4 – Other matters

4.1 Rationalisation of remaining agencies, boards and committees

The Commission’s Phase One Report highlighted the large number of Commonwealth government bodies and the potential for this to contribute to duplication and overlap, unnecessary complexity, inefficiencies and a lack of accountability within government. In light of this, the Commission recommended that each department reassess all bodies within its portfolio with a view to reducing their number and associated overheads.

In the Phase One Report the Commission focussed on 194 principal Commonwealth bodies that operate under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997, and recommended action of some form in relation to 99 of these bodies.

As part of further deliberations, the Commission has recommended action on three more principal bodies in its Phase Two Report, bringing the total recommended actions for principal bodies to 102.

In addition to the 194 principal bodies, the Commission has identified 696 non-principal bodies at the Commonwealth level (including councils, boards and committees) based on information provided by departments and through other research undertaken. Of these, the Commission recommends that 482 non-principal bodies be considered for abolition, amalgamation, transformation or assessment.

Recommended actions and notes on all of the Commission’s recommended actions on the 194 principal bodies and the 696 non-principal bodies are summarised in Table 4.1 below.

The Commission recognises further investigations and consultations may be required regarding these recommendations.

Table 4.1 Rationalisation of remaining agencies, boards and committees
Principal Bodies Non-Principal Bodies

