and Risk Committee and then publish the outcomes.
Our integrity framework sets out the behaviours, values and ethics that underpin the policy, processes and procedures for our work. The framework, complemented by our governance and planning processes, makes our integrity visible and measurable and helps us honour our commitment to being an open and accountable organisation.
For more information, see:
- Australian National Audit Office
- Commonwealth Ombudsman
- Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGTO)
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
- Integrity – maintaining our standards
- Debt recovery – review of ATO decisions