Australia starts audits to assess collaboration obligations

by Jon Grevatt

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has confirmed that audits of foreign contractors’ partnerships with local businesses have now begun.

A DoD spokesperson told Janes on 19 January that the DoD engaged “independent Australian audit firms” in the fourth quarter of 2020 to start the checking process.

The checks are intended to ensure that contractors are working with local companies in accordance with the contractual obligations laid out in their industrial collaboration programmes – also known as Australian Industry Capability (AIC) plans.

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