Abolish

Merge

Consolidate in
Department

Privatise

Other action

Notes
Action recommended for Principal body Action recommended for Principal body            
Action recommended for Non-Principal body Action recommended for Non-Principal body            
COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation            
1 Department of Agriculture              
2 Australian Fisheries Management Authority              
3 Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority     Action recommended for Principal body        
  1 Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Advisory Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Merge with the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme - Phase One Recommendation 50
  2 Community Consultative Committee Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
  3 Industry Liaison Committee Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
  4 Registration Liaison Committee for the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
  5 Manufacturers' Licensing Scheme - Industry Liaison Committee Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
4 Cotton Research and Development Corporation              
  6 Cotton Research and Development Corporation Selection Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
5 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation              
  7 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Selection Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
6 Grains Research and Development Corporation              
  8 Grains Research and Development Corporation Selection Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
7 Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Wine Australia Corporation to streamline support for the industry - Phase One Recommendation 50
  9 Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation Selection Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
8 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation              
  10 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Selection Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
9 Wine Australia Corporation     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation to streamline support for the industry - Phase One Recommendation 50
  11 Wine Australia Corporation Selection Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  Biosecurity            
  12 Abalone Aquaculture Health Accreditation Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  13 Animal Health Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  14 AQUAPLAN Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  15 Australian and New Zealand Standard Diagnostic Procedures Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  16 Australian Weeds Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  17 Bait Translocation Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  18 Benchmarks Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  19 Biosafety and Biosecurity Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  20 Biosecurity Advisory Council     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  21 Biosecurity Emergency Preparedness Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  22 Biosecurity Incident National Communication Network            
  23 Bovine Johne's Disease Technical Advisory Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  24 Eminent Scientists Group            
  25 Established Pests and Diseases Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  26 Food and Grocery Sector Group            
  27 Freshwater Invertebrate Pests Sub-committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  28 High Throughput Johne's Technical Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  29 Import Risk Analysis Appeals Panel            
  30 Interim Inspector General of Biosecurity            
  31 Laboratories for Emergency Animal Disease Diagnosis and Response Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  32 Marine Pest Sectoral Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  33 National Aquatic Animal Health Industry Reference Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  34 National Biosecurity Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  35 National Biosecurity Committee Stakeholder Engagement Consultative Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  36 National Biosecurity Information Governance Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  37 National Decision Making and Investment Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  38 National Emergency Preparedness and Response Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  39 National Strategies Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  40 National Surveillance and Diagnostics Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  41 New Test Evaluation Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  42 Pacific Oyster Health Management Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  43 Plant Health Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  44 Point-of-Care Tests Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  45 Private Practitioner Engagement Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  46 Quality Assurance Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  47 Rabies Preparedness Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  48 Reference Laboratories Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  49 Research, Development and Extension Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  50 Sub-committee on Animal Health Laboratory Standards         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  51 Sub-committee on Aquatic Animal Health         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  52 Sub-committee on Domestic Quarantine & Market Access         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  53 Sub-committee on Emergency Animal Diseases         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  54 Sub-committee on National Forest Health         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  55 Sub-committee on National Plant Health Surveillance         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  56 Sub-committee on Plant Health Diagnostics         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  57 Training Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  58 Vertebrate Pests Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  Marine/Fisheries            
  59 Aquaculture Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  60 Australian Fisheries Management Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  61 Northern Territory Fisheries Joint Authority            
  62 Queensland Fisheries Joint Authority            
  63 Seafood Exporters Consultative Committee            
  64 Shark-Plan Representative Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  65 Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  66 Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority            
  67 Western Australian Fisheries Joint Authority            
  Forestry            
  68 Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited            
  69 Forest and Wood Products Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  70 Forestry and Forest Products Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  71 National Forest Inventory Steering Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  Industry            
  72 Agricultural Industry Advisory Council            
  73 Australian Egg Corporation Limited            
  74 Australian Meat Processor Corporation Limited            
  75 Australian Plague Locust Commission            
  76 Australian Pork Limited            
  77 Australian Wool Innovation Limited            
  78 Beef Industry Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  79 Dairy Australia Limited            
  80 Dairy Export Industry Consultative Committee            
  81 Department of Agriculture - Live Animal Export Division - Industry Government Implementation Group            
  82 Export Meat Industry Advisory Committee            
  83 Export Meat Industry Advisory Committee Animal Welfare Subcommittee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Consolidate subcommittee into lead committee
  84 Export Wild Game Meat Industry Consultative Committee            
  85 Meat and Livestock Australia Limited            
  86 SafeMeat            
  87 Sugar Research Australia Limited            
  88 Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  Agriculture            
  89 Agricultural Finance Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  90 Agvet Chemical Regulation Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  91 Animal Welfare Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  92 Australian Landcare Council     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  93 Food Export Regulators Steering Committee            
  94 Food Policy Working Group Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  95 Halal Consultative Committee            
  96 High-Level Group on Drought         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  97 Horticulture Australia Limited            
  98 National Committee for Land Use and Management Information            
  99 National Committee on Soil and Terrain            
  100 National Rural Advisory Council     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  101 Primary Industries Standing Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  102 Productivity and Regulatory Reform Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  103 Standing Council on Primary Industries         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  104 Taskforce on National Uniform Standards for the Voluntary Microchipping of Horses         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
10 Attorney-General's Department              
11 Administrative Appeals Tribunal     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge to establish a single civilian tribunal - Phase One Recommendation 54
12 Australia Business Arts Foundation Ltd     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with other arts related bodies to establish a single Arts Council - Phase One Recommendation 50
13 Australia Council     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with other arts related bodies to establish a single Arts Council - Phase One Recommendation 50
14 Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity              
15 Australian Crime Commission     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with CrimTrac to enhance crime intelligence capability - Phase One Recommendation 52
