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Audit Office of
New South Wales

The Audit Office of New South Wales is the independent auditor of the New South Wales public sector.

The Audit Office reports directly to parliament on the New South Wales government’s financial statements and use of public money.

We help the New South Wales public sector improve its performance for the benefit of the community.


Mining rehabilitation security deposits
The Department of Planning and Environment requires mining companies to rehabilitate sites according to conditions set in the mining development approval. The Department holds mining rehabilitation security deposits that are meant to cover the full cost of rehabilitation if a mining company defaults ...
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Planning for school infrastructure
The Department of Education proposes to fundamentally reform school infrastructure planning and delivery to meet the future demand for student places, and to overcome chronic under-investment for much of the last decade. To do this, it will need to spend much more than it has been receiving to date. ...
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Therapeutic programs in prisons
Corrective Services NSW should ensure eligible prisoners receive timely programs to reduce the risk they will reoffend on release, according to a report released today by the NSW Acting Auditor-General, Ian Goodwin
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Contingent workforce: procurement and management
The Department of Industry, Transport for NSW and the Department of Education were not able to demonstrate that contingent labour is the best resourcing strategy to meet their business needs or deliver value for money, according to a report released today by NSW Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford.
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Passenger rail punctuality
Rail agencies are well-placed to manage the forecast increase in passengers until 2019, according to today's report by NSW Auditor-General Margaret Crawford, but will find it difficult to maintain punctuality after this unless network capacity increases significantly.
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Auditor-General's Reports to Parliament
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