Defence has topped the list of Agency financial non-compliance in the latest PS report card published by the Department of Finance.
The 2012-2013 Certificate of Compliance Report said Defence was responsible for 22.3 per cent of non-compliance across the APS, with Foreign Affairs second (12 per cent, followed by Health and Ageing (11.4 per cent).
This was an improvement on the Defence's result the previous year of 29.2 per cent.
Overall, there were 14,027 instances of non-compliance, an increase of 10 per cent on the 2011-12 results.
Minister for Finance, Mathias Cormann said Agencies had again reported relatively low levels of non-compliance when compared to the many millions of financial transactions they undertook each year on behalf of Government.
“This result is still comparable to performances over the past four years. As in previous years when reported non‑compliance has increased, this is strongly correlated to changed financial management framework requirements,” Mr Cormann said.
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