  105 Inter-Governmental Committee on the Australian Crime Commission         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 52
16 Australian Federal Police              
17 Australian Film, Television and Radio School           Action recommended for Principal body Transfer to an educational institution as education is outside the Commonwealth’s core areas of responsibility - Phase One Recommendation 50
  106 Australian Film, Television and Radio School Council Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
18 Australian Financial Security Authority              
19 Australian Government Solicitor       Action recommended for Principal body     Consolidate the Office of General Counsel into the Attorney-General’s Department, review options for residual functions - Phase Two Recommendation 15
  107 Australian Government Solicitor Advisory Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase Two Recommendation 15
20 Australian Human Rights Commission              
21 Australian Institute of Criminology           Action recommended for Principal body Review with a view to transferring the Institute to a university - Phase One Recommendation 50
  108 Criminology Research Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
22 Australian Law Reform Commission       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 50
23 Australian National Maritime Museum              
24 Australian Security Intelligence Organisation              
25 Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre           Action recommended for Principal body Review for suitability for integration into the new crime intelligence agency
26 Bundanon Trust     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with other arts related bodies to establish a single Arts Council - Phase One Recommendation 50
27 CrimTrac     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Australian Crime Commission to enhance crime intelligence capability  - Phase One Recommendation 52
  109 CrimTrac Strategic Issues Group Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 52
28 Family Court and Federal Circuit Court     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia to achieve efficiencies - Phase One Recommendation 50
29 Federal Court of Australia     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia to achieve efficiencies - Phase One Recommendation 50
30 National Archives of Australia              
  110 National Archives of Australia Advisory Council            
31 National Film and Sound Archive              
32 National Gallery of Australia              
33 National Library of Australia              
34 National Museum of Australia              
35 National Portrait Gallery of Australia              
36 Office of Parliamentary Counsel              
37 Office of the Australian Information Commissioner              
  111 Information Advisory Committee   Action recommended for Non-Principal body       Merge with Privacy Advisory Committee to streamline advice to the Information Commissioner
  112 Privacy Advisory Committee   Action recommended for Non-Principal body       Merge with Information Advisory Committee to streamline advice to the Information Commissioner
38 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions              
39 Old Parliament House - Museum of Australian Democracy              
  113 Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Advisory Council            
40 Screen Australia     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with other arts related bodies to establish a single Arts Council - Phase One Recommendation 50
  Law and order            
  114 Administrative Review Council     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  115 Admiralty Rules Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  116 Australian Institute of Police Management            
  117 Bankruptcy Reform Consultative Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  118 Business Government Advisory Group on National Security         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  119 Copyright Tribunal            
  120 Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (the Taskforce)         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  121 Family Law Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  122 Firearms and Weapons Policy Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  123 High Court of Australia            
  124 Interception Consultative Committee            
  125 Intercountry Adoption Harmonisation Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  126 Central Authorities for Intercountry Adoptions            
  127 Law Courts Ltd            
  128 National Cybercrime Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  129 National Government Advisory Group on Chemicals         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  130 National Identity Security Coordination Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  131 National Industry Reference Group on Chemicals         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  132 National Justice Chief Executive Officers Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  133 National Legal Assistance Advisory Body         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  134 National Native Title Tribunal            
  135 National Policing Senior Officers Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  136 Precursor Advisory Group            
  137 Precursor Industry Reference Group            
  138 Senior Officers Group on Organised Crime         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  139 Standing Council on Law and Justice         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  140 Standing Council on Police and Emergency Management         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  Arts/Culture/Heritage            
  141 Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  142 Artbank Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  143 Classification Board            
  144 Classification Officers Standing Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  145 Classification Review Board   Action recommended for Non-Principal body       Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 54
  146 Committee on Taxation Incentives for the Arts Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Performs functions which could be done within the Treasury portfolio
  147 Film Certification Advisory Board     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done within the Treasury portfolio
  148 National Cultural Heritage Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done within the Treasury portfolio
  149 Public Lending Right Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done within the Treasury portfolio
  Disaster mitigation/recovery            
  150 Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council            
  151 Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Stakeholder Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 41
  152 Trusted Information Sharing Network for Critical Infrastructure Resilience            
41 Department of Communications              
42 Australian Broadcasting Corporation              
  153 ABC Advisory Council            
  154 ABC Splash Strategic Advisory Group            
43 Australian Communications and Media Authority              
  155 Communications Security and Enforcement 156 Roundtable            
  156 Consumer Consultative Forum            
  157 Emergency Call Service Committee            
  158 Numbering Advisory Committee            
  159 Protection Zone Committees            
  160 Radiocommunications Consultative Committee            
  161 Technical Advisory Group            
44 Australian Postal Corporation         Action recommended for Principal body   Consider for privatisation potential - Phase One Recommendation 57
  162 Australia Post Stakeholder Council            
45 NBN Co Limited         Action recommended for Principal body   Consider for privatisation potential - Phase One Recommendation 57
  163 National Broadband Network Liaison Group            
46 Special Broadcasting Service              
  164 SBS Community Advisory Committee            
47 Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 50
  165 Australian Communications Consumer Action Network            
  166 Community Broadcasting Foundation            
  167 National Cyber Security Awareness Week Steering Group     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  168 National ICT Australia Limited         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  169 Online Safety Consultative Working Group            
  170 Telecommunications Experts Group            
  171 Telework Advisory Panel Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  172 Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety            
48 Department of Defence              
49 Army Amenities Fund Company           Action recommended for Principal body Review to clarify the ongoing need to retain these activities within the Commonwealth public sector - Phase One Recommendation 50
50 Army and Air Force Canteen Service           Action recommended for Principal body Review to clarify the ongoing need to retain these activities within the Commonwealth public sector - Phase One Recommendation 50
51 Australian Military Forces Relief Trust Fund           Action recommended for Principal body Review to clarify the ongoing need to retain these activities within the Commonwealth public sector - Phase One Recommendation 50
52 Australian Strategic Policy Institute Limited              
53 Defence Housing Australia         Action recommended for Principal body   Consider for privatisation potential - Phase One Recommendation 57
54 Defence Materiel Organisation       Action recommended for Principal body     Reintegrate into the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 24
  173 Australian Government Defence Export Support Forum Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish consistent with the Commission’s position regarding sector-specific industry assistance - Phase One Recommendation 32
  174 CEO Roundtable         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  175 Defence and Industry Skills Taskforce         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  176 Defence Industry Innovation Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  177 Defence Industry Innovation Centre         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  178 Defence Industry Innovation Centre Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  179 Defence Materiel Organisation Diversity Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
55 Royal Australian Air Force Welfare Recreational Company           Action recommended for Principal body

