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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.

News

Large construction projects: Independent assurance
The independent assurance given to the NSW Government and sponsor agencies on the viability of large capital projects throughout their lifecycle is inadequate. Government policy is regularly not followed and not properly communicated to those responsible for implementing such policy.
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Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program
The Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program has effectively promoted adoption of better management practices by local water utilities, but will not achieve its objective of eliminating the water supply and sewerage infrastructure backlog in urban areas of country NSW.
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Managing length of stay and unplanned readmissions in NSW public hospitals
NSW Health has achieved considerable success over recent years in reducing average length of stay despite increasing pressure on hospital admissions by older and chronically ill patients. This success has been driven by changes in the way health services are delivered, such as the increasing use of ...
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Volume One 2015 Areas of focus from 2014, Governance Lighthouse and Fraud Control Improvement Kit
Today the Auditor-General of New South Wales, Grant Hehir, released his Volume One 2015 Report to Parliament focusing on key observations and recommendations from financial and performance audits released in 2014. The 2014 audits showed that the quality and timeliness of financial reporting have co ...
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Vocational Education and Training Reform
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is undergoing reform across Australia. The reforms aim to see more people trained while maximising the public value for the Government’s investment. New South Wales is the latest State to implement VET reform through its Smart and Skilled initiative which comm ...
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Auditor-General's Reports to Parliament

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