Review to clarify the ongoing need to retain these activities within the Commonwealth public sector - Phase One Recommendation 50

56 Royal Australian Air Force Veterans' Residences Trust Fund           Action recommended for Principal body Review to clarify the ongoing need to retain these activities within the Commonwealth public sector - Phase One Recommendation 50
57 Royal Australian Air Force Welfare Trust Fund           Action recommended for Principal body Review to clarify the ongoing need to retain these activities within the Commonwealth public sector - Phase One Recommendation 50
58 Royal Australian Navy Central Canteens Board           Action recommended for Principal body Review to clarify the ongoing need to retain these activities within the Commonwealth public sector - Phase One Recommendation 50
59 Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund           Action recommended for Principal body Review to clarify the ongoing need to retain these activities within the Commonwealth public sector - Phase One Recommendation 50
  Capability provision            
  180 Australian Army            
  181 Australian Signals Directorate            
  182 Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation            
  183 Defence Intelligence Organisation            
  184 Defence Science and Technology Organisation         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review for outsourcing potential 
  185 Defence Science and Technology Organisation Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  186 Royal Australian Air Force            
  187 Royal Australian Navy            
  Personnel support services            
  188 Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  189 Australian Defence Force Financial Services Consumer Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  190 Centre for Military and Veterans' Health         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  191 Defence Families of Australia         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  192 Defence Force Advocate         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  193 Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, functions able to be performed by the Remuneration Tribunal
  194 Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Authority            
  195 Defence Reserve Support Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  196 Forces Entertainment Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  197 Gender Equality Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  198 Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force            
  199 Joint Education and Training Advisory Board           Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  200 Judge Advocate General            
  201 Military Superannuation and Benefits Board of Trustees No. 1            
  202 Office of Reserve Service Protection     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  203 Religious Advisory Committee to the Services         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  204 Royal Australian Navy Central Canteens Fund         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  Industry            
  205 Australian Maritime Defence Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  206 Capability Development Advisory Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  207 Defence Future Capability Technology Centre Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  208 Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  Other            
  209 Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  210 Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal            
  211 Defence Procurement Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  212 Director of Military Prosecutions            
  213 Principal War Gratuity Authority         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
  214 Strengthened Export Controls Steering Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  215 Woomera Prohibited Area Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the first-principles review of Defence
60 Department of Education              
61 Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 50
62 Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited   Action recommended for Principal body         Withdraw Commonwealth involvement as schools are primarily the responsibility of the States - Phase One Recommendation 50
63 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies           Action recommended for Principal body Review all Indigenous bodies - Phase One Recommendation 35
64 Australian National University              
65 Australian Research Council              
  216 Australian Research Council Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
66 Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Australian Skills Quality Agency to create a single Commonwealth tertiary regulator - Phase One Recommendation 50
  217 Higher Education Standards Panel         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
  218 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  219 Advancing Quality in Higher Education Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  220 Australia India Education Council            
  221 Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  222 Australian Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs Senior Officials Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  223 Australian Qualifications Framework Council         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  224 Australian Youth Forum Steering Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs activities that could be done by the portfolio department
  225 Australian-American Educational Foundation (Fulbright Commission)            
  226 Education Investment Fund Advisory Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase Two Recommendation 5
  227 Education Services Australia            
  228 Flexible Learning Advisory Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  229 Higher Education Research Data Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  230 Higher Education Research Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  231 International Education Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  232 National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  233 National Senior Officials Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  234 National Skills Standards Council         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  235 National Youth Week National Planning Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  236 Office for Learning and Teaching Strategic Advisory Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  237 Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  238 Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood Joint Working Group to Provide Advice on Students with Disability         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  239 Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  240 Strategic Cross-sectoral Data Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  241 Tuition Protection Service Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  242 Y20 Planning Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
67 Department of Employment              
68 Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 50
  243 Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
69 Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation              
70 Comcare       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department. Claims management could be outsourced and open up underwriting function to contestability - Phase One Recommendation 50 and Phase Two Recommendation 15
  244 Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
71 Fair Work Commission              
72 Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate              
  245 Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
73 Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge to establish a single Commonwealth Ombudsman - Phase One Recommendation 50
74 Safe Work Australia       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 50
75 Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare)       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department. Claims management could be outsourced - Phase One Recommendation 50
76 Workplace Gender Equality Agency       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 50
  246 COAG Select Council on Workplace Relations         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  247 Commonwealth Safety Regulatory Forum     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  248 Fair Work Building and Construction Independent Assessor            
  249 Federal Safety Commissioner            
  250 National Workplace Relations Consultative Council            
  251 Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal            
77 Department of the Environment              
78 Bureau of Meteorology              
  252 Bureau of Meteorology Australian Water Information Advisory Council            
  253 Bureau of Meteorology Jurisdictional Reference Group on Water Information         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  254 Bureau of Meteorology Water Accounting Standards Board         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
79 Clean Energy Regulator              
80 Climate Change Authority   Action recommended for Principal body         Consistent with Government policy - Phase One Recommendation 50
86 National Environment Protection Council Service Corporation              
81 Director of National Parks       Action recommended for Principal body     Consolidate into the portfolio department to achieve efficiencies - Phase One Recommendation 50
  255 Booderee National Park Board of Management            
  256 Kakadu National Park Board of Management            
  257 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Management            
82 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority              
  258 Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum            
83 Low Carbon Australia Ltd   Action recommended for Principal body         Consistent with Government policy - Phase One Recommendation 50
84 Murray-Darling Basin Authority       Action recommended for Principal body     Consolidate to reduce costs, with independence maintained through separate financial arrangements – Phase One Recommendation 50
  259 Basin Officials Committee           Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
  260 Murray-Darling Basin Community Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
  261 Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body  
85 National Water Commission       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 50
87 Sydney Harbour Federation Trust           Action recommended for Principal body Transfer to the New South Wales Government consistent with the subsidiarity principle - Phase One Recommendation 50
  Water            
  262 Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder            
  263 Commonwealth Environmental Water Office            
  264 Commonwealth Environmental Water Stakeholder Reference Panel            
  265 Environmental Water Scientific Advisory Panel            
  266 Indigenous Water Advisory Committee            
  Region specific            
  267 Alligator Rivers Region Advisory Committee            
  268 Alligator Rivers Region Technical Committee            
  269 Antarctic Research Assessment Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  270 Antarctic Science Advisory Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  271 Australian Antarctic Names and Medals Committee            
  272 Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  273 Lake Eyre Basin Community Advisory Committee            
  274 Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum            
  275 Lake Eyre Basin Scientific Advisory Panel     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  276 Reef Water Quality Independent Science Panel            
  277 Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Partnership Committee            
  Heritage            
  278 Australian Heritage Council            
  279 Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee            
  280 Australia-Netherlands Committee on Old Dutch Shipwrecks            
  281 Historic Shipwrecks Delegates Committee            
  282 Iconic Sites Taskforce     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  283 National Landscapes Reference Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer tourism function to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  284 Natural Heritage Ministerial Board            
  285 Natural Heritage Trust Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  286 Rock Art Foundation Committee            
  287 World Parks Congress National Steering Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  Biology            
  288 Australian Biological Resources Study Advisory Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  289 Biological Diversity Advisory Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  290 Expert Panel on a Declared Commercial Fishing Activity     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  291 Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish consistent with Government policy
  292 National Marine Mammal Advisory Committee Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish at conclusion of current funding arrangement
  293 National Marine Mammal Scientific Committee Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish at conclusion of current funding arrangement
  294 National Wildlife Corridors Committee Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish as part of deregulation reforms
  295 Threatened Species Scientific Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  Fuels            
  296 Fuel Standards Consultative Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  297 Oil Stewardship Advisory Council     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  298 Product Stewardship Advisory Group     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by portfolio department
  Climate            
  299 Climate Adaptation Outlook Independent Expert Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  300 Domestics Offsets Integrity Committee            
  301 Emissions Intensive - Trade Exposed Expert Advisory Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by  the portfolio department
  302 Expert Panel for Major Coal Seam Gas Projects         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  Other/Various            
  303 COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water            
  304 Environmental Research Advisory Panel         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  305 Hazardous Waste Technical Group     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  306 Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development         Action recommended for Non-Principal body  
  307 Indigenous Advisory Committee            
  308 National Environment Protection Council         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  309 Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Regulator            
88 Department of Finance              
89 Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation       Action recommended for Principal body     Consolidate into the portfolio department to achieve efficiencies - Phase One Recommendation 50
90 ASC Pty Ltd         Action recommended for Principal body   Consider for privatisation potential - Phase One Recommendation 57
91 Australian Electoral Commission              
92 Australian River Co. Limited              
93 Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation              
94 Commonwealth Superannuation Administration (ComSuper)     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation given the single client relationship - Phase One Recommendation 50
95 Future Fund Management Agency              
96 Medibank Private Ltd         Action recommended for Principal body   The Government has announced its intention to sell Medibank Private Ltd - Phase One Recommendation 50
  310 Australian Procurement and Construction Council            
  311 Comcover Advisory Council Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  312 Cross Jurisdictional Chief Information Officers' Committee            
97 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade              
98 Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research              
  313 Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Policy Advisory Council     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  314 Commission for International Agricultural Research     Action recommended for Non-Principal body      
99 Australian Secret Intelligence Service              
100 Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)       Action recommended for Principal body     Cease or significantly reduce activities, incorporating any residual functions into a commercial arm of the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 33
101 Export Finance and Insurance Corporation   Action recommended for Principal body         Abolish, with any residual assets transferred to the new commercial arm of the portfolio department and investigate options to on-sell or wind up the loans - Phase One Recommendation 33
102 Tourism Australia       Action recommended for Principal body     Cease or significantly reduce activities , incorporating any residual functions into a commercial arm of the portfolio department -- Phase One Recommendation 33
  315 Australia Awards Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish in light of the Government’s focus on the New Colombo Plan
  316 Australia International Cultural Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  317 Australia International Cultural Council Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  318 Australia National Commission for UNESCO         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Reduce membership numbers
  319 Australia-China Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  320 Australia-China Council Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  321 Australia-India Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  322 Australia-India Council Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  323 Australia-Indonesia Institute         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  324 Australia-Indonesia Institute Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  325 Australia-Japan Foundation         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  326 Australia-Japan Foundation Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  327 Australia-Korea Foundation         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  328 Australia-Korea Foundation Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  329 Australia-Malaysia Institute         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  330 Australia-Malaysia Institute Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  331 Australia-Thailand Institute         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  332 Australia-Thailand Institute Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  333 Council for Australian-Arab Relations         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  334 Council for Australian-Arab Relations Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  335 Council on Australia Latin America Relations         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, some functions could be done by the portfolio department
  336 Council on Australia Latin America Relations Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  337 Editorial Advisory Board            
  338 Tourism Quality Council of Australia     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  339 Tourism Research Advisory Board     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
103 Department of Health              
104 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new independent Health Productivity and Performance Commission - Phase One Recommendation 53
105 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new independent Health Productivity and Performance Commission - Phase One Recommendation 53
106 Australian National Preventive Health Agency     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new independent Health Productivity and Performance Commission - Phase One Recommendation 53
107 Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency              
108 Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority              
  340 Anti-Doping Research Panel Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Performs functions which could be done by the Authority
  341 Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel            
  342 Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
109 Australian Sports Commission              
110 Australian Sports Foundation              
111 Cancer Australia     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new National Health and Medical Research Institute - Phase One Recommendation 53
112 Food Standards Australia New Zealand              
113 General Practice Education and Training Limited       Action recommended for Principal body     Merge with Health Workforce Australia and consolidate into a new Clinical Training unit within the Department - Phase One Recommendation 53
  343 General Practice Recognition Appeal Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 53
  344 General Practice Recognition Eligibility Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 53
114 Health Workforce Australia       Action recommended for Principal body     Merge with General Practice Education and Training Ltd and consolidate into a new Clinical Training unit within the Department - Phase One Recommendation 53
115 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new independent Health Productivity and Performance Commission - Phase One Recommendation 53
116 National Blood Authority       Action recommended for Principal body     Merge with the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority into a single Blood and Transplant unit within the Department - Phase One Recommendation 53
117 National Health and Medical Research Council     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new National Health and Medical Research Institute - Phase One Recommendation 53
118 National Health Funding Body     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new independent Health Productivity and Performance Commission - Phase One Recommendation 53
119 National Health Performance Authority     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new independent Health Productivity and Performance Commission - Phase One Recommendation 53
120 National Mental Health Commission     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new independent Health Productivity and Performance Commission - Phase One Recommendation 53
121 Organ and Tissue Authority       Action recommended for Principal body     Merge with the National Blood Authority into a single Blood and Transplant unit within the Department - Phase One Recommendation 53
122 Private Health Insurance Administration Council     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into a new independent Health Productivity and Performance Commission - Phase One Recommendation 53
123 Private Health Insurance Ombudsman     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge to establish a single Commonwealth Ombudsman - Phase One Recommendation 50
124 Professional Services Review       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 50
  Therapeutic Goods            
  345 Therapeutic Goods Administration            
  346 Advisory Committee on Biologicals         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  347 Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  348 Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  349 Advisory Committee on Medical Devices         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  350 Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  351 Advisory Committee on Non-prescription Medicines         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  352 Advisory Committee on Prescription Medicines         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  353 Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medical Devices         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  354 Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  355 Advisory Committee on the Safety of Vaccines         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  356 Australian Therapeutic Goods Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  357 Therapeutic Goods Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  358 Therapeutic Goods (Codes of Conduct) Implementation Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  Medicare            
  359 Medicare Participation Review Committee            
  Pharmaceuticals            
  360 Australian Community Pharmacy Authority         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  361 Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement Consultative Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  362 Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  363 Life Saving Drugs Program Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  364 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  365 Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  366 Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 19
  Industry Regulation            
  367 Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency            
  368 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  369 Agency Management Committee            
  370 Chinese Medicine Board of Australia            
  371 Chiropractic Board of Australia            
  372 Dental Board of Australia            
  373 Medical Board of Australia            
  374 Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia            
  375 National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council            
  376 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia            
  377 Occupational Therapy Board of Australia            
  378 Optometry Board of Australia            
  379 Osteopathy Board of Australia            
  380 Pharmacy Board of Australia            
  381 Physiotherapy Board of Australia            
  382 Podiatry Board of Australia            
  383 Psychology Board of Australia            
  Other            
  384 Australian National Council on Drugs         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  385 Australian Suicide Prevention Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 40
  386 Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  387 Diabetes Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  388 Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  389 Expert Panel Review of Elective Surgery and Emergency Access Targets under the National Partnership Agreements on Improving Public Hospital Services         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  390 Gene Technology Regulator            
  391 Health and Hospitals Fund Advisory Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase Two Recommendation 5
  392 Healthdirect Australia            
  393 Hearing Services Consultative Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  394 Medical Services Advisory Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  395 Medical Training Review Panel     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  396 Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  397 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  398 National Health Funding Pool Administrator         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  399 National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme   Action recommended for Non-Principal body       Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
  400 National Lead Clinicians Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  401 Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Independent Advisory Council            
  402 Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Jurisdictional Advisory Committee            
  403 Professional Services Review Panel            
  404 Professional Services Review - Determining Authority            
  405 Prostheses List Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
125 Department of Human Services              
126 Australian Hearing Services (Australian Hearing)         Action recommended for Principal body   Consider for privatisation potential - Phase One Recommendation 57
  406 Child Support National Stakeholder Engagement Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  407 Compliance Working Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  408 CRS Australia         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  409 Health Professionals Online Services Sub-committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  410 National Multicultural Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  411 National Place-Based Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  412 National Student Services Partnership Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  413 Older Australians Working Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  414 Stakeholder Consultative Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
127 Department of Immigration and Border Protection           Action recommended for Principal body Establish a single integrated border agency, Border Control Australia - Phase One Recommendation 51
128 Australian Customs and Border Protection Service           Action recommended for Principal body Establish a single integrated border agency, Border Control Australia - Phase One Recommendation 51
  415 Customs and Border Protection National Consultative Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 51
  416 Customs Reform Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 51
  417 National Customs Brokers Licensing Advisory Committee            
129 Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge to establish a single civilian tribunal - Phase One Recommendation 54
  418 Immigration Health Advisory Group            
  419 Minister's Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention            
  420 Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration            
  421 Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority            
  422 Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority Advisory Board            
130 Department of Industry              
131 Australian Institute of Marine Science              
132 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation              
133 Australian Renewable Energy Agency       Action recommended for Principal body     Consolidate into the portfolio department to achieve efficiencies - Phase One Recommendation 50
  423 Australian Renewable Energy Agency Advisory Panel Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
134 Australian Skills Quality Authority     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency to create a single Commonwealth tertiary regulator - Phase One Recommendation 50
135 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation              
  424 CSIRO - Australia Telescope National Facility  Steering Committee            
  425 CSIRO Climate Change Adaptation Flagship Advisory Committee            
  426 CSIRO Digital Productivity and Services Flagship Advisory Committee            
  427 CSIRO Energy Strategic Advisory Committee Membership            
  428 CSIRO Environment Strategic Advisory Committee            
  429 CSIRO Food Futures Flagship Advisory Committee            
  430 CSIRO Manufacturing Strategic Advisory Committee            
  431 CSIRO Marine National Facility Steering Committee            
  432 CSIRO Mineral Resources Strategic Advisory Committee            
  433 CSIRO Preventative Health Flagship Advisory Committee            
  434 CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship Advisory Committee            
  435 CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Advisory Committee            
136 Geoscience Australia              
137 IIF Investments Pty Ltd   Action recommended for Principal body         Abolish consistent with the Commission’s position regarding sector-specific industry assistance - Phase One Recommendation 50
138 IP Australia              
  436 Advisory Council on Intellectual Property         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  437 Plant Breeder's Rights Advisory Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
139 National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority              
  438 NOPSEMA Advisory Board            
  Building            
  439 Australian Building Codes Board         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  440 Commercial Building Disclosure Implementation Forum     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  441 Joint Accreditation System of Australia/New Zealand Governing Board            
  442 National Australia Building Energy Rating System National Steering Committee            
  443 National Australia Building Energy Rating System  Stakeholder Advisory Committee            
  VET/Skills            
  444 Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  445 Central Trades Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  446 National Vocational Education and Training Equity Advisory Council         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  Science/Research            
  447 Australia - India Strategic Research Fund Advisory Panel         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  448 Australian Astronomical Observatory            
  449 Australian Astronomical Observatory Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  450 Australian Research Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  451 Chief Scientist and Office of the Chief Scientist            
  452 Office of Spatial Policy         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer functions to the Department of Communications
  453 Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council            
  454 QUESTACON Advisory Council            
  Energy/Resources            
  455 Alternative Fuels Implementation Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  456 Australian Energy Market Operator            
  457 Bureau of Resource and Energy Economics            
  458 Bureau of Resource and Energy Economics Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  459 Consumer Advocacy Panel            
  460 Energy Efficiency Working Group Buildings Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  461 Maralinga Land and Environment Management Committee            
  462 National Carbon Capture and Storage Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  463 National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator            
  464 National Operating Committee on Jet Fuel Assurance         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  465 Resources Sector Advisory Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  466 Smart Grid Smart City – Strategic Policy and Regulatory Steering Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  467 Standing Council on Energy and Resources Energy Appointments Selection Panel         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  468 Study on the Eastern Australian Domestic Gas Market - Industry Reference Group Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Study completed
  469 Technical Advisory Committee for the Coal Mining Abatement Technology Support Package         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  Innovation            
  470 Cooperative Research Centres Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  471 Innovation Australia         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  472 Innovation Australia – Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  473 Innovation Australia – Clean Technology Innovation Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  474 Innovation Australia – Clean Technology Investment Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  475 Innovation Australia – Commercialisation Australia Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  476 Innovation Australia – Innovation Grants Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  477 Innovation Australia – R&D Incentives Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  478 Innovation Australia – R&D Tax Incentive Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  479 Innovation Australia - Venture Capital Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  480 Manufacturing Leaders Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  481 National Precincts Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 34
  482 Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys            
  Industry            
  483 Anti-Dumping Commission            
  484 Australian Industry Participation Authority Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish as part of deregulation reforms
  485 Business Design Reference Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  486 Business Online Service Management Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  487 Pharmaceutical Industry Working Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  488 Pulp & Paper Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  489 Services Leaders Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
140 Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development              
141 Airservices Australia           Action recommended for Principal body Review scope of activities and capital programme
142 Australian Maritime Safety Authority              
143 Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited         Action recommended for Principal body   Consider for privatisation potential - Phase One Recommendation 57
144 Australian Transport Safety Bureau              
145 Civil Aviation Safety Authority              
146 Moorebank Intermodal Company Ltd         Action recommended for Principal body   Consider for privatisation potential - Phase One Recommendation 57
147 National Capital Authority           Action recommended for Principal body Review with a view to transferring some functions to the Australian Capital Territory Government consistent with the subsidiarity principle, with residual functions to be transferred to the Department of Finance - Phase One Recommendation 50
148 National Transport Commission           Action recommended for Principal body Review to determine if this body should cease operations - Phase One Recommendation 50
  Infrastructure and Transport - Policy         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  490 Accessible Public Transport Jurisdictional Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  491 Accessible Public Transport National Advisory Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  492 Australian Bicycle Council         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  493 Australian Motor Vehicle Certification Board         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  494 Infrastructure Australia            
  495 Infrastructure Coordinator Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Legislation to abolish has been introduced into Parliament
  496 Infrastructure Working Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  497 Marine Council     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  498 Motor Vehicle Standards Review Panel     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  499 Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  500 Strategic Vehicle Safety and Environment Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of implementing the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australia’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry.
  501 Technical Liaison Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of implementing the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australia’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry.
  502 Sydney Airport Community Forum            
  503 Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials' Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  Infrastructure and Transport - Regulatory            
  504 Administrator of Vehicle Standards         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of implementing the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australia’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry.
  505 Associate Administrators of Vehicle Standards         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of implementing the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australia’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry.
  506 Inspector of Transport Security            
  507 International Air Services Commission     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  508 National Heavy Vehicle Regulator         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  509 Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  510 Registrar of Liner Shipping            
  Regional - Policy            
  511 Australian Council of Local Government Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish, consistent with the subsidiarity principal
  512 Expert Advisory Panel            
  513 Inter-Jurisdictional Working Group Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish, consistent with the subsidiarity principal
  514 Local Government Ministers' Forum Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Abolish, consistent with the subsidiarity principal
  515 Northern Australia Indigenous Experts Forum on Sustainable Economic Development            
  516 Northern Australia Ministerial Forum            
  517 RDA ACT Australian Capital Territory         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  518 RDA NSW Central Coast         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  519 RDA NSW Central West         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  520 RDA NSW Far West         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  521 RDA NSW Hunter         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  522 RDA NSW Illawarra         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  523 RDA NSW Mid North Coast         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  524 RDA NSW Murray         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  525 RDA NSW Northern Inland         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  526 RDA NSW Northern Rivers         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  527 RDA NSW Orana         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  528 RDA NSW Riverina         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  529 RDA NSW South Coast         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  530 RDA NSW Southern Inland         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  531 RDA NSW Sydney         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  532 RDA NT Northern Territory         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  533 RDA QLD Brisbane City         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  534 RDA QLD Darling Downs & South West         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  535 RDA QLD Far North Queensland & Torres Strait         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  536 RDA QLD Fitzroy & Central West         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  537 RDA QLD Gold Coast         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  538 RDA QLD Ipswich & West Moreton         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  539 RDA QLD Logan & Redlands         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  540 RDA QLD Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  541 RDA QLD Moreton Bay         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  542 RDA QLD Sunshine Coast         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  543 RDA QLD Townsville & North West         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  544 RDA QLD Wide Bay Burnett         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  545 RDA SA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  546 RDA SA Adelaide Metropolitan         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  547 RDA SA Barossa         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  548 RDA SA Far North         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  459 RDA SA Limestone Coast         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  550 RDA SA Murraylands & Riverland         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  551 RDA SA Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  552 RDA SA Yorke & Mid North         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  553 RDA TAS Tasmania         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  554 RDA VIC Barwon South West         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  555 RDA VIC Gippsland         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  556 RDA VIC Grampians         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  557 RDA VIC Hume         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  558 RDA VIC Loddon Mallee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  559 RDA VIC Melbourne East         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  560 RDA VIC Northern Melbourne         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  561 RDA VIC Southern Melbourne         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  562 RDA VIC Western Melbourne         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  563 RDA WA Goldfields Esperance         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  564 RDA WA Great Southern         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  565 RDA WA Kimberley         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  566 RDA WA Mid West Gascoyne         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  567 RDA WA Peel         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  568 RDA WA Perth         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  569 RDA WA Pilbara         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  570 RDA WA South West         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  571 RDA WA Wheatbelt         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer Commonwealth involvement to the States
  572 Regional Australia Standing Council         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  573 Senior Officials' Group         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  574 Standing Committee of Senior Officials         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  Regional - Regulatory            
  575 Administrator of Norfolk Island            
  576 Administrator of the Indian Ocean Territories (Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands)            
  577 Administrator of the Northern Territory            
  Other/Various            
  578 National Disaster Recovery Taskforce         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review with a view to transferring to the Attorney-General’s Department, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 41
  579 Reconstruction Inspectorate         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review with a view to transferring to the Attorney-General’s Department, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 41
  580 Urban Policy Forum     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions that could be undertaken by the portfolio department
149 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet              
150 Aboriginal Hostels Limited           Action recommended for Principal body Review all Indigenous bodies - Phase One Recommendation 35
151 Anindilyakwa Land Council           Action recommended for Principal body Review all Indigenous bodies - Phase One Recommendation 35
152 Australian National Audit Office              
153 Australian Public Service Commission           Action recommended for Principal body Relocate to the Department of Employment - Phase Two Recommendation 6
154 Central Land Council           Action recommended for Principal body Review all Indigenous bodies - Phase One Recommendation 35
155 Indigenous Business Australia     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Indigenous Land Corporation to achieve efficiencies - Phase One Recommendation 50
156 Indigenous Land Corporation     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Indigenous Land Corporation to achieve efficiencies - Phase One Recommendation 50
157 National Australia Day Council Limited              
158 Northern Land Council           Action recommended for Principal body Review all Indigenous bodies - Phase One Recommendation 35
159 Office of National Assessments              
160 Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman     Action recommended for Principal body        
161 Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security              
162 Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General              
  581 Australian Bravery Decorations Council            
  582 Council for the Order of Australia            
  583 National Emergency Medal Committee            
163 Outback Stores Pty Ltd           Action recommended for Principal body Review all Indigenous bodies - Phase One Recommendation 35
164 Tiwi Land Council           Action recommended for Principal body Review all Indigenous bodies - Phase One Recommendation 35
165 Torres Strait Regional Authority           Action recommended for Principal body Review all Indigenous bodies - Phase One Recommendation 35
166 Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council           Action recommended for Principal body Review all Indigenous bodies - Phase One Recommendation 35
  Indigenous         Action recommended for Non-Principal body  
  584 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  585 Aboriginal Benefits Account Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  586 First Peoples Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  587 Indigenous Development effectiveness Initiative Steering Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  588 Indigenous Education Consultative Bodies         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  589 National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  590 National NAIDOC Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  591 Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  592 Prime Minister's Indigenous Business Policy Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 35
  Other            
  593 Australia in the Asian Century Advisory Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  594 Australian Business 20 Leadership Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  595 Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  596 Civil Society 20 Steering Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  597 COAG Reform Council         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  598 Council of Australian Governments         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  599 Nomination Panel for appointments to the boards of the ABC and SBS     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  600 Office of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor            
  601 Official Establishments Trust            
  602 Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council            
  603 Remuneration Tribunal         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Transfer to the Department of Employment, consequential impact of Phase Two Recommendation 6
167 Department of Social Services              
168 Australian Aged Care Quality Agency              
169 Australian Institute of Family Studies              
  604 Australian Institute of Family Studies Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
170 National Disability Insurance Agency              
  Aged care            
  605 Aged Care Determination Review Panels     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  606 Aged Care Financing Authority            
  607 Aged Care Planning Advisory Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department
  608 Aged Care Pricing Commissioner            
  609 Aged Care Reform Implementation Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  Disability            
  610 Minister's Dementia Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body  
  611 National People with Disabilities and Carer Council            
  Other            
  612 Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review, consistent with the subsidiarity principal
  613 Australian Multicultural Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  614 Forced Adoptions Implementation Group            
  615 National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters            
  616 National Children and Family Roundtable   Action recommended for Non-Principal body       Amalgamate with the Social Services Ministerial Advisory Council
  617 Refugee Resettlement Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  618 Social Security Appeals Tribunal   Action recommended for Non-Principal body       Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 54
  619 Social Services Ministerial Advisory Council            
171 Department of the Treasury              
172 Australian Bureau of Statistics              
  620 Australian Statistics Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
173 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission              
174 Australian Office of Financial Management              
175 Australian Prudential Regulation Authority              
176 Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation   Action recommended for Principal body         There is scope for gradual Commonwealth withdrawal in future years. A review could identify timeframe for abolition - Phase One Recommendation 50
177 Australian Securities and Investments Commission           Action recommended for Principal body Transfer registry functions to the Australian Taxation Office and consumer protection functions to the Australian Competition and Consumer Council. Residual functions to be reviewed as part of the Financial System Inquiry - Phase One Recommendation 50
  621 Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board            
  622 Consumer Advisory Panel            
  623 Financial Literacy Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Financial literacy information can be done by the private sector
178 Australian Taxation Office              
  624 Development Allowance Authority         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review options to consolidate statutory position into the Australian Taxation Office, noting the position is currently held by the Commissioner of Taxation
179 Clean Energy Finance Corporation   Action recommended for Principal body         Consistent with Government policy - Phase One Recommendation 50
180 Commonwealth Grants Commission              
181 Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee       Action recommended for Principal body     Performs functions which could be done by the portfolio department - Phase One Recommendation 50
  625 Legal Committee of Corporations and Market Advisory Committee     Action recommended for Non-Principal body     Consequential impact - Phase One Recommendation 50
182 Inspector-General of Taxation     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge to establish a single Commonwealth Ombudsman - Phase One Recommendation 50
183 National Competition Council     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge into the Productivity Commission - Phase One Recommendation 50
184 Office of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Office of the Australian Accounting Standards Board to deliver efficiencies - Phase One Recommendation 50
185 Office of the Australian Accounting Standards Board     Action recommended for Principal body       Merge with the Office of the Australian Accounting Standards Board to deliver efficiencies - Phase One Recommendation 50
186 Productivity Commission              
  626 Australian Government Competitive Neutrality Complaints Office            
187 Reserve Bank of Australia              
  627 Note Printing Australia Pty Ltd       Action recommended for Non-Principal body   Consider for privatisation potential
  628 Payments System Board            
188 Royal Australian Mint         Action recommended for Principal body   Consider for privatisation potential - Phase One Recommendation 57
  629 Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Performs functions which could be done by the Australian Taxation Office
  630 Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Advisory Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Performs functions which could be done by the Australian Taxation Office
  631 Australian Competition Tribunal            
  632 Australian Energy Regulator            
  633 Australian Government Actuary            
  634 Australian Loan Council         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  635 Financial Reporting Council            
  636 Financial Sector Advisory Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review in the context of the Financial System Inquiry, including its capacity to be incorporated into ASIC to streamline insolvency functions.
  637 Foreign Investment Review Board            
  638 Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  639 Legislative and Governance Forum on Corporations         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  640 National Injury Insurance Scheme Advisory Group            
  641 Standard Business Reporting Board            
  642 Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  643 Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision         COAG related body - review as part of reform of the Federation  
  644 Superannuation Complaints Tribunal            
  645 Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Advisory Committee            
  646 Takeovers Panel            
  647 Tax Practitioners Board            
  648 Trans-Tasman Accounting and Auditing Standards Advisory Group            
  649 Trans-Tasman Council on Banking Supervision            
  650 Trans-Tasman Outcomes Implementation Group            
189 Department of Veterans' Affairs              
190 Australian War Memorial              
  651 Allied Health Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  652 ANZAC Centenary Advisory Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  653 Applied Research Program Advisory Panel         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  654 Australian National Memorial New Zealand Advisory Panel         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Cease as scheduled
  655 Community Nursing Clinical Advisory committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  656 Community Nursing Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  657 Current and Former Members of the ADF Emerging Issues Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  658 Defence Services Homes Insurance Scheme Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Insurance can be provided by the private sector
  659 Defence Services Homes Insurance Advisory Board Action recommended for Non-Principal body         Insurance can be provided by the private sector
  660 Dental Advisory committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  661 Department of Veterans' Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee            
  662 eHealth Technical Advisory Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  663 Emerging Issues Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  664 Ex-Service Organisation Round Table            
  665 Gulf War Study Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  666 Health Innovation - Clinical Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  667 Local Medical Officer Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  668 Medical Software Industry Association Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  669 Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services Practitioner Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  670 Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services Veterans Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  671 Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services Writing Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  672 Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission            
  673 National Health, Aged and Community Care Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  674 National Mental Health Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  675 Operational Working Party         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  676 Optical Advisory committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  677 Pay for Performance Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  678 Peacekeepers Study Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  679 Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Ex-Service Matters         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  680 Rehabilitation Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  681 Rehabilitation Appliances Program Reference Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  682 Repatriation Commission            
  683 Repatriation Medical Authority         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  684 Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  685 Research Board         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  686 Research Working Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  687 Scientific Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  688 Specialist Medical Review Council         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  689 State / Territory consultation forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  690 Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service National Advisory Committee         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  691 Veterans' Children Education Scheme State Boards            
  692 Veterans Home Care Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  693 Veterans Mental Health Clinical Reference Group         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  694 Veterans' Review Board            
  695 Vietnam Veterans Education Centre Advisory Panel         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
  696 Vietnam Veterans Family Study Consultative Forum         Action recommended for Non-Principal body Review ongoing need for advisory body
191 Department of Parliamentary Services              
192 Department of the House of Representatives              
193 Department of the Senate              
194 Parliamentary Budget Office              
Total bodies identified for action   42 41 80 10 411  
Principal bodies   7 35 23 9 27  
Non-principal bodies   35 6 57 1 382  

Source: National Commission of Audit, 2014.